Naracoorte Show have picked their theme for this year

SHOWTIME: Catherine MiIller with the spreader which inspired this year's theme for the Naracoorte Show. Displays will have an agricultural flavour. PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion
SHOWTIME: Catherine MiIller with the spreader which inspired this year's theme for the Naracoorte Show. Displays will have an agricultural flavour. PHOTO: Elisabeth Champion

With planning for the Naracoorte Show - to be held on October 16 - well underway, the theme for this year has been announced.

Ag tech will be the star of the show this year, highlighting the technology that helps to keep farms running.

Show spokeswoman Catherine Miller said that with the South East Field Days called off for the second year, it would give traders an opportunity to showcase the amazing innovations being made in the ag tech sector.

"It has been two years since the South East Field days were able to be held due to the pandemic so there is a bit of an opportunity there for businesses both in our region and outside to showcase the latest yield mapping or data management, or telemetry where you can be in an office and be looking at your troughs five kilometres away," she said.

"There are a lot of things happening in that space.

"The agricultural industry has probably been one of the shining lights during the pandemic in terms of not being as badly touched as a lot of other sectors of the economy.

"There is a lot of enthusiasm among young people to be able to use some of this technology that is coming online.

"We will still have all the great attractions of the show, showbags and fairy floss and hopefully rides, but this will be an added thing.

"People might be able to send their kids off to look at sideshow alley and they can have a look at some of the latest technology that is available in one spot." After the show was moved to the main street last year, the committee is excited to see the fun and magic return to the showgrounds.

The old show favourites will return with some new additions in the lineup as well.

The Ute Muster will not be held this year, after the committee folded, but don't despair as in it's place will be plenty of other things to do.

"It is very much still a traditional country show - we want to give people that country show experience, especially after last year not being able to have a show," Ms Miller said.

"We are hoping people will enter their cooking or photography or craft, and come along and enjoy some entertainment."

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