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When it comes to participation, chicken lovers are at the top of the pecking order but organisers of the Mossman Show are hoping other people share their agricultural flair at this year’s event.

Entries to the poultry section have been so strong in recent years, the chicken pavilion has undergone and extensive upgrade.

But at this stage the other categories haven’t been as popular.

Submissions are desperately needed in a range of areas including agriculture, horticulture, cooking, craft and photography.

Mossman and District Show Society President Matthew Hatfield said the opportunities to showcase your talents were diverse.

“Some people don’t know what you can exhibit. Some people might have honey or they might have a bunch of bananas. Bring them in we want to fill the pavilion right up,” he said.

“There’s bragging rights for the winners and a bit of fun for the rest of the participants.

“You get a couple of dollars for the best chook, or in other categories, but importantly for the kids you also get ribbons; they love that.”

Mr Hatfield said there has also been a big push to get teenagers involved in the “Young Judges Cattle Competition”.

“They’ll have the support of Elders who are always looking to train people and for some that leads to career opportunities,’ Mr Hatfield said.

‘We’re trying to bring more of the community spirit back in the towns again, we are trying to bring back that small-town pride.”

Entries close:

  • Guinea Pigs and Caged Birds – 20th July 2023
  • Fat Cattle – 22 July 2023
  • Horticulture and Agriculture – 22 July 2023
  • Culinary – 22 July 2023
  • Needlework – 21 July 2023
  • Arts n Craft & Photography – 19 July 2023

Visit Mossman Show Website to learn more on categories and how to enter


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