Society prepares for 151st Colac Show

Blane’s Newspower staff member Emma Gibson is preparing Darrell Lea show bags for this weekend’s Colac Show. Blane’s newsagency has been putting together the show bags since the early 1970s. The show bags are full of sweet treats and are for sale at the show.

Blane’s Newspower staff member Emma Gibson is preparing Darrell Lea show bags for this weekend’s Colac Show. Blane’s newsagency has been putting together the show bags since the early 1970s. The show bags are full of sweet treats and are for sale at the show.

PREPARATIONS for the 151st Colac Show are underway, with rides and vendors set to entertain Colac and district residents from Friday to Sunday.

Colac and District Pastoral and Agricultural Society president Ray Thomas said the show should host between 6000 to 6500 people over the weekend.

Mr Thomas said he expected the regular Saturday night fireworks display to be the major drawcard of the show.

“The fireworks are always a spectacular thing, it sort of finishes the main part of the show and it keeps getting better and better as the years go on,” he said.

Mr Thomas said the agricultural society tried to keep the details of the fireworks display “close to our chest”, but said crowds could expect a “spectacular” show.

“The guys certainly look after us every year with the latest and the best fireworks,” he said.

Mr Thomas said predicted rain for this week would benefit the show’s preparations.

“If it continues to just have the scattered showers during the week it will settle all the dust a bit and will actually be quite good for us,” he said.

“The ring and the grass area is looking magnificent and is all set and ready to go,” he said.

Mr Thomas said vendors wanting to enter a stall into the show would have until the end of the week to enter.

“Some of the indoor vendors are down on other years. But we’re expecting people to enter at the last minute,” he said.

“As far as we’re concerned it’s never too late to enter and really it’s such a great opportunity to show off what you’ve got in front of thousands of people.”

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