Town and country meet at popular 'little' show

ABOUT 6000 people enjoyed the festivities at "The Biggest Little Show on the Coast" last weekend.

The Albion Park Show, now in its 127th year, showcases the region's agricultural, horticultural and industrial activities and provides community entertainment.

The demolition derby, FMX Kaos motocross, and a fireworks display on Saturday were major drawcards, while the creatures with four legs, fur, feathers and scales delighted the young children.

Held at the Albion Park Showground, the show's "stars" included camels, sheep, cattle, horses, goats, poultry, waterfowl, pigeons and snakes.

Show secretary Marilyn Connelly said attendance was up on 2013.

"The entertainment was brilliant and the camels were very popular," she said.

"It is a family show and we try to keep it that way.

"We also try and keep the rural aspect going, even though we are now a city.

"We had sheep shearing, goat milking and poultry washing, things that you wouldn't normally see, and that's a big attraction for families."

Mrs Connelly said the art, craft and horticultural displays in the pavilion were well patronised.

There were also sideshows, rides, puppet entertainment, wood-chopping displays and vintage machinery and cars.

The show also hosted the Cancer Council NSW's Shellharbour Relay for Life 2014 launch.

The winner of the Albion Park Showgirl competition was also announced last Saturday night, with Jenna Henshaw, 19, taking out first place.

The Albion Park resident has a lengthy history with the show, having won the Tiny Tots competition as a five-year-old, and also placing in the Princess category when she was seven.

The Albion Park Showgirl competition forms part of the Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl competition.

The winner of the Albion Park competition progresses to the zone final in Milton and from there, has the opportunity to win a place at the Sydney Show.

The runner-up was Shannan Pastrovic.

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