QUIRINDI Spring Show committee members have once again dished up a smorgasbord of activities set to delight and thrill the community during its much anticipated annual event.
This year’s star attraction is celebrity chef Michelle Cranston, well known food editor of the famed Marie Claire cookbooks and Australian Women’s Weekly’s food editor-at-large.
Michelle will join ac- claimed local chef Alex Connal as they lead cooking demonstrations showcasing the very best fresh local produce.
President of NSW Farmers Fiona Simson is back to defend her title for the annual “cookoff”, and not wanting to be left behind this year, the males of the district have organised their own challenge with an inaugural “steak-off”.
Children will be well entertained with Quirindi High’s hospitality classes mentoring the tots through the process of cooking their own pizzas.
More than 20 stalls lined with scrumptious home grown produce and unique hand-made merchandise will also be on display.
2011 Quirindi Showgirl Jess Willis has been hard at work co-ordinating the young farmers challenge, aimed at encouraging rural youth back to country shows.
She has also secured the company and help of 2013 Sydney Royal Showgirl, Kennedy Tourle.
Kennedy will offer advice to the 2013 Quirindi Showgirls, the winners of which will be announced at the show on Saturday at 1pm.
Returning due to popular demand are the boys from Backtrack’s Paws Up
program. Their command of their friendly canines was a big crowd-pleaser last year.
Thrill seekers haven’t been forgotten either.
Adrenaline will be pumping as motorbike stunt rider and daredevil Chris Bayles sails through the air, and new to the show this year is a whip-cracking demonstration by the Wicks Family Whipcrackers.
Add to this a pavillion full of mouth-watering delights, art and photography displays, plant and floral exhibits, horse and cattle events, a poultry display, and much more.
The show takes place at the showgrounds on September 14 and 15.
face painting, petting zoo and magician and it’s shaping up to be a spectacular event.