Show goes on at Yankalilla for long weekend

In what is set to be one of the few country South Australian shows held this year, the Yankalilla Show returns this Saturday, October 2.

The event for the whole family had to be canned in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, and while some safeguards will be in place this year, it is all systems go.

The Yankalilla, Rapid Bay and Myponga Agricultural and Horticultural Society committee and volunteers have put in countless hours to create their traditional country show with a few modern twists.

President Dalton Dupuy, who moved to Normanville from Alice Springs near the start of the pandemic, is excited for his first show while at the helm.

"I came to the show for the first time in 2019, and to come back two years later and have a formal role feels like a surprise and an honour," he said.

The show hall has been upgraded over the last 18 months so facilities are up to scratch.

"2020 was a write-off, but it allowed us to do up the hall and put in a new shower block," he said.

Mr Dupuy encouraged people of all ages to come to the show, as there was something for everyone.

Featured attractions include Radicool Reptiles, The Amazing Drumming Monkeys, James' Travelling Magic Show, band Sound of the South, an animal nursery, antique farm machinery, draught horses, School for Dogs Aldinga, showbags, sideshows and rides, and the Yankalilla Show Trail.

As always, there are the traditional competitions like handicraft, photography, cooking, flowers, fruit and veg, and art, including the Yankabald Art Prize for portraits.

"It's the community coming together for community's sake, and I believe in the strength and importance of community, so come and be a part of it," he said.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.yankshow.com