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REBEL WITH A CAUSE: Evie Everett and her dog Rebel prepare for the Petstock Petshow at the Horsham Show on Tuesday at 11am. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Maydale Pavilion in Horsham showgrounds will attract star attention during next week’s annual Horsham Show.
The pavilion will be home to two butter-making demonstrations along with a Kids Cooking feature where children can come along and attempt to win prizes by icing Marie biscuits on Tuesday.
On Wednesday officials will judge Miss Showgirl, award-winning Ken French will demonstrate blade shearing and evening events will finish with the DMD Merino Classic Shears Horsham 2012 shearing competition.
Organisers have received quality entries and entries for a new female shearing category.
In other parts of the showground, the Showmen’s’ Guild, responsible for bringing the show’s popular Sideshow Alley to Horsham, has confirmed it will have new games for people to play. These will join all the favourite rides show-going thrill seekers are expecting like Midnight Madness, The Hurricane, Bad Boys Music Trip, Cha-Cha, Tilt-a-Whirl and Kamikaze.
Show site manager Alistair Fenton said most teenagers rated the Horsham Show each year on its sideshows.
“While we have got a full complement again this year we also have the Bathurst V8 Supercar simulator and a mechanical bucking bull for the first time,” he said.
“With so much to see and do at this year’s show the crowd will not be disappointed.”
This year’s show will also have attractions for car lovers with a Holden versus Ford Ute Challenge drawcard.
“Having the CHS Solar Trackskill V8 Race Ute Show on the main arena on both days is a huge attraction,” Mr Fenton said.
“Patrons will hear the latest V8 creations from the two manufacturers as they take on each other with 500 ground-shaking horsepower sliding, spinning and drifting around the arena in a best-of-three race event.”
Mr Fenton said the public would have an opportunity to meet the V8 drivers after each event.
“They have also agreed to judge the ‘yes’ OPTUS Beaut Ute Show on Wednesday at 12.30pm. After the success of last year’s Beaut Ute Show we are again offering 19 classes from Most Feral Ute to Best Chicks Ute and Supreme Ute to Ute owners across the state with entries already received from interstate.”
More opportunities for competition from the crowd will be ‘backed up’ with a trailer-reversing competition on Wednesday at 5pm.
“A vehicle supplied by Wimmera Auto Wreckers and 6×4-metre trailer will give competitors the chance to win $100 sponsored by Carmans Windscreens as they attempt to be the most successful at reversing around the course,” Mr Fenton said.
For entertainers across the Wimmera, Cheeky Monkey Photography will present Horsham Show Has Talent where competitors have a chance to win $1000.
Organisers are taking entries for Horsham Show Has Talent with heats scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday and the grand final be on Wednesday evening.

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