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It's been a long wait, but Show now in reach

Friday, 19th September, 2008

The 119th annual Silver City Show got underway yesterday evening.

Organisers are expecting a big turnout to this year's show at the Memorial Oval, which will feature rides to please the thrillseekers, as well as a few for the less daring.

Old favourites like the dodgem cars, showbag stands, art and craft pavilions, horse events, food stalls and the animal nursery will also be there.

A whip cracking competition will also be held tomorrow from 1pm.

Categories include 10 years and under, 11 to 15 years and adults (15 years and over).

A small registration fee is required, and entry forms and the payment can be delivered to the Show Office at the Memorial Oval.

Silver City Show Committee Secretary, John Ralph, said that he was pleased with the rides the Showman's Guild had provided.

"We're very, very pleased," Mr Ralph said.

"Everything's great and the weather looks like it's going to be alright."

Gates will open today and tomorrow at 6am and pavilions will be open from 10am until 10pm.

On Sunday gates will open at 6am and entry will be free, although many of the rides will not be there.

Entry costs $12 for adults, $6 for pensioners and children under 16, $4 for cars, and a daily family pass for two adults and four children costs $25. Children under five are admitted free.

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