Buller A&P Show

I zipped up to Westport for the centennial Buller A&P show.  They had all the usual competitions for livestock, and a demonstration of hand shearing.

And it had commentary!

And it had commentary!

Of course they had woodchopping competitions as well.

One sport where the winners all have pot bellies

One sport where the winners all have pot bellies.  Power from the core!

For the ladies there were other competitions.

Handcraft

Handcraft

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Oooh embroidery

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Vegetables

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Flowers

So far so normal.

Carnivorous plants.  Note the warning.

Carnivorous plants. Note the warning.

But you haven’t seen the children’s competitions!  They had a pet contest, and the winner was a very cute set of 3 puppies.

Cake decorating.  The one on the left was DEFINITELY in the 1986 Women's Weekly birthday cake book.

Cake decorating. The one on the left was DEFINITELY in the 1986 Women’s Weekly birthday cake book.

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Lego! But I don’t think they should allow ones that have just been made from sets.

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See? This was the winner. I sense some bias from the gold mining lobby.

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Err . . ok

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Healthy lunches! Anything that qualifies would probably not be able to win the ‘Children would actually eat it’ award.

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Do children experience the zen from arranging stones and flowers like people making Japanese sand trays?

But the show is much more than competitions.  There are lots of things on show and for sale.

Longbow archery!

Longbow archery!

The Westland Milk tent had yoghurt tasting and gave me a packet of Greek yoghurt powder.  Unexpectedly there was a German family selling baked goods.  It was almost good as Rischart.  It was a tough choice so I went for something I had never tried.

Bienenstich (bee sting) cake.

Bienenstich (bee sting) cake.

It’s a yeast-risen cake with an almond topping.  I think it should actually have a custard filling but this one had cream.

Being the coast there was a display of Harley-Davidson type motorcycles, muscle cars and hot rods.

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Genuine V8

Being the centennial they had some history displays.

Old cars!

Old cars!

Old stuff!

Old stuff!

Community groups also had little displays.

LandSAR radios

LandSAR radios

The community groups were very well represented – Lions, Rotary, Fire Service (including the Fire Cadets), DOC, St John, Women’s Institute, Surf Lifesaving, and Land SAR.

So much choice I didn't know who to buy a fundraising sausage from!

So much choice I didn’t know who to buy a fundraising sausage from!

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