Price drop for Albury Show

Rosalie Martin and Kevin Wild are excited to have a big screen at the Albury Show. Picture: DAVID THORPE

Rosalie Martin and Kevin Wild are excited to have a big screen at the Albury Show. Picture: DAVID THORPE

LOWER admission prices, new exhibits and a large LED screen are all part of a plan by organisers to revamp the Albury Show.

Albury Show Society members are hoping fresh ideas will boost numbers and encourage people to stay longer.

Treasurer Kevin Wild said prices had been reduced in recognition of the hardships many families faced.

“Family tickets, which were $35, are now $20 on the Friday and $25 on Saturday or Sunday,” he said.

“Anybody with a pension card or aged between six and 16 can also purchase tickets for only $5.”

Adult tickets are reduced from $15 to $10, with children under six free.

Mr Wild said the society was working to make the show more appealing to the community.

“We have reduced the prices and will have good entertainment and now it’s up to the community to come,” he said.

“It’s a big gamble for us but it is good value and we hope the community supports us.”

Secretary Julie Walsh said the big screen would light up the schedule, making patrons aware of every activity.

“People don’t know about what we are doing and we want people to come further afield instead of going just to the show bags,” she said.

“The screen will also make sure people aren’t missing an event.”

Live music will also be a new addition to the program, with entertainment provided by The Scots School Albury band and Korey Livy.

“We are just wanting to give it that carnival atmosphere,” Mrs Walsh said.

The Albury Showground will host the International Tent Pegging Championships where Australia will compete against South Africa.

Other events include a circus, motorsports, fireworks, an animal nursery, dog jumping and miniature trots.

Mrs Walsh said the society was also calling for premium advertisers who wanted to be featured on the big screen.

The Albury Show will be held from October 31 to November 2 and anyone interested in becoming involved can contact the show society on (02) 6021 3031.

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