2017 Wodonga Show billed as family event

ANIMAL INSTINCT: Zoologist Chris Humfrey will take a walk on the wild side with some furry and slithery friends at Wodonga Show on Saturday.
ANIMAL INSTINCT: Zoologist Chris Humfrey will take a walk on the wild side with some furry and slithery friends at Wodonga Show on Saturday.

From the bubbly to the cuddly, this year’s Wodonga Show is 100 per cent aimed at fun for the whole family.

The city’s annual agricultural show will take on a more urban theme on Saturday as organisers target entertainment at a seriously fun day out for Border residents.

Take a walk on the wild side with zoologist Chris Humfrey who will once again present his interactive wildlife show, Wild Action, three times during the day with the chance to say g’day to all manner of creatures.

Get up close and personal with the popular television presenter’s menagerie of wild and endangered animals including turtles, lizards, crocodiles, python snakes, frogs, a koala and maybe even a dingo.

Further afield there’s plenty of other opportunities to tap in to your animal instincts on site with an animal nursery, cattle, poultry and alpaca exhibits and the traditional showjumping and show horse events in the main arena.

From live animals to live action, you can try your hand at the likes of laser tag and and bubble soccer, which involves climbing in to an inflatable human-size bubble and bouncing around in a bid to stop your opponent scoring a goal.

Hugely popular with both big and little kids, there’s sure to be a whole lot of rolling and bouncing around and not much keeping score.

ALL SET: Wodonga Show Society member Charles Murphy and president Len Hogan hang out the welcome sign for this Saturday's event.

ALL SET: Wodonga Show Society member Charles Murphy and president Len Hogan hang out the welcome sign for this Saturday's event.

Chris Gray, who has taken on the Wodonga Show Society secretary role for the first time, said this year’s event was truly family focused.

“While we want to retain the spirit of our agricultural show, we acknowledge we live in an urban society and it’s important to cater to young families,” she said.

“We believe we’ve got a great mix of attractions which should prove a huge drawcard.”

From dodgem cars and dagwood dogs to cha-cha rides and come-and-try croquet, it’s a mix of something old, something new, according to Ms Gray.

Bonsai and Lego exhibits will be a special feature of this year’s show together with a photographic competition.

There’s also a nod to nostalgia with the Yackandandah Vintage Engine Club and Harry Ferguson Tractor Club along with an exhibition of images from Wodonga Historical Society.

  • Wodonga Show is on Saturday, March 18. Tickets cost $20 for a family of two adults and three children.