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Bloopers you don't see

After a freak gust of wind upturned Arab’s can knock-em game in sideshow alley he was cautious not to let it happen again.
After a freak gust of wind upturned Arab’s can knock-em game in sideshow alley he was cautious not to let it happen again. Linden Morris

JUST as the production of every comedy movie or show produces a bloopers reel for the credits or DVD extras, so does the three-day event that is the Warwick Show.

It is behind the scenes and before the gates open to the public that this mass production experiences its own little hiccups.

Take one: Heather Hibbitt was two hours late in delivering her painting competition entry.

"I had rushed to get my entry form in on time and then it took me a while to decide what to actually enter," Mrs Hibbitt said.

"As the deadline loomed I realised a portrait of my son David was the obvious choice.

"It was 10am on the day entries were due when I realised I wasn't going to get it finished so I rang the ladies to apologise but they gave me until 1pm.

"Then at 12.40pm I was still splashing paint on the canvas like Jackson Pollock before drying it with my hairdryer.

"I was gobsmacked to find out it had won the portraits section and it is nice to know others think it is good too."

Take two: 2012 Showgirl entrant Sarah Peterson posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday night and said a baking incident had left her with a tasty treat.

"I made an amazing gingerbread for the show using nana's recipe, then I pulled it out of the oven and it sinks ..."

"As a result I'm having another try after work and have one slightly defective but delicious gingerbread that's no longer needed."

Take three: It is not often that you see a carnie almost knocked down by his game but yesterday it almost happened.

A freak gust of wind had can knock-em operator Arab jumping out of his skin as stands of soft toys were sent hurtling his way.

"After 50 years you don't expect to see something like that happen," said showman Rodney Sorlie.

Take four: First-time needlework and handcraft steward Barbara Cutmore said entry collection produced one of her blooper moments.

"We had already extended the collection date and the night before I was due to set up I had one entrant asking if it was too late but I had to politely say sorry and to keep it for next year," she said.

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