PUP AND RUNNING: Shirley Cross and Atty at the 2018 Warwick Show.
PUP AND RUNNING: Shirley Cross and Atty at the 2018 Warwick Show. Jonno Colfs

YIPPEE:12 things you can do at Warwick Show with $1

NOT only is the upcoming Warwick Show expected to be the definition of a good time out, residents can even plan ahead to leave the wallet at home.

With 12 events to take part for under a buck, there is no reason why families should miss out on the highly anticipated weekend.

Warwick Show and Rodeo Society events and marketing coordinator Teilah McKelvey said involvement was about "showing support for our agriculture community".

"For decades the show has been the centrepoint for residents to get together," Mrs McKelvey said.

"When people take the time to watch young judges show their cattle, enter a choccy cake or their dog in the pet parade, they are showing up to say they support their community."

Here is how you can get involved on the cheap

1. Pet Parade, $1 entry

Entries will be taken on Friday from 10.30am and judged at 11am.

Categories include best dressed pet, pet with best trick, best pet and owner look alike, most unusual pet, smallest pet, biggest pet, best looked after and groomed pet and most obedient and behaved pet.

2. Crazy about Slime, free

There will be free workshops across Friday and Saturday of the Warwick Show at 10am, 1pm and 3pm.

If your child likes gooey creations, make sure you take them over to join in the popular new activity.

3. DIY pot painting, free

Bunnings is doing its bit to take children through a pot painting, planting and worm farm workshop from 10am to 2pm on Friday and Saturday.

4. Lego displays competition, $1 to enter

Submissions for the Lego competition close tomorrow afternoon. Entries can be dropped off to the Kevin Thumpkin Agricultural Pavilion between 5pm and 7pm.

There is some excellent prizemoney up for grabs and the competition is open to fanatics of all ages with a disability section for those who also want to take part.

5. Scavenger hunt, free

Upon entering, children will be given a brochure which includes a very special scavenger hunt.

The mysterious journey will take the youngsters around the showgrounds to discover different hidden questions and clues.

Once they have completed it, they can claim their prize.

6. The Recycle Man, free

David Butcher is doing a free workshop to teach children and their intrigued parents how to recycle properly.

The workshops will run at 11am and 4pm on Friday and Saturday.

7. Bee, honey and wax competition, $1 to enter

Entries and entry fees need to be handed in between 7pm and 9pm on Thursday or between 7am and 9am Friday at the Kev Thumpkin Pavilion.

To find out more about the conditions, visit warwickshowandrodeo.com.au

8. Pottery workshop, free

Youngsters can go and try their luck at coming up with a clay masterpiece.

Kids can get involved with the Warwick Potters Association all day on Friday and Saturday.

9. VinTin Yoga, free for all

Warwick instructor Jes Kerle will be helping residents start the day with a morning yoga session at 7am on Sunday.

The class will run for an hour and is free to everyone who wants some time to relax.

11. Activity centre, free

Write a letter to a farmer, colour in and show off your skills at Lego in the Kevin Thumpkin Pavilion.

The kids hub will be open all day across Friday and Saturday.

12. Cooking demonstrations, free

If you're looking for an opportunity to brush up on your cooking skills, the Douglas Feez Pavilion is the place for you.

Cooking demonstrations will run across Friday and Saturday and are free for everyone.


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12pm The Essential Things - Giulia

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