On with the show

ONE of the best little country shows in Tasmania, the Brighton Show will be held this weekend. “Brighton Show is an event that celebrates all things country, from our country heritage and agriculture to the charms of our top level competitions to the latest in entertainment,’’ a show spokesperson said.

“For many years both city and country folk have been visiting the show to soak up the sights, sound and smells of rural life. “The show offers a unique hands-on learning experience for people of all age groups with free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy as well as animals, amusements and side-show alley.”

The first Brighton Show was held at the racecourse in 1946 and moved to the Pontville recreation ground a few years later where it is still held today.

A family pass (two adults and three children) costs $25, adults $10, children six to 16 $5 and under six free. General parking is available on site, entry through the third gate on Glen Lea Road. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

THE chocolate wheel is also back so come and have a spin or two, join in the fun and say g’day to a local Lion this weekend at the Brighton Show on Saturday and Sunday. Our prize shelves are, once again, bursting with high-quality goodies that winners will love an amazing array of practical kitchen, household, garden and recreational items for all the family. The chocolate wheel has been operating since the formation of the club in 1968 and, until Covid, was our biggest fundraiser.