A fresh crop of talent coming through this year’s Daylesford Show is giving organisers hope for the event’s continued success in the future.
Daylesford Show Society president Kiera Melen said a number of young people had entered this year’s cooking competition, which was great news for the popular event.
“We seem to have a lot of young ones entering cooking this year,” Ms Melen said.
“We get our regulars every year, but we seem to have a few new younger kids coming through, which is what we’re aiming for so we can keep it going.
“There’s a big cake competition and if they win at our show level it goes up to group level (throughout the region), then it goes up to Melbourne Show.”
Ms Melen also said it was good to see so much effort by schools such as Bullarto Primary and Daylesford Dharma to participate.
“We’re aiming to get the kids involved,” she said.
Ms Melen said she believed the show was still important to the Daylesford community, especially in an era where major city shows had become heavily commercialised and trade-dominant.
“A lot of people talk about it, a lot of people go, but then we get people who don’t know about it,” she said.
Ms Melen also said rabbits wouldn’t feature at this year’s show because of a disease that had wiped out large numbers through breeders.
Another key feature of this year’s Daylesford Show will be the more than 200 classes of horse competitions.
The 2016 Daylesford Show will be held this Saturday, November 26 at at Victoria Park.