The 101st Kingscote Show on Saturday, October 27 was deemed a success with a large crowd enjoying lots of events and stalls in perfect weather.
Kangaroo Island Agriculture and Horticulture Society secretary Adrienne Bates said she was pleased with how the show went.
“It was always going to be difficult to top the 100th show last year but it’s gone really well,” she said. “The weather has been kind and the crowds have been good.”
The show was officially opened at 12noon by Kangaroo Island’s Young Achiever Award winner Holly Muecke and society president Malcolm Boxall.
The show was also the opportunity to officially open the Kingscote skate park with Federal Member Rebekha Sharkie, State Member Leon Bignell and Mayor Peter Clements doing the honours.
It was exactly 12 months ago at the 100th show that the sod was turned signalling the start of construction.
The Adelaide based professional skate team known as ELAN, including 9-year-old Bohdi, attended the show to do tricks on the new park.
The day started with the equestrian events where Montana Berden and First Dance took home Champion Hack, while Karen Hammatt and Benwerrin Kye took home Reserve Champion Hack.
In the pavilion, winners included Gary “The Gardener” Eves who won Champion exhibit in the flower section with his arrangement of roses.
Lilly Thomas, 8, won five prizes in the cookery section and was named overall school student winner for under Year 5 section.
Linda Hassan was winner of aggregate points in the craft section.
John and Nathan Bell of Spring Hill farm won Champion Merino Ewe Fleece award in the wool section.
Heiri Klein won Champion exhibit in the Kingsote Show photography competition with his monochrome photograph.
The winner of the Grace James Memorial Achievement Award was Thelma Bennett.
The Champion Dog was one by one the Greyhound Adoption Program dogs named Brecken, handled by Lis Cameron.
The Islander will publish the full show results in an upcoming edition.
Next up is the Parnadana Show on Saturday, November 10 where the theme is “Season’s Harvest”.