There’s nothing quite like a country show.
It doesn’t matter where it is – be it South Australia or New South Wales, England or Argentina – every one has its own distinct feel.
The local show is where the region comes together once a year to showcase their skills and wares.
In more remote rural communities, it can sometimes be the one time of the year that people have the chance to catch up with one another.
The annual Clare Show is no exception and this year, for the first time, the team at the Northern Argus were thrilled to be part of the show – not just by covering it, but as exhibitors ourselves.
Covering community events is fun – being a part of the hustle and bustle of one, well, that’s a whole different ball game.
There is a different appreciation that comes from having been a part of something.
For the team at the Argus, being a site holder at the Clare Show was a tremendous opportunity for us to connect and engage with our readers in a relaxed setting.
Unless you’ve got a competition to get to, most people at a show aren’t in a hurry to be anywhere.
They’re generally there for the day and they’ve got time to sit down and stop for a yarn.
Many yarns were had at the Argus site on Saturday!
We were excited to be able to spend the time chatting with our readers and customers, both young and old, and to be able to offer a few little treats to them, too.
The colouring-in competition was a hit with the kids, as was the opportunity to receive their very own front page – with them as the star.
And we delivered you the latest news and images from the show direct from our little marquee, across our multiple online platforms.
The feedback we received from our readers on Saturday – positive and negative – was invaluable.
You told us what you liked – and what you didn’t like. And we listened.
Your feedback helps to shape the Argus – and has done so across every one of its chapters during the past 147 years.
What you tell us ensures the Northern Argus continues to deliver its promise.
The promise to be Your Voice in the Mid North Since 1869.