Great turnout at Clare

A chilly start to Saturday, October 19, didn't last long, with the sun soon shining brightly for the 155th annual Clare Show.

Competitors were out in full force on the main arena, in the shearing shed, the cattle yards and working dog trials.

Stands: Benn Heinrich (left) hits the stands at Clare Show on Saturday. Photo: Chelsea Ashmeade.

Stands: Benn Heinrich (left) hits the stands at Clare Show on Saturday. Photo: Chelsea Ashmeade.

Jeff and Marlene Pratt.

Jeff and Marlene Pratt.

Officially opening the show was Marlene Pratt OAM, of Clare, who welcomed all to the busy day and encouraged everyone to check out all the pavilions.

Convenor Beryl Crabb was made a life member of Clare Show and thanked for her many years of hardwork.

Rural ambassadors were also announced, Cody Jones, of Burra, was awarded junior rural ambassador and Cameron Bond, of Brinkworth, was named rural ambassador.

About 2500 people made their way through the showground gates with many enjoying the full day of events.

Sideshow alley was a flurry with visitors, while the Scouts on the small arena enjoyed some foam archery.

After a few year hiatus, the shearing competition made a come back with strong entries and a great crowd watching the contestants get to work.

In the pavilions, competitors flocked to see if they were awarded a wide sash for their work or cooking, and patrons wandered to see what had been created by the people of the region.

Strong entries in the showjumping saw a good crowd watch the final class, Tony Collins Memorial Mini Grand Prix Class, before the grand parade was held.