By REBECCA BILLS
THE sixtieth annual Lilydale Show is fast approaching and will be full of birthday celebrations.
This family friendly show promises to house many of the popular traditional attractions with the continual focus on agriculture, family fun and rural lifestyle as well as a few new attractions.
Whether it is cuddling a favourite furry and feathered friend at the animal nursery, riding a pony or two or patting a slithering pal at the reptile show, there is something for everyone.
There will be emergency service displays, vintage trucks, tractors and machinery displays, blacksmiths and so much more on offer.
The Melba Park precinct will be a flurry of free activities and entertainment including the Bendigo Bank Talent Quest featuring Toots the Magic Clown and the Bunning’s Kids Workshop to keep the children entertained for hours.
Pavilions will line the grounds filled with arts and crafts, cookery, needlework, Victorian Scottish dancing, Balmoral Highland dancing and horticultural displays filling the Melba Park precinct.
As the sun begins to set, the twilight entertainment will commence at the main oval from 6pm with great local acts taking the stage.
To finish off the event, a fireworks extravaganza will end the show with a bang.
Would-be visitors should get ready to ride the traditional rides, eat lots of fairy floss and collect a few show bags at this year’s Lilydale Show on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November at Melba Park.
Tickets are $35 for families (two adults and three children), $15 for adults, $6 for children five to 14 years-of-age and $8 for concession and students.
The Mail is giving two lucky families the chance to win a family pass (two adults, three children) to The Lilydale Show on 16 to 17 November.
To go into the draw to win two family passes to the event, visit www.facebook.com/MailNewspaperGroup and like, comment and share the related post.
Winners will be announced on Thursday 14 November at 10am on the Mail’s Facebook page.