Sun brings crowds to A&P show

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The 104th annual West Otago A&P Show was a great day, show promotions manager Jenny Marshall says.

“The sun definitely helped bring the crowds to Tapanui,” Mrs Marshall said.

“The sun was shining – it was a beautiful day.”

This year the show had a different layout to help the programme flow more easily.

“It worked particularity well . It was easier to move around to see displays and exhibits.”

A highlight was the presence of Steve Gurney, she said.

Multisport athlete and Coast to Coast record-holder Gurney attended the show as a guest.

competitions throughout the day as well as giving two 40-minute talks in the Kelso Court.

“He got into the show so much – he even got in the pit and did the big dig with the kids himself.

“He was a great success as an invited guest, Mrs Marshall said.

The show also had events running all day, including speed shearing, animal dress-up competitions, fire displays and auctions.