175th Berwick Show a triumph

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By Emma Xerri

The Berwick Show celebrated its 175th run over the weekend, with two jam-packed days of family fun and the finest of local agriculture.

Taking over Akoonah Park, the show saw over 20,000 people in attendance, covering the grounds to immerse themselves in the entertainment on offer and enjoy Melbourne’s uncharacteristically nice weather.

“It was fantastic. We could not have asked for better weather, grounds and people. It all came together and we are so fortunate,” show secretary Margaret Boon said.

The weekend had a plethora of things lined up, from stage shows for the more musically inclined (or musically inclined at heart) attendees, to adrenaline-inducing stunt bike shows, and trade stalls.

This year’s show also saw the return of the crowd favourite woodchop competitions, with an impressive 30 choppers grateful to once again be showing off their axe-wielding skills to a packed crowd.

Full coverage in this week’s Gazette.