Numbers were up and a bumper crowd enjoyed a sunny weather and a fun time at the Stratford A&P show in the weekend.
A final attendance figure is still being calculated but show secretary Christine Hughes said there were more people through the gate than the 15,000 who attended last year.
"And last year there was more than the year before, so it's definitely growing in popularity. The atmosphere as people were leaving was all great. I didn't hear anyone grumble."
Mrs Hughes said the entertainment, which included Greg Clarke's sheep racing and Ken White's Dog and Duck show were highlights, as well as the McDonald's Farm Barn which housed baby animals.
"That was very popular with the children. It was full the whole weekend."
The Royal Agricultural Supreme Award which was a battle between the supreme pig and supreme cow went to the Johnson family partnership from Mangatoki with their 5-year-old jersey, Hasty-River Lyn Moment.
Mrs Hughes said overall the two-day show had exceeded her expectations.
- Taranaki Daily News
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