After two years of disappointing Covid-caused cancellations of the annual event, the Australian National Show and Shine – Euroa has commenced planning for its 2022 show on Sunday October 2nd.

A recent meeting of a Show and Shine delegation with Strathbogie Shire Mayor Cr. Laura Binks and acting CEO Amanda Tingay was very productive, Show and Shine President Ross Holt said.

“We look forward to further discussions with Council members to ensure the best possible presentation of our event in October.” Mr. Holt said.

A meeting of the Euroa Show and Shine committee was held on Wednesday, March 2nd. One of the first tasks will be to confirm sponsors for the 2022 show.

“Last year, when we called to tell them about the cancellation of our show due to Covid-10, many of our sponsors then said that they wanted to be sure that they were on board again for 2022.” Mr. Holt said. “This was a very pleasing result, and confirms the high regard in which the Euroa Show and Shine is held.”

Confirmation of sponsors will enable the committee to finalise posters and flyers to promote the show over the coming months.

Although the 2019 show was regarded by many as being the “best ever,” with over 1,100 cars and 650 bikes attending, it’s still possible that the old cliché “Bigger and Better” should not be disregarded in describing the coming event.

It seems that after two years of frustration, lockdowns and cancellations, exhibitors and spectators alike will be anxious to get back outdoors to car shows once again.

Although nothing is certain at present, many factors such as our high vaccination rate, the QR code check-in gone and masks unlikely, things will hopefully be much simpler for all attendees and the 200+ volunteers who assist with the running of the show. Details of ticketing and entry conditions will be announced later this year.

Notwithstanding the easing of these restrictions, the show will still operate under the Victorian State Government’s Covid-safe plan.

Announcements of major attractions for the show will be made over coming months, and many of those who were set to go over previous years have already confirmed their intentions to attend. With over seventy trophies on offer, competition will be fierce.

Following on from the proposed theme for the last two events which were cancelled, the 1920s will be featured this year, with trophies for the best 20s car and bike and a fashion parade with prizes.

Extremely affordable family entertainment can be guaranteed with the Euroa Show and Shine confirming that entrance fees will remain unchanged, with show cars at $10 including driver, bikes $5 including rider, and spectator adults at just $5 each with children under 12 free.

.. Ray Read

Caption: “Best ever” – the Seven Creeks Park event in 2019. Picture by Ray Read.