The stage is set for an exciting three days and nights of action and entertainment at the 70th annual Mildura show which begins this morning.
President of the Society Roger Hancock said that there would be some minor changes to where some attractions would be located and a number of new attractions for people to see.
The first Brophy Bros Circus under the big top will be midday today with a second performance at 6pm. A new food court area and stage will be positioned on the centre arena near the Circus tent with the horse jumping events returning to its position in front of the Grandstand.
The Society is again conducting Show radio Broadcasts from studios in the Bruce Bawden Pavilion and the station will broadcast on 91.5 FM in association with 1611AM Old Gold.
Program changes and interviews can be heard throughout the day from the showgrounds.
The Roger Rooster trail will operate over the three days with bags available for purchase at $5 from the Mildura Gem Club area near the Secretary’s office.
On the first two days the number of bags available will be capped at 150 and then on Saturday 200 bags will be available.
The idea is for children to follow the trail to 10 places and at each spot they will receive a item of value, including a free game at the Mildura Ten Pin Bowl, a jar of honey, stationary items, sultanas and almond packs.
The value of items received is more than $25. On completing the trial they can then lodge an entry for a draw to be made at the end of the show with two lucky winners each receiving $100.
The Roger the Rooster trail begins at 2pm this afternoon.
Country singer Chooka Williams will be on the stage at 4pm.
Lower Murray Water is hosting its water week activity from 9am to 2pm.
The official opening of the show by Linley Garraway will be at 7pm with the first night finale being the Ryan Legal fireworks at 9pm