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100th Quorn Show to be opened by Governor

SHOW CENTENARY: This year's Quorn Show will be opened by His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.

SHOW CENTENARY: This year's Quorn Show will be opened by His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia.

The Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, will have the honour of officially opening the 100th Quorn Show later this year.

Quorn Agricultural Show Society president, Bronwyn Filsell, said that this was very exciting news for their event, to be held on September 22.

"This is the 100th Quorn Agricultural Show that has been held and it is fantastic to secure His Excellency the Governor to officially open the show," she said.

"We have also been successful in the Governor approving use of the official title of Royal Northern Agricultural, Floricultural and Horticultural Society Show. This is a prestigious title and we are very excited to be able to use it for this show as it has a great history behind the title."

"The show committee are working hard to lock in lots of exciting sideshows, entertainment and stalls for all the family to enjoy. We have great headline acts such as comedy stuntman Epic Darren, Mr Oopy and his bubble show, Old MacDonalds Farm, Cool 4 Kids and James Magic Travelling Show."

The Quorn Show has a long history and over the years has attracted up to 1,500 people through the gates.

It is a major event for Quorn and locals and tourists alike look forward to seeing what each year brings.

"We are hoping to feature a few different attractions this year and are seeking anyone who has any memorabilia or photos from previous shows to let us know and if we can lend it for the day that would be great," Ms Filsell said.

"We would like to have an historic display but really need people to contribute to this."

The Horses in Action will again be a major drawcard. The Horses in Action event in Quorn is one of the best attended outside of Adelaide.

Ms Filsell said they hoped that the impacts of the drought will be minimal and hoped to still have a good number of horse entries in the arena. The Quorn Show is also aimed at lifting the town's spirits and bringing the community together.

"With drought hitting hard across many regions, events such as the show offer affordable events for people to attend and it provides something for the whole family. It's also a great social setting where people can connect and try and forget their worries for a few hours," she said.

The 100th Royal Northern Agricultural, Floricultural and Horticultural Society Show will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Quorn Community Oval. The official opening by the Governor will take place at 12.00pm.