Community prepares to host Sheepfest in February
Sheepfest is set to return to Darkan bigger and better this weekend after it successfully returned for the first time in 60 years in 2018.
The population of the small wheatbelt town more than doubled for the day when nearly 1000 people attended the show.
West Arthur shire president Ray Harrington said he was hopeful just as many people would attend this year and bring even more with them.
“The exciting thing about Sheepfest is that this shire really is a sheep hub,” he said.
“A lot of innovation has come out of this shire for the sheep industry and the focus is on the meat and the wool.
The show features a young farmer challenge, a sport shear competition, wool fashion parade, ewe hogget competition, market stalls and children’s entertainment.
There will also be live entertainment and an outdoor bar until 10pm.
Gates will open at 9.30am at Darkan football ground on Saturday, February 9.
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