Blayney Show ticket sales go online for first time

QUICK ENTRY: Tamara Miller, Phil Nankivell and Alison King outside the new entrance archway into the Blayney Showground.
QUICK ENTRY: Tamara Miller, Phil Nankivell and Alison King outside the new entrance archway into the Blayney Showground.

Last year going to the show was just as it's been in the past, you rocked up at the gate, said g'day to the volunteers, handed over your cash, talked about the weather as they found your change, and then you'd head on into the show.

This Saturday March 6 though, thanks to COVID-19 and the requirements put in place to ensure everyone is registered, entry will be a bit different.

The same cheery volunteers will be there of course, however to meet their COVID safe planning requirements they'll be asking visitors to scan the QR code that will be in place, or for those without a phone, a sign-on sheet can be used.

Blayney Show is one of the few shows that are going ahead in regional areas because of the difficulty in coordinating entry, and it's a testimony to the committee's hard work for working out how to manage it.

For the first time visitors will be able to purchase their tickets online, which will make the entire entry procedure much faster.

Show secretary Tamara Miller said that provisions are being made to ensure that entry into the show isn't hampered by the process.

"We've moved the entry spot further into the showground so that cars won't be backed up onto the road," she said.

"We don't think that the code-scanning or sign-in will add that much more time than checking and finding the right change for everyone."

If you're part of the cashless society, you'll need to purchase tickets online and either print them up or have them scanned off your phone, because otherwise it's cash only once you get to the gate.

"We don't have eftpos facilities at the gate so paying cash is still the main method to get into the show," Mrs Miller said.

As for the weather, the forecast is for a mostly fine day with a top of around 21c. Perfect!

Purchase your online tickets at www.blayneyshow.com

GATE ENTRY PRICES

$10.00 / adult

$5.00 / school children (preschool children FREE)

$5.00 concession

$30.00 family (2 adults and children to 16 years)

Car entry and parking FREE