Two agricultural shows fall victim to coronavirus

The effect of the coronavirus has now spread to the agricultural show circuit, with two of the North East's October events cancelled

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Rides are off: Mulwala residents Cooper Webster, 10, and Lilaha Ormsby, 14, enjoy a thrill at last year's Wangaratta Show. Sadly the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed this October's event. Picture: MARK JESSER

Rides are off: Mulwala residents Cooper Webster, 10, and Lilaha Ormsby, 14, enjoy a thrill at last year's Wangaratta Show. Sadly the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed this October's event. Picture: MARK JESSER

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The effect of the coronavirus has now spread to the agricultural show circuit, with two of the North East's October events cancelled

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TWO North East agricultural shows have been cancelled for spring because of the impact of COVID-19.

Organisers of the Wangaratta and Benalla shows, due to be held on October 9-10 and October 16-17 respectively, have opted not to run their events this year.

They expressed sorrow at the cancellations but deemed it too difficult to proceed.

In April it was announced that Victoria's biggest show, Royal Melbourne, would not be held this September following the outbreak of the coronavirus.

The story Two agricultural shows fall victim to coronavirus first appeared on The Border Mail.

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