4 October 2019

Country fun and games at the Araluen Sports Day

| Alex Rea
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Pie Eating Competition

The Pie Eating Competition at Araluen. Photos: Alex Rea.

Looking for family fun for the long weekend? Willing to step up and try a few old-fashioned tests of skill and strength? Then the Araluen Sports Day – held annually on the Saturday of the October long weekend – should be on your radar.

Surrounded by magnificent mountains in the beautiful Araluen Valley, this historic event includes fun activities for all the family with a combined total prize pool for a range of competitions of more than $3,500.

Competitors in the NSW Axeman Association competition will show off their skills with the woodchop, but there’ll also be tractors and vintage car exhibitions, a dog jumping competition and whip-cracking demonstrations.

Wood-chopping competition

NSW Axemen’s Association Woodchop will be held on the day.

A Ute Show & Shine is open with a $100 cash prize for each category of Work Ute, Best Kept, 4WD and Classic.

But if cars aren’t your thing, you might want a go at the ever-popular Pie Eating Competition, Rugby Hit-the-Target, Gumboot Toss and Cowpat Discus.

Guess the Ram’s Weight will score you $100, or have a go at the Dummy Spit Competition, Cross Cut Saw and Nail Drive Competition.

Cow Pat Discus sign

Good Clean Fun – Cow Pat Discus.

Horizontal Bungee is a massive test of strength and is guaranteed to have the crowd cheering.

Other events include the Hit The Target Competition, Ladies & Kid’s Boot Throw, Egg and Spoon races for young and old, Sack and Three-legged Races for the kids.

The Tug-o-war will again be hard-fought between the Araluen and Braidwood teams.

Horizontal bungee

Horizontal bungee is harder than it looks.

A historic display will be held in the Araluen Federation Hall to highlight the rich history of the Araluen region.

There will be food and market stalls, bar facilities for over 18s, live entertainment and Braidwood community radio will be broadcasting live.

Gates at the Araluen Recreation Ground open from 10:00 am Saturday, general admission is $10 with children under 15 years FREE.

Araluen is 27 km from Braidwood (26 Minutes) and 55km from Moruya (1.5 hours) via the beautiful but unsealed road through the Deua River Valley.

Fiercely competitive Tug of War between Araluen and Braidwood Teams.

Original Article published by Alex Rea on About Regional.

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