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Come along to the Seymour expo

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

The whole family will be entertained with backflipping quad bikes, award-winning whip-crackers and some seriously talented kelpies – that’s just some of the entertainment on offer for young and old at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo. 

Held in Seymour’s Kings Park from Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16, event manager Jamie Gilbert said the 28th expo would have something for everyone, with plenty of new events to look forward to. 

“This year’s expo promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family, for animal lovers and thrillseekers alike,” Mr Gilbert said. 

“We’ve added the All 4 FMX quad bike demos to the entertainment line-up, which will be absolutely enthralling for visitors of all ages.” 

ALL 4 FMX rider Mitch Van Vliet said his team would be performing electrifying and nail-biting aerial tricks on motorbikes and quad bikes. 

“We are the only team in Australia that has a backflipping quad-biker in our ranks,” he said. 

Mitch is a world-class rider, having won titles in Australia and China, while his team-mate and brother Jack currently ranks second in the world. Although the Van Vliet brothers have seen glory on the international stage, Mitch said the smaller moments were what made it all worth it. 

“My favourite part doesn’t have to be a big trick, it’s when you just seeing the reactions of the kids,” he said.

“You go past, wave at a kid, and their face lights up – that’s pretty special.” 

There’s plenty of other entertainment on offer at the expo, including Australia’s Got Talent’s flipping disc dogs, the 2020 AWPA Victorian Whipcracking and Bullock Whip Championships, Working Dog demonstrations, Harness Racing Victoria’s HERO program, cooking demonstrations at the Country Kitchen and Butcher’s Shop and Ag Skills Victoria Young Farmer Challenge, sponsored by The Weekly Times. 

The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo will be held at Kings Park in Seymour from this Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16. 

For further information or to buy tickets online and save 15 per cent off the gate price, visit: www.seymourexpo.com.au