Callington Show 2021: School kids star alongside Peter Coombe

About 4500 people have flocked to the town's first annual show in two years.

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Thousands of people have converged on the first Callington Show in just over two years.

Kites were flying, rides spinning and music playing all day at the Callington Recreation Park on Sunday, a year after the 2020 event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

Almost 4500 people are estimated to have attended this time around.

Among the star attractions was children's entertainer Peter Coombe, who performed hits including Newspaper Mama – which you can watch in the video above – and Mr Clickety Cane alongside children from Callington Primary School.

The show’s market stalls, food, farm animals and competition displays also proved popular.

Among the exhibitors, Carolyn Johnson was named overall aggregate winner, while Monica Turner and young Oliver Gillen were also given special recognition.

Tom Megson was named Callington’s entrant in the SA Country Shows rural ambassador competition, and will aim to become South Australia’s rural ambassador in 2022.

Life memberships were presented to show society chairman Clive Wundersitz, treasurer Rose Ashton, oval organiser Paul Johnson, children’s games organiser Greg Matheson, section convenor Barb Smithies and committee member Rex Liebelt.

Secretary Judy Paech said she was extremely happy with how everything had gone.

She thanked the many volunteers who had made the event possible.

“Without volunteers we’d not be able to do it,” she said.

“(Their time) all adds up and makes a world of difference.”