Show time in the sun

Face-painted and relaxed at the Doveton Show grounds.

More than 17,000 basked in sunshine and fun at Myuna Farm at one of the best-ever Doveton Shows, according to organisers.

Designed as an affordable alternative to Royal Melbourne Show, the crowds lapped up showbags, cuddly creatures, performers, rides, art and craft displays, train rides, face painting, market and food stalls.

Also, it was a chance to meet emergency service members including SES, CFA, Victoria Police and Neighbourhood Watch Casey.

Committee member Damien Rosario said the show was nearing its 20th year.

“With the rising costs of living and families having to reduce spending, it provides the opportunity to have fun without breaking the budget.

“The show hosts local businesses, community groups, performing arts, sporting clubs as well as arts and crafts, enabling them to fundraise for their important activities.”