Diverse program under one big roof at Country Lifestyle


The daily fashion parades of exhibitor’s garments and Natural Fibre Fashion Award entries always draw the crowds.

From fashion to floral art, and celebrity speakers to cookery tips, there will be something for everyone in the Country Lifestyle pavilion this year.

The Country Lifestyle pavilion is run by Lyn Jacobsen and Leonie Kohlhagen with a team of Riverina Group CWA members.

Mrs Jacobsen said exhibitors and visitors appreciated the firm, all-weather flooring, wide pedestrian aisles and weather-proof comfort.

This year, more than 100 exhibitors have taken sites in the Country Lifestyle pavilion.

Compere for the fashion parades is Peta Schaefer while Albury MC Steve Bowen will once again provide the music.

Mrs Jacobsen said the aim of the Country Lifestyle program was always to entertain, inform and educate.

Fashion parades have been consistently popular with field day visitors, sowing the seed for the launch of the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards in 2004.

Today, the competition is one of the major natural fibre awards in Australia, attracting international entries for the first time several years ago.

The 2019 Natural Fibre Fashion Awards will culminate with the judging on Thursday, September 20 from 1pm.

Demonstrations covering a vast array of topics are held between the parades, keeping a vibrant tempo in the pavilion.

Among the demonstrators invited this year is CWA state secretary Ann Adams, showing visitors how to cook quick and easy mini pizzas.

Circus performer Marcela Scheuner will dazzle the crowds with her dynamic hoop routine while acclaimed Australian author Rachael Treasurer will outline her seventh novel, White Horses.

Woolclasser Jenni Turner, Fox & Lillie, Culcairn, will speak on “Women in Wool’’ and naturopath Leanne Jenkins will cover the topic, “Losing the Battle of the Brain”.

Stylist stylist Jo Lucchesi will give tips on finding your fit, fabric and style and local health educator Mardi Walker will explore ante natal and post natal mental health issues for families.

There is a diverse line-up of speakers on health topics ranging from prostrate awareness and cancer to first aid, thyroid management and staying active.