Pig races to be a highlight at new TAS event

Posted 27th October 2015

There will be plenty of food, music and fun, but it will be racing piggies that are likely to steal the show at a new community event at The Armidale School on 7 November.

The inaugural TAS@Dusk is a complete revamp of the former school fete, and organisers are hoping the new format, with new attractions, will prove a hit with both TAS families and the wider Armidale community.

“We’ve retained a few favourites such as the plant store and the Emporium of stall holders, but livened things up a bit with new activities for all ages, including Harley rides, wine tasting, a broad range of food and beverage providors and music from TAS students and local band Rough Justice,” TAS P&F President Sue Cartwright said.

A special highlight will be a program of six pig races conducted by Noah’s Pig Racing Farm from Queensland, who have appeared on Australia’s Got Talent.

“Each of the school houses has been raising money for their pigs, which will race through an obstacle course. There will be a calcutta and sweeps on every race, but more importantly, it promises to be entertaining family fun that is all for a good cause.”

The event, which is open to the whole community, will run from 3.00pm-8.00pm on an area of the school grounds between Barney St, the TAS Gymnasium and Hoskins Centre.


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Noah’s Thoroughbred Pig Races from Queensland will be a highlight of the inaugural TAS@Dusk event at the school on 7 November