It’s show time in Pakenham and major sponsor Parklea couldn’t be more delighted to once again be involved.
“The Parklea Pakenham Show is one of the region’s premier family events and I know everyone is keen to enjoy the entertainment on offer after Covid left organisers no option but to cancel 2020 and a restricted show in 2021,” said Parklea Marketing and Sales Manager Jarod Mills.
“What is so great about the Parklea Pakenham Show is that entry is free and a lot of the entertainment is also free, which makes it really affordable for families.
“This year Parklea is again proud to be sponsoring the live Australian reptile show which is definitely a show highlight.
“Josh Cox and his collection of scaly friends are always a hit with kids and adults alike so I encourage all families to stop by and say hello.”
Reptile Encounters director Josh Cox said families will have the opportunity to get up close to some weird and wonderful Australian reptiles.
“It’s a great opportunity to interact with spiny-leaf stick insects, geckos, frogs, turtles, bob-tail lizards, monitor lizards, dragon lizards, rain forest dragons and pythons,” Mr Cox said.
As well as reptiles, Mr Cox and his team will have mammals and birds on display and present interactive educational shows throughout the day.
“We bring out a handful of animals and talk about fun quirky facts to do with each one. Depending on how big the audience is, we try to make it as interactive as possible,” he explained.
“Kids growing up these days are far less likely to encounter reptiles or native animals. We are all about reconnecting people with nature.”
Mr Mills said the 2022 show was a chance for families to not only reconnect with nature, but also reconnect with the Cardinia community after a tough 2020 and 2021.
He said the Pakenham Show aligned with Parklea’s ethos of building sustainable communities.
“We value the importance and tradition of the Parklea Pakenham Show. At Parklea we love that the show really does bring the country to the town and gives this growing community an opportunity to come together and enjoy a free day out.
“The Parklea team would love to see as many people at PB Ronald Reserve on 19 March. You won’t be disappointed.”