160th edition of Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija agrarian show comes to an end
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The 160th edition of Il-Wirja ta’ Santa Marija, the annual, traditional agricultural exhibition, came to an end this morning at the Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria.
This show is organised by the Agrarian, Industrial and Cultural Society of Gozo and it has been taking place in Gozo since 1855.As always, this year’s show attracted large crowds to view almost 5,000 exhibits, which included local produce, livestock, poultry, farm machinery, vegetables and song birds. There was also artisan work and crafts, locally produced wines, oil and honey on display.
The presentation of prizes took place this morning to the best exhibit in each of the separate categories. Speeches were made by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo.
Photographs: Alain Salvary