Cleve Show | PHOTOS

The 111th annual Cleve Show was held on Saturday in one of the first true scorchers as summer approaches.

The indoor pavilion was popular in the warm and dusty conditions, with a variety of treats and activities on display.

Locals and visiting businesses took the opportunity to showcase their crafts, from handmade jewellery to olive liqueur chocolates to traditional crafts and homemade baked goods.

The Slime Lab was a popular attraction for local children, with participants donning lab coats and learning to make slime.

As always, the Cleve Lions were out in force, selling their hot donuts.

Locals showed off their baking, gardening, art and photography skills in a variety of competitions, while the horses battled with the difficult conditions on the day.

Despite the heat, the shearing drew a crowd after much work from local volunteers to get the new shearing shed ready for competition.

Prize money for the shearing was increased substantially this year, with the winner of the open category taking home $600.

The Cleve Show was also the third-to-last stop on the road to the Bendigo Bank EP Speed Shearing Championship, which this year has been held across six Eyre Peninsula shows with the final to be held this weekend at Cummins.

Competitors needed to compete at at least four of the six shows to qualify for the final and be in the top 10 competitors by points, with the prize money set at $5000.

Visitor Cam Hicks beat the rest of the field of seven to take the win and top spot in the overall standings.

Photos: Georgie Nagel