118 years of fun in Biggenden
BIGGENDEN Show Society is looking forward to an outstanding two-day show on May 20-21.
President Adam Shailer said once again the weather has not been kind to the district.
"We have gone from drought conditions to fixing flood fences,” he said.
"It would be nice to get a happy medium for once but we can't control the weather.
"Unfortunately due to these unseasonal conditions there will not be any prime cattle section or campdraft this show.”
He has urged the community to support the local show which showcases our district.
"Let's see if we can beat last year's entries in the pavilion where there was in excess of 1400 entries.”
"My thanks to businesses, individuals and sponsors for their continued donations in these tough economic conditions,” he said.
"Without our hard working and committee volunteers and stewards, there wouldn't be a show.
"I would like to welcome our new secretary Colleen Brown on board.
"She is doing a tremendous job.”
Looking ahead to his second show Mr Shailer said he was enjoying his time as president.
The society has undertaken a number of maintenance jobs including the completion of the arena fence funded through a Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
A new load ramp has also been constructed near the stud cattle section.
The show gets under way Saturday, May 20 with the Mark Elliott Memorial stockman's challenge in the main ring. This year it is being organised by Cate Strathdee and Wendy Lincoln.
With pony club events also happening there will be plenty to see in the show ring from the grandstands.
Saturday also has the judging of the poultry while the dog show has swapped from a Sunday to a Saturday.
Judging starts early in the pavilion and the doors will open to the public at 10am.
The rides and slides will be in sideshow alley for the young and not so young.
The beaut-ute judging along with tug-a-war, belly dancers, Tyrone's Fire Show, presentation of Miss Showgirl Vanessa McIntyre and fireworks will see D'fine take to the take to entertain late into the night.
On Sunday, the horse events continue in the ring while there will be plenty of action in the woodchop area where the chips will fly.
Head on down to the stud cattle ring for the judging as well as the young judges and young parader classes.
Popular commentator Len Jansan will keep the crowd up to date on both days of the show.
Membership and admission charges
Family membership $25 (includes 2 adults & 3 children under 15 years).Single membership $12.50 (includes 1 adult)
Admission charges for non-members each day
High school student $2
All show patrons entering the grounds will be supplied with a wristband which must be worn.