Huge crowds flock to the Mundubbera Show

14th May 2017 1:40 PM
The aftermath of the wood chopping competition at the weekend. The aftermath of the wood chopping competition at the weekend. Philippe Coquerand

HUNDREDS were in attendance at this year's Mundubbera Show.

Described as "one of the best” by many who attended, there were lots of activities for the entire family.

From Show jumping to the Local Hack and Rider Classes to Side Show Alley and Wood chopping and many more activities, participation was at an all time high.

Mundubbera Show Society President Ashley Maeyke said it definitely was a good weekend and was very impressed with the enormous support from the community.

"Last year was a great year but I believe we have had more people attend this show and the feedback from the community has been really positive,” Mr Maeyke said.

"It's hard to pick just one highlight from the show, I think everything was that well supported, from the campdrafting on Friday right through to the prime cattle and stud cattle, all the numbers were up.”

"Rodeo numbers have definitely improved and side show alley, the rides have increased from last years show, so all in all it's been a really good few days.”

The Recycled Wearable Art Show took place at 11:30am for Heat 1, followed by Heat 2 taking place just after lunch time.

The barrel race was a huge success with plenty of nominations put down followed by the Bulls/Steers and Poddy ride.

The bulls this year were of high quality standard and put up a bit of fight amongst the competitors, with three injuries taking place.

The Mundubbera Show Society along with the St John's Ambulance ensured quick emergency procedures were put in place and attended the three straight away.

Spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed the injuries.

"We had three people injured at the rodeo, but one of the injured has now been cleared,” the spokesperson said.

"A 20 year old male was flown to Brisbane with a fractured jaw and a 26 year old has been taken to Gayndah hospital with a fractured leg.”

At 2:30pm the Mr, Mrs, Miss and Master Country was announced. The winner for the Mr competition was Len Jansan and the Mrs went to Lexie Holzheimer.

Following that was a performance by the "Moo Crew” featuring Cilla Slack from Blue Gum Farm TV. The Young Farmers Challenge took place at 5pm with a couple of teams competing to see who could win at the Mundubbera Show.

A firework display commenced at 8pm with the night sky lighting up for around 10 minutes, with a full crowd in attendance.

The fire work display went off with a bang at 8pm on Saturday night and lit up the sky with a full attendance watching on.
The fire work display went off with a bang at 8pm on Saturday night and lit up the sky with a full attendance watching on. Philippe Coquerand

Have a look at some of the photos taken at the Mundubbera Show.