Roll up for showtime
70th annual event
SUNDAY’S 70th Annual Eidsvold Show is shaping up to be a memorable one, thanks in part to the sponsorship provided by Mundubbera Community Bank for the entertainment, and Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador competitions.
Although now a one day show, campdrafting will take place on the day prior.
Cattle, horse, ring events, wood chopping events, pavilion and all entertainment will be on Sunday.
Patron Trevor Croner and secretaries Dot Hamilton and Lucy Connolly are happy with the one-day format and are looking forward to another successful show.
“The grounds are looking great and all the livestock are in top condition,” Mrs Hamilton said.
Both the show society and the Eidsvold community in general have benefited from QGC Sustainable Community Grants to replace the old, unsafe stables with new steel ones.
Eidsvold Show Society President Stuart Hamilton urged members to be patient if membership tickets haven't arrived.
"The society lost a great deal of our records in the flood," Mr Hamilton said.
"If there's a problem with tickets not arriving, please give Lucy Connolly, Peter Anderson or myself a call and we'll sort it out for you.”
Show jumping will commence early on Sunday morning with contestants walking the course at 7.15am.
Events throughout the day include led, ridden, pony club and novelty horse events, prime and stud cattle judg- ing, junior judging and parading, young judges prime cattle, wood chopping, a Ute competition and a ringers’ bush challenge.
Entertainment will keep patrons interested throughout the day and some will continue into the night.
At 11.30am Eidsvold's Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador will be presented to show-goers.
This year’s entertainment line-up includes side show alley, fireworks, live music by Country Rock band Muddy Flats and a Ringers' Bush Challenge.
Those wishing to camp overnight can secure a site by phoning Dot Hamilton on 4165 1397.
The pavilion is always popular, especially the arts and crafts, cookery, needlework, school work, photography, scrapbooking, poetry, farm produce and horticulture sections.
On Monday, dog events will commence at 9am.
Entry forms are available in the show schedule from the show secretary, and from Eidsvold Newsagency.
The Eidsvold Show Program is available online from the events page at www.northburnett.qld.gov.au and at Eidsvold Newsagency.
Eidsvold Show president Stuart Hamilton invited everyone to come and enjoy country hospitality and entertainment in Eidsvold on Sunday, May 5.
LITTLE SHOWGIRLS: These cuties enjoyed a day out at the Eidsvold show last year. (Back from left) Danika and Addison Smith, Kate Lindenmayer, Lily Hastings and Ella Fort, and (Front from left) Kira Fort, Meghan Lindenmayer and Alissa Fort.
PERFECT FOR PAINTING: Tamia Kyle stayed perfectly still while Jesse Allen painted her face at last year's Eidsvold show.
JUNIOR HANDLERS: Taylor Jenkinson (right) won the over 15 section of the junior handlers at the 2012 Eidsvold show and Karlea Hindmarsh placed second; pictured with Miss Showgirl Alexis Hindmarsh.
DODGEM THRILLS: What show would be complete without the Dodgems?