ITS'S SHOW TIME
A GOOD crowd having a good time at Gayndah’s 101st show will be the best thank you to all the volunteers and helpers, show society president Cam Polzin said.
And Saturday night’s Miss Showgirl presentations were the perfect start to the show.
“Congratulations to our Miss Showgirls and all the entrants, who presented themselves well and were really lovely,” he said.
They’ll be ambassadors for a show packed with action, new attractions and old favourites.
“It’s all good as you need a bit of everything to make a show day,” Cam said.
“We do like to change a bit to freshen it up, as well as having the favourites, such as the poultry, woodchop and dog show.
“We encourage all the families to come.”
While the Young Farmers Challenge won’t be held this year, show-goers are asked to bring their own whip for the new whip-cracking competition.
Ben Bawden’s Cockatoo Chaos, a mobile wildlife display featuring Australian black cockatoos, a crocodile, possums and snakes, will feature at this year’s show, with trainers present all day to answer questions.
Also new at the show will be the Bendigo Bank Lego Tent, a space for kids to use their creative skills and imagination; Fanta Sea face painting by Leanne; and two supervised sessions of children’s craft.
Those keen to have an art break are welcome to join Suzie Capewell’s 3D drawing classes at 10am and 1pm.
Entries are welcome for the local talent show hosted by Ray Savage from 1pm, and your most worn-out hat or boots can compete for a prize in the buggered hats and boots competition.
There’s plenty of fun for all the family with circus stunt and fire shows, Wide Bay laser skirmish, and a tie-dying workshop with Jacq.
To bring the event to a rousing finish, there will be fireworks and entertainment by guitar-based duo Murmur and Gympie band Stealing Lincoln.
Come one, come all, come to the show!
THE CHIPS FLY: Woodchoppers let fly at the Gayndah Show.