Stacked show pro­gram at Eidsvold

From wood chop­ping to team pen­ning, crowds are sure to be im­pressed with what is on of­fer at the an­nual event

Central and North Burnett Times - - EIDSVOLD SHOW -

THE Eidsvold Show pro­gram is jam packed with su­per events that will at­tract a hefty crowd.

Pa­trons will have trou­ble know­ing which way to look with so many sights and sounds on of­fer.

The scream­ing of the chain­saws and the spec­ta­cle of the wood chop will greet the public as they file through the gate, en­tic­ing vis­i­tors to stay and cheer on the men cut­ting the tim­ber.

Show So­ci­ety Pa­tron Dot Hamil­ton said this year’s show had been planned to at­tract more of the younger mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“The events pro­gram is de­signed to keep ev­ery­one in­volved from go to woe,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

“There will be so much to do in and around the show­grounds, ev­ery­one will be happy when it comes time for the fire­works.”

At 7am the ac­tiv­i­ties will be un­der way as the show jumpers walk the course to ac­quaint them­selves with the po­si­tion­ing of the jumps and the con­fig­u­ra­tion of the run-ups.

Break­fast will also be on the bar­be­cue for the early starters and the cof­fee will be hot for an ex­pected cool morn­ing.

“There are so many rea­sons that peo­ple come to the Eidsvold show in par­tic­u­lar but I see it as a fam­ily, com­mu­nity day,” Mrs Hamil­ton said.

“All ages come to­gether in a friendly at­mos­phere that puts a smile on ev­ery face, even in hard times.”

One of the new events is an ex­cit­ing horse and rider chal­lenge that will be held in the rodeo ring.

Show Pres­i­dent An­thony Coates said the event had at­tracted some very tal­ented young rid­ers.

“The team pen­ning chal­lenge is where three rid­ers, three horses and three beasts are in the ring and the beasts have to be penned in the fastest time,” Mr Coates said.

“What a great event for all con­cerned. We be­lieve this will be truly a phe­nom­e­nal spec­ta­tor event.”

There will be sideshow al­ley for the young and not so young, stalls and gifts and show me­mora­bilia and of course the pav­il­ion full of the aroma of flow­ers and pro­duce.

The prime cat­tle will be judged through the day and even though the show is in con­flict with prepa­ra­tions for BeefWeek in Rock­hamp­ton, the stan­dard of the Eidsvold re­gion’s cat­tle will be ex­tremely high.

Dot Hamil­ton There will be so much to do in and around the show grounds

The young judges will be hotly con­tested this year, with some sur­prises on the cards in this event.

“The for­ever young en­thu­si­asts who en­ter their ute in the ute com­ple­tion need to be con­grat­u­lated,” Mr Coates said.

“I re­ally think they are amaz­ing the way they can pol­ish them up.”

Mrs Hamil­ton said food and drinks would be avail­able through­out the day with a bar­be­cue din­ner be­fore the fire­works dis­play.

“I wish ev­ery­one a safe and pros­per­ous Eidsvold Show and I hope it is the best show of all time,” she said. “Don’t for­get the campdraft on the Satur­day be­fore the Sun­day show, that too will be a great day of fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment.”

Mr Coates said there would be a soiree (French for cock­tail party) on May 1 in the shire hall.

“The show­girl judg­ing and lots of danc­ing should not be missed.”

Tick­ets are avail­able at the Eidsvold Newsagent and Eidsvold Ru­ral.

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