GAYNDAH ORANGE FESTIVAL
Free entry for children under 18
THE 2017 Gayndah Show is taking place on Saturday, April 15, and will once again have a range of entertainment for all ages to enjoy including horse events, wood chopping, fine arts and so much more.
Gates will open from 6am at the Gayndah Showgrounds, located on Spencer Street, and kids under 18 will receive free entry on the day.
“We felt it would be good to have the show much more accessible to families mainly because of the Easter weekend,” Mr Kirk said.
“Parents will have spent enough money on the chocolate and Easter gifts, this way we can save them a little bit of money.
“That being said this is something we will continue into the future.”
Mr Kirk said the show society would continue to look at ways to get more people in to enjoy the Gayndah Show.
The Smashing Bumpkins will provide live music for the crowd with their brand of country rock music.
The Gayndah Show has been an annual tradition for over a century and 2017 will be no exception as the show society has pulled out all the stops to make a great day with 30 different types of entertainment.
For those with an artistic flair their will be fine arts, the kids’ craft corner and scrapbooking, just to name a few.
The always popular young farmers challenge returns again this year, which pits young farmers against each other in challenges adapted from life on the land and the work that comes along with it.
Brooke Geary co-ordinated the event last year and said it was a great way to showcase the young farmers’ skill sets.
“And it gives them a fun way to show off and use their skills,” Miss Geary said.
Challenges include emergency first aid, fence building, hay stacking, sack racing and more.
Monto clown Tyrone O’Reilly is always a hit with the kids and will be on hand once again with his crowd favourite interactive act.
The rural events have always been a linchpin for the Gayndah Show including horse events, poultry and the prime and stud cattle.
And of course all of the rides, ring events, fire works and sideshow alley will add to the experience of the 2017 Gayndah Show.
You can find the 2017 Gayndah Show program from outlets across Gayndah including United Fuel and Gayndah IGA.
For more information contact Stuart on
0448 168 569 or Fiona on 0448 666 050.
RIDES APLENTY: Brothers James and Angus Parr enjoying some of what the Gayndah Show had to offer.
Monto performer Tyronne O’Reilly entertaining some spectators.
Show jump rider Steven Bowling on his horse Sabre Eclipse.
The chips fly at the Gayndah Show.