GAYNDAH OR­ANGE FES­TI­VAL

Free en­try for chil­dren un­der 18

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

RIDES APLENTY: Broth­ers James and Angus Parr en­joy­ing some of what the Gayndah Show had to of­fer.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

Monto per­former Ty­ronne O’Reilly en­ter­tain­ing some spec­ta­tors.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

Show jump rider Steven Bowl­ing on his horse Sabre Eclipse.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

The chips fly at the Gayndah Show.

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