GETTING SHOW READY

An­nual North Bur­nett sea­son is in full swing

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE 2017 An­nual Mount Perry Show is on again this com­ing Satur­day, April 22 and will show­case some of the best el­e­ments of coun­try liv­ing and the rus­tic charm of Mount Perry it­self.

Mount Perry Show So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Kerry Bet­tiens said there would be plenty of en­ter­tain­ment on of­fer for peo­ple of all ages.

“The gates will open from 7am and our first event starts with the cut­ting horse event,” Mrs Bet­tiens said.

“That will be fol­lowed by the team pen­ning com­pe­ti­tion and our work­ing dog tri­als and our cham­pion dog show will still be on at the Mount Perry Show.

“We will have all of our reg­u­lar ring events and of course our prime and stud cat­tle com­pe­ti­tions.”

The mar­ket stalls al­ways prove to be a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion for vis­i­tors and Mrs Bet­tiens makes sure that the show pro­vides that each year.

“We do have quite a few mar­ket stalls com­ing again this year, a wide va­ri­ety of stalls from near and far,” Mrs Bet­tiens said.

“Some of them have come quite a long way to be at our show ev­ery year so we have a very good stall line up, as we usu­ally do.”

An­other of the big ap­peals for the Mount Perry Show is free camp­ing at the show grounds.

“Along with toi­lets and show­ers, avail­abil­ity of power is limited though and you will need to be camped out of the way of the show it­self,” Mrs Bet­tiens said.

“But the avail­abil­ity is there and we also have a car­a­van park and re­serve in town to com­ple­ment that.”

A fire­works dis­play will help con­tinue the evening’s fes­tiv­i­ties and will be on at 8pm fol­lowed by live en­ter­tain­ment from Wal Neilsen, who will be play­ing un­til 11pm at night with a li­censed bar open un­til that time.

Rooftop Ex­press will be the head­line act and are ex­pected to be on at around 5pm to keep the crowd en­ter­tained.

“It will de­pend on the other ring events and how long they run,” Mrs Bet­tiens said.

And of course all the tra­di­tional show day fea­tures will be re­turn­ing such as the side show al­ley and rides.

“We will have rides but un­for­tu­nately we don’t have too much con­trol over that,” Mrs Bet­tiens said.

There will also be a huge range of food to choose from and lo­cal arts and crafts on sale through the mar­ket stalls.

The Mount Perry Show is a great day out for the whole fam­ily and a great day trip out to a small town steeped in Queens­land his­tory and cul­ture.

En­try into the show will be $10 for adults, $5 for high school age kids and free for kids pri­mary school age or un­der.

The Mount Perry show grounds are lo­cated on Monto-Mount Perry Road.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

TEAM PEN­NING: The event will again be a fea­ture of the Mt Perry Show.

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