Weekend to draw crowd
THE 2017 Annual Eidsvold Show is back again this year and looks set to bring in hundreds of people from across the region.
The weekend’s events will ensure families with children are both entertained and kept active with rural activities to partake in.
In the lead-up to the show, there’s the Hollywood, A Night with the Stars event featuring this year’s showgirls, held on Saturday, April 29, from 6pm.
The night will feature the crowning of Eidsvold Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador, with the event to finish about 9pm.
The Eidsvold Show kicks off on Saturday, May 6, at 7am with campdrafting all day.
The campdrafting has several drafts, ranging from the Junior, Juvenile, Maiden and Novice to the Open. Nominations have now closed.
Formal processions start on Sunday, May 7, at 7am with the team penning judging at the rodeo arena, where 30 head of cattle will be marked with collars, or numbers, in sets of three.
Teams of three riders will attempt to cut out the assigned cattle from the mob and gather them in the pen at the opposite end of the arena within a two-minute time limit.
Show society president Marshall Langston said the show was an event not to be missed.
“The weekend’s events will have showjumping, prime cattle judging and parading, dogs, woodchopping, a horse shoe competition, the ute muster competition, young farmers’ challenge and, to top it all off, fireworks with live music,” Mr Langston said.
The showjumping starts at 7.30am, with a prize for top score under-17 years, under-nine years, under-12 years and an under-17 years showjump.
The led classes start at 8am with ridden classes in ring one, followed by led classes in ring two.
Debbie Robinson will be bringing in the entertainment with live music from noon and will be singing all afternoon.
Bringing dance music to Eidsvold, Brett Miller has all your entertainment needs covered, from sound systems to lighting and all the latest tracks right through to golden oldies.
For the children, the show society has brought in a billycart race, hobby horse, egg and spoon and three-legged races, which should entertain the kids.
The show will have a sideshow alley, dodgems and plenty of other rides for guests young and old.
Several stalls will be held on the day selling lollies, hats, caps, leather goods, wood-fired pizzas, tornado potatoes and more. Plus there will be mobile ATMs on-site.
The event will close with a fireworks display.
SHOW TIME: Woodchopping at the Eidsvold Show last year.