Week­end to draw crowd

Central and North Burnett Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE EIDSVOLD SHOW - Eidsvold Show starts at 7am on Satur­day, May 6, and Sun­day, May 7, at the show­grounds.

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.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

SHOW TIME: Wood­chop­ping at the Eidsvold Show last year.

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