Come and support the show
IF YOU love the smell of dagwood dogs and the thrill of carnival rides, then make sure you check out the Childers Show this weekend.
According to Childers Show Society president Peter Warren, the Childers Show is in its 98th year and promises to be a great event for the whole family to enjoy.
“There will be all the usual great attractions from Sideshow Alley to rides, food and a huge fireworks display,” he said.
The fun kicks off this Saturday from 3pm, then gates open again on Sunday at the Showgrounds from 8am.
“The pavilion judging will be a big attraction this year as we have a large display of fruit, vegies and flowers on show,” Mr Warren said.
“We also have a sweet potato competition, which schools from around the region have participated in.”
There will be a few new events at the show this year, including a woodchopping competition and a Young Farmers’ Challenge.
“This challenge is for groups of four people and will be set up on a course to test skill and ability through on-farm challenges such as bale tossing and more,” Mr Warren said.
“If you are interested in creating a group and participating in this fun event, come and see us on Saturday in front of the grandstands to sign up at 3pm for the heats, with finals to commence on Sunday.”
Mr Warren believes the Childers Show would not be possible without the continued support from the local community and sponsorship, and urged everyone to attend the event this weekend.
“I would like to thank the many volunteers, in particular the community groups who have given their time to assist in providing the services needed for the 2014 show,” he said.
“We want to continue to provide a great show for future years to come, so bring your family and friends and enjoy all that is on offer.”
ALL THE COLOUR OF THE SHOW: Jessica Lancini enjoys the bright lights of the Childers Show.
POPULAR TREATS: Harley Haimes (above left), of Childers, enjoys a dagwood dog, while (above) youngsters get in on the dodgem action.