Casino in for big week­end

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE Casino Show­ground will come alive this week­end with all the ac­tion of the Casino Show.

Now in its 127th year, the grass­roots event will show­case the best of the re­gion, with an ar­ray of events such as cat­tle judg­ing, horse events and demon­stra­tions, poul­try ex­hi­bi­tions and a range of art and crafts.

Sideshow al­ley and market stalls will cre­ate a fam­ily-friendly, car­ni­val at­mos­phere.

Casino Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Bren­dan Dis­son said a record num­ber of an­i­mals were en­tered in the highly com­pet­i­tive cat­tle sec­tion, and the horse events were pop­u­lar again this year.

He said the de­mo­li­tion derby would be a high­light of the en­ter­tain­ment, with $1000 up for grabs and en­trants from the Kyo­gle Show el­i­gi­ble to en­ter and win an ex­tra $500.

The fire­works and per­for­mance from the Col Fin­ley Band on Saturday night are also ex­pected to draw the crowds.

The show will kick off with the Ge­orge and Fuhrmann Heifer Fu­tu­rity at 5.30pm on Fri­day, with ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin­ning at 7am on Saturday.

Events will in­clude the work­ing dog tri­als, stud cat­tle judg­ing, eques­trian events, show jump­ing and heavy horses.

The grand opening of the Casino Show will be at 2pm Saturday and will in­clude the grand pa­rade and an­nounce­ment of the show­girl win­ners and run­ner-up.

Con­tes­tants are Brooke Hewett, Kaela McRae, Zoe Grif­fiths and Sarah Lynn.

This will be fol­lowed by the fam­ily fun af­ter­noon from 4.30pm, fea­tur­ing the Young Farmers Chal­lenge, scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion, kids team events and tug-o-war.

See the Casino Show web­site for more de­tails and a full sched­ule of events.


BACK IN THE RING: The Casino Show is on again this week­end.

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