An­nual event on to­day

Tweed Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - Liana Turner liana.turner@tweed­dai­

THE crowds be­gan to pour into the show­ground for the 117th an­nual Mur­willum­bah Show yes­ter­day, and the ac­tion will con­tinue on Satur­day.

Tweed River Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Peita Gardi­man said she was pleased with how the event had come to­gether, as groups of school chil­dren poured into the event.

“It’s great and we’ve had re­ally good weather,” Ms Gardi­man said.

“There’s been a lot of kids com­ing, which is great.”

Chilling­ham banana farmer Kevin Gil­bert showed the di­ver­sity of his skill when he took out five cham­pion prizes in the pro­duce and flo­ral dis­play com­pe­ti­tions.

Mr Gil­bert, who also claimed grand cham­pion for fruit and veg­eta­bles, said tak­ing part in the Mur­willum­bah Show was a long tra­di­tion for him.

“My fam­ily has been in­volved with the show for 70 years,” he said.

He said af­ter the flood and drought this year, many ex­hibitors faced huge chal­lenges in put­ting their pro­duce on dis­play.

The Mur­willum­bah Show­ground is open again from 8am this morn­ing, with com­pe­ti­tions and dis­plays ga­lore. There will be live mu­sic, with Devils Kiosk from 5pm and Fat Al­bert on stage at 7pm.

The sec­ond and fi­nal day of the show will also fea­ture mon­ster trucks at 7pm and a fire­works fi­nale from 9pm.

One-day en­try is $10 for adults, fam­i­lies (two adults and two chil­dren) $25.

Chil­dren (3-12 years) and aged con­ces­sion en­try is $5 for one or two days, un­der-3s and mem­bers free.

The full pro­gram is avail­able at mur­willum­

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CHAM­PION GREEN THUMB: Kelvin Gil­bert with daugh­ter Shelby at the show on Fri­day. Mr Gil­bert took out a host of awards for his pro­duce and flo­ral dis­plays.

Cait­lyn and Annabelle O’grady cool off with some frozen treats.

Noah Smith from Tyalgum en­joys a round on the dodgems at the show on Fri­day.

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