UP UP AND AWAY: A number of rides and other attractions will be at the 2017 Murgon Show
UP UP AND AWAY: A number of rides and other attractions will be at the 2017 Murgon Show

Murgon Show returns this week

THE Murgon Show returns to the showgrounds this weekend.

Show society president Joan Adams said it would be a day not to be missed.

"There will be a lot more sideshows than we've had before,” she said.

"We'll have some events and then live music on Friday night by Rowan Edwards.

Mrs Adams said they had received 260 entries for the dog show, and there would be plenty on offer for animal lovers of all kinds.

"On the Saturday there will be a lot of ponies, horses and show jumping,” she said.

"We have the dairy cattle, prime and stud cattle, all being judged on the Saturday.

"The poultry pavilion is full up with poultry.”

Mrs Adams said while all the usual displays including photography, culinary, preserves and flowers will be on show in the pavilion, agriculture would suffer this year.

"It's going to be a bad year for the agriculture side of the show because of the dry,” she said.

Mrs Adams said there would be a number of new displays inside the pavilion.

"This year we have a display from the South Burnett Bird Association which has a very good display,” she said.

"I don't remember it ever being there before.”

She said sideshow alley would be bigger and better than before.

"We need to get as many different things as you can,” Mrs Adams said.

"We need to have a sideshow alley that they can go home and say they were pleased they were there.

"So we've got laughing clowns, dodgems and heaps of other rides.”

Mrs Adams said there would be a motorbike stuntman performing and a man teaching people how to make crazy balloons in a pavilion inside the workshop.

She said an almost entirely new committee had worked together to create the 2017 Murgon Show.

"We were all in the dark trying to organise the show,” she said.

"I've worked at the show before so I had a fair idea what went on, but we're just learning the best we can with what we've got.

"The new committee is trying to attract kids, if you don't put interest into the kids you can't do anything else.

"It's just about attracting that future generation to the show.”

She said they had been working to make the whole show a success.

"I reckon we have,” she said.

"It'll be a good show, if you come down you'll see.”

Adult tickets to the show are $10, Concessions are $8, high school students are $5 and children 11 and under are free.

South Burnett

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