WE'RE BACK: Goomeri Show Society's Lyle Hasselbach couldn't have been happier to see his hometown show back in full swing.
WE'RE BACK: Goomeri Show Society's Lyle Hasselbach couldn't have been happier to see his hometown show back in full swing. Jordan Philp

Packed program for 2017 Goomeri Show

THE GOOMERI Show is set to take over the country town this weekend.

Goomeri Show Society spokesman Lyle Hasselbach said, despite the recent rainfall, every aspect of the show was still going ahead.

"We've gone from very dry to very wet in a short amount of time,” he said.

"It's nice to see the rain and the greenery but it throws a spanner in the works when trying to run something like this.

"The area needs the rain but we need to get fine weather leading up to it.”

The main program takes place on Saturday, while a stockmen's challenge will take place on Sunday.

"The full program on Saturday includes the show jumping, sideshow alley the stud and prime beef cattle and on Saturday night as part of the night program we have a working cow horse,” Mr Hasselbach said.

"Then we have fireworks at 8pm on Saturday, it will be a massive display for all the family and the kids.”

Mr Hasselbach said one event would make a long- awaited return to the show.

"We've gone back to the future and brought back the hay-stacking competition,” he said.

"It was popular 25 years ago, so we're going to see how we go with that 25 years after it was brought in.

"It's part of the Saturday night program.”

He said the event was about recognising the region's history.

"Once upon a time all hay was stacked by hand, now its done by tractors,” he said.

"We'll see how well the young fellas go who have forgotten how to do it.”

Mr Hasselbach said the event was open to everyone.

"I think it'll be pretty popular,” he said.

"Make a team of three and nominate on the night.

"We'll have a little announcement on when to nominate.”

Mr Hasselbach said the dog show was also going to be popular.

"We've had a record number of entries this year,” he said.

"We usually get between 250 to 300 entries a year.

"This year we've got 400.”

He said he did not know why the numbers had risen so much.

"I couldn't guess why in a million years,” he said.

"We've noticed in the past four to five years the dog shows are getting bigger.”

He said the magic about a country show was the ability for everyone to come and enjoy themselves.

"It doesn't matter if you're in your prime, three years old, 33 years old or 103 years old, there is something for everyone,” he said.

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