STRONG COMPETITION: The competition utes at the Proston Show's ute muster.
STRONG COMPETITION: The competition utes at the Proston Show's ute muster. Keagan Elder

The 59th Proston Show

FOR almost six decades the Proston Show has displayed the best the region has to offer.

The 59th Annual Proston Show, held on Saturday March 11, is shaping up to be a real treat for those who enjoy a traditional rural exhibition.

All the regular competitions with top class entrants will be on show, with the addition of many special entertainment features.

Show secretary Glenda McArdle said a first for the trade cattle section would be a young judges competition commencing at 7.30am, preceding the young handlers and young judges classes in the stud beef section.

"In the stud we've been doing it a long time, but prime young judging is new,” Mrs McArdle said.

Willie the Worm, slide castle combo and dodgem cars will start early on show day.

Throughout the day other children's amusements will include face painting by Mandy's Twisty Trix, farm animals and a pet parade.

The young farmers challenge organised by Kristy Frahm and whip-cracking competitions and demonstration will also be highlights.

The ute muster has a new category this year in best town and country ute, for vehicles used on the farm and can also scrub-up for a town trip.

The muster starts in the main arena at 4pm, followed by the championship chain-saw post rip at 5.30pm.

The tree-felling championship sponsored by Noel and Helen Young will feature in the wood chop arena to round off a great day of competition.

Mr Fireworks' display will be seen early in the evening, followed by great night time entertainment by live band Vanessa Lee and Highway 65 from Brisbane.

In the pavilion the feature theme is "Sunflowers” with special prizes for entries best depicting the theme, as well as the usual class and champion awards.

Show pavilion judging will be held on Friday March 10.

The show society acknowledges the support of many sponsors including the Queensland State Government, South Burnett Regional Council and the Kingaroy RSL Club, as well as from local businesses, organisations and individuals.

These gifts assist greatly in presenting a show full of interest for everyone.

The show will be officially opened by Justin Mathews, the 2016 state rural ambassador, followed by a grand parade of winning livestock, judging of the supreme beef exhibit and the announcement of the top five exhibits for the Ken Mills award.

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