It's show time

Tasty Treats: Whether it's a bucket of chips, a dagwood dog or a delicious soft serve ice cream, there will be plenty of food to keep the crowds happy. Photo: File.
Tasty Treats: Whether it's a bucket of chips, a dagwood dog or a delicious soft serve ice cream, there will be plenty of food to keep the crowds happy. Photo: File.

As show season makes it’s way around the region, it’s time once again for the Annual Grenfell Show which will be held on Friday, August 31 and Saturday September 1.

Friday afternoon is set to be action packed and full of fun for everyone. The farmers relay will host some red hot competition with plenty of bragging rights on offer, while the the 4WD/Ute pull will get the crowd cheering. There will also be some great entertainment in the Red Shed with live music playing throughout the evening, and of course no show would be complete without an amazing fireworks display to top the night off.

Saturday will feature everyone’s favourites including shearing competitions, yard-dog trials, wood chopping and much more. The tractor pull will be hotly contested, as will the many event in the horse ring. Animals will also take centre stage with the dog show and plenty of livestock judging taking place, while the animal nursery will certainly be popular for those who want to get up close and personal with some furry friends.

Close competition: The Grenfell Show always features some tight contests. Photo: File.

Close competition: The Grenfell Show always features some tight contests. Photo: File.

The car and ute show and vintage engine display will give motor enthusiasts a treat, while those who prefer a bit slower pace will enjoy the antique sulky race. Inside the pavilion, show goers will be treated to a sensory overload with amazing artworks and photography on display, delicious tempting baked goods, and stunning floral arrangements and other handicrafts.

The students from Grenfell Public School will put on a marimba performance before the show is officially opened at 2pm, with the Grenfell Miss Showgirl to be named along with the Junior Showgirls and Master Stockmen.

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Of course the show isn't just about competitions, there is more than enough fun to be had down sideshow alley. There will be plenty of fairy floss, choc tops, buckets of chips, and the ever popular dagwood dogs, to keep the crowds energy levels up for the day. 

Everyone’s favourite rides including the Zipper, the Cha Cha and the Twister will be back to give those brave enough a thrilling ride, while there will be plenty of prizes to win at one of the many skill-tester games. 

Grenfell PAH&I President, Peter Brown, said the show is always a great place for people to catch up and have a great time, but it simply wouldn’t happen without the many volunteers and entrants who make the show possible. “A big thanks goes to our dedicated committee, whose tireless efforts make this weekend the success that it is. And to our exhibitors, you are as much a part of our show as all those mentioned above, so thank you for helping us bring you the best show possible,” he said.

The committee have done an amazing job to get the showgrounds and amenities ready for the crowd, and while the drought has made it’s mark on the region, they still expect a big number of entries in both the pavilion and livestock categories.