Bingara Show, voting and a feast of football

May 22, 2013

This weekend, and Saturday in particular, will be very busy, with the annual Bingara Show, home games for Minor League and Gwydir League and, of course, the Northern Tablelands by-election.

Something for Everyone
The Bingara Show Society has adopted as the theme for this year’s show ‘Something for Everyone’, and judging by the number of sideshows already at the Showground, and the program, organisers fully intend providing just that.

While the events do not start until Saturday, other than the campdraft, the Pavilion will be a hive of activity on Friday, as entries are received.

Show Society President, Charlotte Gibson told the Advocate the Society was pleased with the number of Sideshows which have already arrived in Bingara.

“There are several new sideshows, and a show bag seller,” she said.  “There are some rides which people here have not seen before too.”

Both Saturday and Sunday will be packed with ring events and exhibitions.

The official opening of the show will take place under the red sails between the grandstand and the Secretary’s office, at 11.30 am on Saturday.

A popular event is the pet show, which will take place at 1pm under the red sails. The same area will be the venue for three fashion parades which will run from 2pm.

The first will be children’s wear with clothes from Villa Rouge, the second a parade retro fashions from Judy Adams and Rose Anderson’s new enterprise, Vintage Rose, which drew a crowd of 120 at their debut parade recently.

The fashion parades will continue, when Shenanigans latest fashions hit the catwalk. With the sudden arrival of winter weather, the parades will provide an ideal opportunity for some wardrobe updates.

The Saturday night entertainment will start with the mechanical bull ride and music by Doug Jamieson.

The Demolition Derby is set to happen at 7pm with a demonstration barrel race by the derby cars beforehand. Local cars can enter either the barrel race and/or the derby.

The barbecue and bar will be operating. Entry on Saturday night and Sunday is free.

Minor league starts at 10 am when the Under 8s take to the field. At 1pm, the Senior league takes over, with Reserves and League Tag scheduled to start at 1pm.

The Gwydir River Rats will be away on Saturday, travelling to Armidale for their game.

Don’t forget to vote.
As well as all the action at the Showground and Gwydir Oval, the by-election for the state seat of Northern Tablelands. Polling in Bingara will take place at the Roxy Theatre in Maitland Street, and polls open at 8.00 am and will close at 6.00 pm.

Voting is compulsory for all enrolled electors in the electorate of Northern Tablelands.
As this is a by-election, no other electorates are going to polls so there will be no absentee voting available in other electorates.

People who will be away on Saturday, if they have not applied for a postal vote are too late.

Pre-poll votes are available in Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield Armidale and in Sydney until Friday. To find out the hours, see and follow the prompts.