Revitalised Bingara Show back for 2008

February 21, 2008

The Bingara Show Society, thanks to a financial boost from the ‘Bingara boys’ calendar, a planned trivia night and a government Equine Influenza grant, will definitely hold a show this year.

The Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.

Show Society President, Kelly Holland said the show would have a new look and a change in format.

Now that the horse flu danger period is over, ring events and campdraft will go ahead.

The cattle section has been expanded this year to include penned cattle. In previous years, all cattle exhibited were in led classes.

A rodeo, always a popular event, will be held on the Sunday.

Sheep counting has proved to be a popular event, and after a break of a few years, sheep counters will be back in keen competition. This event is often won by women.

A ute show will be held, with different categories of ute to cater for all tastes.

Fiona Ozols is the Bingara Showgirl for 2008. For the younger generation a competition for Princess and Prince of the show is also being organised.

Free gate entry on Saturday night will ensure a good crowd for entertainment by Naked Eye, as well as a number of novelty events on the race track.

As usual side shows will provide entertainment for kids of all ages.

Another event being planned which is sure to draw spectators is barrel racing in a car or ute.

Show schedules will be out soon, and will be available in print or off the Show Society’s website.  Click here for details.

Various sections are still in need of sponsorship. "If anybody would like to put up a few dollars, please contact a committee member, and that can be arranged," Ms. Holland said.

Market stalls will also be welcome at the show.

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