Strong entries for Bingara Show

May 25, 2012

With strong entries, particularly for the campdraft, Bingara Show Society committee is looking forward to a fine weekend for the Annual Bingara Show.

The committee has sought to make sure there are a range of attractions which will appeal to most in the community.

According to Bingara Show Society President, Ben Monie, entries in the Campdraft have been outstanding.  “It will be a big campdraft, with around 800 entries received,” Mr. Monie said.  Because of the number of entries, the campdraft, which was due to start early on Saturday morning, will now start on Friday afternoon."

Action will start in the pavilion on Friday morning, with entries being taken from 9am to 12 noon. This will be followed by the judging at 1.00pm.  Also on Friday afternoon, at 4.00pm, the Led Steer Classic and Junior competitions will take place.

Saturday will be a big day with campdraft, showjumping, Horse events, cattle judging, and sheep judging.  The pavilion will be open throughout the day.

Side shows have started arriving in to town to keep the young and the brave occupied for the duration of the show.

From 6pm at the bar live entertainment, featuring young local and locally connected musicians will keep patrons entertained into the night.

Jamie Wilson will be joined on stage by former Bingara girl, Lane Sinclair, now of Tamworth, and Cameron Denny, also of Tamworth.  Lane is the daughter of former Bingara residents, Chad and Linda Sinclair.

A mechanical Bull, a great crowd pleaser in previous years, is back this year, from 6.30pm.

The Show will continue on Sunday with the Campdraft continuing from 6.30am.
Horse show rings will begin at 9.00am, and the pavilion willopen at 10am.

The Horse Western Pleasure events will also begin at 10am.

“The Showgrounds are looking very good,” Mr. Monie said.

“Ron Greenaway has done a great job in preparing both the main ring and the campdraft ring, and a good supply of cattle has been loaned for the campdraft.”

With rain forcast for later in the week, while welcome and much needed, it is hoped most of the rain will have fallen and cleared by Saturday morning, leaving the showground in great, fresh condition for the show.