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 Saturday, 30 April 2016 
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2016 Kingaroy Show
The first day of the two-day 2016 Kingaroy Show will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds in Youngman Street from 7:30am this morning when the Stud Beef and Stud Dairy Cattle competitions get underway. This year's Show will feature an Australian National Saddle Horse Feature Show; a Truck Show; vintage tractor and chainsaw displays; Free Wagon Rides; a big display of caged birds from the Burnett Birdkeeper's Association; displays of chainsaw ripping and sheep shearing; woodchops; miniature horses; chainsaw sculpting; smallgoods demonstrations from Kingaroy Butchery; a Modified Tractor Pull; and a lot more besides.There'll also be a jaw-dropping Sideshow Alley that's always the biggest in the region. The Show's official opening will occur in the main ring at 11:00am and be followed by the Grand Parade. There'll also be a Giant Fireworks Show at 7:00pm that will light up the night sky. Single day tickets to the 2016 Show are $30 per family (2 adults and 2 children), $10 for adults or $8 for pensioners and high school students (under-12s can get in for free). There's also free parking available in the grounds too. More info? Phone the Kingaroy Show Society on (07) 4162-5800. You can also obtain a PDF copy of this year's full Show schedule by clicking here (1.6Mb).
8th Annual Wondai Firies Charity Golf Day
The 8th annual Wondai Firies Charity Golf Day - a fundraiser for RACQ CareFlight Rescue and the QFES "Bike For Burns" charity bike ride - will be held at the Wondai Country Club on the Bunya Highway today. This is a fun social event for golfers and non-golfers alike with a 10:00am shotgun start, and a BBQ will be running all day too if you get peckish. Entry into this two-person ambrose costs $15 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf and the chance to win prizes. Trophies will be up for grabs as well. You can register and/or find out more information by calling Steve on 0447-787-082 or Chris on 0437-685-996.
Challenges For Bikes, Quads and 4WDs - Boondooma
Manar Park at 2252 Manar Road, Boondooma will be holding the first day of their 3-day "Challenges For Bikes, Quads and 4WDs event today. Apart from death-defying drives around the property, the event will also offer live music, a licensed bar and fun activities for kids. More details? Phone Manar Park on (07) 4161-2188.
Dibley Live And Big Cats - Nanango
The Nanango Theatre Company will be presenting the second perfomance of their latest productions "Dibley Live - The Vicar Of Dibley" and "Big Cats" at the Nanango Playhouse at the corner of Elk and George Streets in Nanango at 7:00pm tonight (play begins at 7:30pm). "Dibley Live" - as might be expected - is a stage adaptation of one of the BBC's most popular TV comedies, and the audience can look forward to meeting many old friends including the dotty Verger Alice Tinker, glum Parish Council chairman David Horton, Hugo Horton, Owen Newitt and Frank Pickle, amongst others. "Big Cats", by contrast, is gentle story acted with warmth and tenderness that focuses on Lily, who has spent all her married life in the same two-up, two-down council house. Her husband Joe plays a very important role in her life, and the audience gradually realises just how important it is as the play unfolds. Tickets - which include supper at intermission - are $20 for adults and $15 for pensioners or students. They can be purchased in advance from the Nanango Visitor Information Centre in Henry Street, Nanango, or at the door before each performance, if not sold out. Note: Two further performances will be held at the same time and venue next Friday and Saturday nights.
Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Club Race Day
The Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club will be holding their latest Race Day for 2016 in conjunction with the 2016 Kingaroy Show. Racing will be in the Peewee demo class along with 125cc and 250cc classes at the club's track inside main ring at the Kingaroy Showgrounds, and the racers will be competing in the John Titman Golden Steel Shoe Challenge. Racing will commence at 2:30pm and entry to the Kingaroy Show allows entry to the bike races too. The club is for young riders aged 4 to 16 and spectators are always very welcome. More details? Phone Simon on 0467-181-762. You can also read more about the club on our website.
2016 Kingaroy Eisteddfod
The fifth day of the annual Kingaroy Eisteddfod will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall in Glendon Street, Kingaroy today. The Eisteddfod will be conducting final judging of dance solos, duos and trios today (it will be judging dancing groups on May 1 and 2). Spectators are very welcome.
Widgee Campdraft
The second day of the annual three-day Widgee Campdraft (aka the Widgee Bushman's Carnival) will get underway at 6:00am this morning at the Widgee Showgrounds at Widgee, north of Kilkivan. The main events on today's program are the first round of the Bill Robson Memorial Novice Draft, and this will be followed by the JB (Bally) Smith Memorial Maiden Draft in the afternoon. A licensed bar and canteen will be operating on site all day, and the canteen will be offering hot meals this evening too. There'll also be a calcutta on the novice draft, a multi-draw raffle and live entertainment tonight. There are full camping facilities available in the grounds, and admission to the campdraft is 100% free for spectators. More details? Phone Joan on (07) 5484-0403.
Saturday Rugby League - Cherbourg, Wondai and Kingaroy
There won't be much A-grade rugby league played in the region this weekend, but there will be lots of junior games and one senior match. In Cherbourg, the junior Hornets will play the junior Murgon Mustangs at Jack O'Chin Oval with U6s/U8s playing at 10:00am; U10s at 11:00am; and U12s at 1:00pm. This will be followed at 2:00pm with an U14s clash between the junior Hornets and Nanango's Stags; and then at 3:00pm this weekend's sole A-grade game between the senior Hornets and Stags. In Wondai, the U6s/U8s Wolves will play the Central Burnett Brumbies at the Wondai Sportsgrounds at 9:00am; the U10s at 10:00am; and the U12s at 11:00am. And in Kingaroy, the U6s/U8s Red Ants will play Nanango juniors at TJ O'Neill Oval in Youngman Street at 9:00am; U10s at 10:30am; and the U12s at 11:30am. Following this, there'll be an U14s clash between the Wondai Wolves and Kingaeroy Red Ants at 12:30pm; and then an U16s game between a combined Nanango and Wondai team against the Kingaroy Whites. Canteens will be operating at all three grounds and spectators are very welcome!
Saturday AFL - Kingaroy
If you're an Aussie Rules fan, you should get along to Lyle Vidler Oval (just next to Beangrowers in Youngman Street) today. The South Burnett Saints will be playing the Toowoomba Tigers in both the men's and women's divisions, and it promises to be a ferocious pair of matches. The Saints' men's team have had two back-to-back victories over the Highfields Lions and Dalby Swans to start their season, and the Tigers are currently ranked pretty highly themselves. So their clash at 2:50pm should produce a very memorable game. And the Saints women's division, who only began their own season last week, will be keen to reverse their defeat at the hands of the Swans in front of a home crowd. A bar and canteen will be operating and spectators are very welcome!
Bowls Club Bingo - Kingaroy
The Kingaroy Bowls Club at 141 Youngman St, Kingaroy will be running bingo matches from 7:30pm this evening with over $1000 in prizes on offer. More details from the club on (07) 4162-1404
Pig On A Spit Night - Maidenwell
Maidenwell's historic Maidenwell Hotel will be holding another of their popular monthly Pig On A Spit evenings from 6:00pm until late tonight (dinner is served from 6:00pm to 8:00pm). There'll be live entertainment and lots of cold beer, as well as more pork than you can poke a stick at! Everyone is very welcome. More details? Phone Spud at the pub on (07) 4164-6133.
South Burnett Woodcrafters - Kingaroy
The South Burnett Woodcrafters will be holding their regular Saturday morning meeting at their clubhouse, which is located behind the Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre in Haly Street from 8:00am to around mid-day today. The group is for woodworking enthusiasts and new members are always welcome. More details? Phone Lee on (0427) 720-839 or Dick on (0432) 893-050 or visit the website.
NO Kumbia Country Markets Today
The Kumbia Country Markets - which are normally held on the fifth Saturday of every month - will not be held today because it's the Kingaroy Show weekend. Instead, the next markets will be held on Saturday, July 30 in conjunction with the 4th annual Kumbia Antiques Roadshow.

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 Saturday, 30 April 2016 
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