The stars came out for the 80th annual Blackbutt Show on Saturday with Gold Logie-winning actor John Wood on hand to distribute ribbons and a Monster Truck show munching up cars in the evening.
John Wood was in the region for the Big Screen Film Festival at Nanango, and took the opportunity to pay a visit to the local show.
He spent some time at the South Burnett Regional Council stand, signing autographs and handing out caps, as well as taking part in many of the show’s ribbon presentations.
Fourth generation Blackbutt cattleman Peter Scott officially opened the show after a minute’s silence to remember local residents who had died over the past 12 months.
The Blackbutt State School Choir then presented a number of songs.
An innovation at this year’s show was the Ladies Marquee erected near the showgrounds car park.
The marquee served wine and cheese platters from Taste South Burnett while patrons enjoyed live entertainment on the stage including a fashion parade with dresses from Rendezvous Designs in Kingaroy, line-dancing, bellydancing, Zumba and fitness displays.
The marquee had a country feel with a woodchip floor and hay bale seats, as well as more traditional tables and chairs.
Woodchopping, post-ripping and chainsaw competitions drew good crowds in their respective rings throughout the afternoon.
The entertainment continued into the evening with a Monster Trucks show, fireworks and music by Neil Duddy until late.