Corey Evans with the Supreme Champion Exhibit of the Show, “Jen-Daview Feature” 

May 20, 2014

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.

(Photos: and Clive Lowe Photography)

“Hey come this way” … Rory McUtchen leads “Pocket Rocket” to the winner’s circle
(Photo: Clive Lowe)
And “Pocket Rocket” wins … the ribbon was presented by John Wood; pictured are James and Rory McUtchen; and Kristy, John and Decklan Schumacher (Photo: Clive Lowe)

Champion Fancy Dress winner Bradyn Green, 10, and Junior winner Michael Lane, 7, both from Blackbutt

Equal 3rd in the Junior Fancy Dress competition were Haiyden Lane, 5, of Blackbutt, and Adam Mowat, 4, from Yarraman

Equal 2nd in the Fancy Dress competition were Levi and Regi Schumacher, 6, while Amelia Schumacher, 2, was highly commended

Mary Richardson, 10, from Dalby, with “Readimarr Blue’s Clues” taking part in the junior equestrian competition
Taking home the pony hack champion ribbon was “KJ Touch Of Frost” with Kayla Moore in the saddle … she was presented with her ribbon by John Wood (Photo: Clive Lowe)
Blackbutt cattleman Peter Scott with Blackbutt Show Society Life Member and ex-president Rex Bowman … Mr Scott officially opened the show 
The Blackbutt State School choir sang after the official opening

Dylan and Ian Gilliland were working behind the bar in the “Ladies Marquee” 

Lucas, 3, and Sarah Reddan with Cathy Gilliland … organising the “Ladies Marquee” 
Chris Pearce, from Bonnells Bay near Lake Macquarie in NSW, comes up every year for the Blackbutt Show … she is pictured with Blackbutt residents Kaye Hursey and Fran Doyle

Kel Head with grandson Tom Wilkinson, both from Redcliffe … Tom came third in the sawing championship

Actor John Wood presented the prizes to the U16 woodchopping winner and placegetters (Photo: Clive Lowe)

Taking out 4th place in the U16 woodchop competition was young axeman Hayden Hewitt (Photo: Clive Lowe)

Senior tree chop winners … 1st J Adamson; 2nd L Hewitt and 3rd K.R. Hewitt; with John Wood (Photo: Clive Lowe)
Kerry Head, from Blackbutt, was getting a hand setting up the woodchopping arena from Col Kratzmann, from Kingaroy

Owen Scott was busy carving a possum at the Blackbutt Show (Photo: Clive Lowe)

Debbie Oakes, from Wattle Camp, received an autographed cap from guest star John Wood
Blackbutt Car Enthusiast Club member Chris Roberts was showing his daughter Katherine’s car … a 1951 Austin A90 Atlantic

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