Hayley Elliott, from Cooyar; Jamie-Lee Barron, Cooyar; 2016 Cooyar Miss Showgirl Sam Wolski, from Yarraman, and Brooke Barron, Cooyar, at the 2016 Cooyar Show Ball
2016 Cooyar Miss Showgirl Sam Wolski will be kept busy on Saturday

February 20, 2016

If you’ve been itching for the return of the ag shows, you’d better head on down to Cooyar on Saturday for the first show in this year’s South Burnett show season.

The Cooyar Show includes entertainment for all the family … all the usual ring events and cattle judging, plus a lumberjack show, ute muster, smash-up derby, chainsaw competitions and the traditional bullride and fireworks at night.

In the afternoon, new attractions will include “Mutton Bustin”, poddy rides and a mini-horse derby.

A bar and barbecue will be operating all day, as well as live entertainment.

For the kids, there’ll be five-for-$5 rides, show bags and free face-painting.

The Grand Parade will start about 12:15pm.

Footnote: Last year’s Cooyar Show was washed out; organisers will be hoping that the overnight storms don’t cause them any headaches this year!

[Photos: southburnett.com.au and Cooyar Show Society]

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At The Cooyar Show Ball

A good crowd turned out at the 2016 Cooyar Show Ball to see Sam Wolski crowned 2016 Cooyar Miss Showgirl.

Mark’s Music also kept toes tapping and dancers twirling on the Cooyar Hall dancefloor.

Also sashed were Matron of the Ball Sandy Kahler, Junior Princess Keira Ryan, Belle of the Ball Nicole Atkinson and Rural Ambassador Zane Tonscheck.

Jessica and Ben Kahler, from Hampton, with Josh Brennan and David Reinke, both from Crows Nest
Jason Kahler and Matron of the Ball Sandy
Junior Princess Keira Ryan and 2015 Teen Showgirl Emma-Lee Fitch
Belle of the Ball Nicole Atkinson and 2015 Teen Showgirl Emma-Lee Fitch
2016 Cooyar Rural Ambassador Zane Tonscheck and Deanna Stirling
Brenden Ballon, from Maclagan, with Cooyar Show Society president Matt Ryan
Anne and Colin Ehrich, from Moola
(near Maclagan)
Crows Nest Show Society president Athol Gossow and his wife Suellen were judges
2016 Showgirl Sam Wolski with 2015 winner and Darling Downs runner-up Loretta Tonscheck
Rosalie and Ted Cole, from East Cooyar, were enjoying the dancing
Rhiannon Ryan, 8, and Charlotte Barron, 6,
from Cooyar
Some of the action on the dance floor at the 2016 Cooyar Show Ball

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables