May 22, 2017
The 83rd annual Blackbutt Show had something for everyone this year – a dog show, a large equestrian competition, woodchopping and the finals of several Sub-Chamber competitions to determine who will represent the South Burnett at the Ekka.
Mikaela Ross, from Goomeri, who was leading an Angus bull “Bowenfels Stockman”, won the Stud Beef Paraders competition, ahead of Summar Haynes, from St George, who led a Charolais bull “Larrikin”, and Stephanie Flint, from Proston, who came in third spot with her Limousin cow “Lola”.
Other Sub-Chamber results decided at Blackbutt were the Stud Beef and Prime Beef Young Judges competition, and the Ute Muster (which was held on Friday night).
southburnett.com.au will publish the the rest of the Sub-Chamber results when they become available.
Richard O’Neill OAM, a legend in show circles, officially opened the show.
He said that he had been coming to the Blackbutt Show for years and over that time he had seen it develop and expand.
“It is a fantastic show here now and I hope you keep on improving,” Mr O’Neill said.
A highlight for the crowd this year was a stunt pushbike rider who entertained the crowd with several shows.
In the Pavilions, there was needlework, culinary, caged birds, photography and a beautiful – and very perfumed – display of cut flowers.
The Timbertowns Woodworking Group had a crowd in their shed watching them create vases and other wooden items.
Cherbourg band Muddy Flats took to the stage in the evening.
The day was topped off in the usual way, with a large display fireworks.