April 28, 2018
Nanango’s Roz Frohloff will be raising funds for the LifeFlight helicopter rescue service – but hopefully won’t need the service herself! – at Saturday’s Nanango Show.
The South Burnett councillor told southburnett.com.au she had always wanted to try rodeo riding, and this year’s Show had given her the perfect opportunity.
She has set up a MyCause page where she is collecting donations for the cause, and buckets will also be passed around through the crowd on the night.
The rodeo – and Roz’s steer ride – will be only one of the highlights of the 109th Nanango Show.
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss told guests at the annual Miss Showgirl dinner last Saturday that the popular harness racing would also be returning.
This is the third year it will be featured in the main arena.
The cattle section would also be hosting the 27th Queensland Dexter Breed Show.
“We’ll also have chainsawing, woodchops, junior judges, a dirt bike derby, dog and horse events and a baby animal farm, along with the rodeo,” he said.
The Miss Showgirl Dinner was held this year at Taras Hall.
Judges Moya Hayden, Alice Greenup and Jules Entwistle selected Stacey Sanders, from the Nanango Hack & Pony Club, as this year’s Miss Showgirl.
Nanango State High School teacher Nathan Trace will be Nanango’s 2018 Rural Ambassador.
Gates will open at 6:00am on Saturday and the show will run until midnight.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for pensioners and children 14 or older, but children under 14 accompanied by a paying adult are free.
The Show Society is also offering free camping on the weekend for stallholders and visitors.
Other attractions at this year’s show will include Luke’s Reptile World, Noah’s Racing Piglets, live music, face-painting for children, a big sideshow alley and the Heritage Nanango fireworks display at 8:30pm.