March 15, 2019
Murgon Show Society officials have had a nailbiting week watching the weather but are hopeful they’ll see sunny skies for Saturday’s Murgon Show.
Officials have been working hard for months to put together a program for the 96th show with something to suit every taste.
On Friday afternoon, Young Judges and Handlers competitions, a Stockman’s Challenge and a cook-off to find the best local sausages kicked the event off.
But the fun will begin in earnest when the gates swing open at 7:00am on Saturday for the main day’s activities.
This year’s Show will feature all the traditional favourites.
Dairy and stud beef cattle judging will take place from 8:00am and will be followed by poultry judging at 9:00am while equestrian events take place in the main ring.
At 9:00am, the doors will open in the main pavilion to reveal this year’s champions in everything from needlework to woodwork, and culinary skills to fine art.
Visitors can also look forward to a Ute Muster; Viv’s Animal Farm; Luke’s Reptile Kingdom; Tyrone’s Circus; a Fashion Parade; chainsaw racing; and a rodeo at 6:00pm before the traditional fireworks display about 7:00pm.
There’ll be amusement rides and other activities to keep children amused; food and market stalls; and a bar and canteen for adults.
The official opening will take place in front of the grandstand at 1:15pm and will be followed by the Grand Parade about 2:00pm.
Admission to the show is $10 for adults, $8 for concessions, $5 for high school students (under 11s are free) or $25 for a family pass (two adults and two children aged 12 or above).
The full program for this year’s Murgon Show can be downloaded from the Murgon Show Society’s website