Nanango Beats The Odds
Chloe Gould, from Rockhampton, was leading the Grand Champion Female, ‘Bowenfels Jedda J7’, from Glenrae Pastoral Co … the Angus cow, with calf at foot, was later sashed Supreme Exhibit of the Show
Kristy Green was presented with the Patron’s Trophy by Gloria Fleming for getting the most points as a junior exhibitor in the Pavilion competitions
April 16, 2019
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss says that “considering everything else that was on”, the 110th Nanango Show at the weekend had been an extremely good day.
Numbers through the gate were down slightly on last year but Les was still pleased as the show had clashed with the Wondai Sprints and three rodeos around south-east Queensland.
He said the crowds picked up significantly on Saturday afternoon.
The evening entertainment went off with a bang, with the midget rollover cars being a special hit with the crowd.
Harness racing and chainsaw racing also proved popular in the main arena.
Les said cattle numbers were also down slightly, due to recent weather conditions.
However, the weather on Saturday was perfect.
The show was officially opened by Federal Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud.
He congratulated the Nanango Show Society, saying they should be proud of what they had created to showcase the community.
“This doesn’t just happen,” he said.
“Never take for granted the people that have volunteered to make this show happen.”
He also congratulated the Showgirls and Rural Ambassador for having the courage to put themselves forward for the roles.
“You are the next generation of people who will continue the show for this community of Nanango,” he said.
Nanango Show Society president Les Schloss with Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud, who officially opened the 110th Nanango Show
Stacey Sanders – the 2018 Nanango Miss Showgirl, 2018 South Burnett Sub-Chamber Miss Showgirl and 2019 Nanango Rural Ambassador – with 2019 Nanango Miss Showgirl Claire-Marie Pepper
Harness racing is one of the highlights that sets Nanango Show apart from other South Burnett shows
Thomas Gould, from Booubyjan, was leading the Grand Champion Bull, ‘Jen-Daview Ned’, from Jen-Daview Limousins in Kingaroy
Chloe Plowman (206 points) just beat Emily Shelley (205 points) in the Over 15s Junior Pavilion competition
Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington sponsored the Long Stem Rose competition … she presented the champion’s sash to Delba Liebke, from Nanango
Georgie Plowman (3rd, 199 points), Kristy Green (1st, 209 points) and Indiana Browning (3rd, 199 points) in the Under 15s Pavilion competition
James Webb, who sang the National Anthem at the official opening, with Cr Roz Frohloff and South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell and his wife Marion
Miss Junior Showgirl Memphis Schloss and Miss Teen Showgirl Haylee Downey hitched a lift in a classic Chev driven for the day by Deb and Jason Frecklington
Terry Mackrell’s 1923 Ford T-Bucket street rod carried Miss Nanango Showgirl Claire-Marie Pepper at the head of the motorised section of the Grand Parade
A couple of scary dudes hitching a ride in the Grand Parade …
… and another one (probably why they were on the “monster” truck)
The “monster” truck was a hit in the parade and with visitors who enjoyed rides on board
This 1932 Dodge pick-up street rod added some more colour to the Grand Parade
Aussie champion axeman Mitch Argent, from Blackbutt, took out the 300mm underhand championship
Veteran axeman Martin O’Toole, from Pomona, won his heat
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An incredible amount of work happens behind the scenes at every rural show.
Nanango photographer Keren Mcsweeney captured some of the Pavilion stewards and judges at work:
Chief Steward Denise Smith helps the judge in the Culinary section
Denise Nothdurft working with the judges in the Horticulture section
Judging in the Farm and Garden section
Larissa Wicks hangs entries in the Photographic section
Steward Coral Sanders with some of the Farm and Garden Produce displays
[Pavilion photos: Keren Mcsweeney Photography]