March 15, 2021
The annual Proston Show was one of the few local shows to go ahead in 2020 and organisers weren’t going to allow COVID-19 rules and regulations to stop it going ahead in 2021.
There were some obvious things missing – no grand parade in the main ring, no equestrian competitions, no luncheon pavilion – but there was still lots to keep showgoers interested.
There was plenty of action in the cattleyards with 150 head entered in the competitions.
Everyone seemed keen to get in some practise ahead of Beef 2021 in Rockhampton in May.
At the other end of the showgrounds a huge dog show had competitors from across south-east Queensland grooming and parading their charges.
There was also a whipcracking display by Walter Whip and The Flames and a trio of food vans was kept busy.
The 2021 show was officially opened by poultry steward Les Robinson who has been volunteering at the show for decades.
Les also helped with the huge 30-prize multi-draw raffle.
Proston Show Society president Viv White said she hoped this could become an annual event as it had been well-supported with prizes by sponsors.