March 24, 2021
Another Murgon Show is done and dusted … which means the hard-working volunteers which made it all happen are now already beginning to plan the 2022 event!
Show Society president Alan Trim said compliance with Queensland Health regulations meant many changes this year but the positive attitude of everyone involved had made the show a pleasure to attend.
“Smaller can be better!” Alan said.
One of the main changes this year was moving the location of the horse rings, which the competitors appreciated.
The regular Saturday night entertainment program did not go ahead, however there are plans for the rodeo to be held as a separate event later in the year.
The cattle judges were kept busy. There were about 125 head in the stud beef cattle competitions with a quality turnout ahead of Beef 21 at Rockhampton.
“Everyone had ideas of how to continue to develop the Murgon Show in the coming years and no one – that I heard – made negative comments,” Alan said.
Alan said the Friday night entertainment was continuing to grow in popularity.
This barbecue and billy boiling event began a few years back, basically as entertainment for the exhibitors camping over at the showgrounds.
But it is now becoming more popular with the public and may be extended in future.
The 2021 Murgon Show was officially opened by South Burnett Mayor Brett Otto on Saturday morning.
Local councillor Kathy Duff also spoke at the opening, which was attended by Life Members of the Show Society.
This year’s show faced stiff competition from the large number of events – many involving Murgon residents – which were scheduled elsewhere in the South Burnett on Saturday.
“Thank you to everyone who just comes to the Murgon Show to look at what Murgon can offer. You are the reason we put on this show,” Alan said.
“Your support is what keeps the show going and I hope you will continue to support the show in the future.”