FLASHBACK: John Flynn, Marcia Blackford and Gordon Mackay, from the Timbertowns Woodworkers, show off a small part of the woodwork displays at the 2019 Blackbutt Show … the last time a full show was held in the town

May 13, 2022

UPDATE: The Show Committee cancelled the show on Saturday morning. The Pavilion will remain open.


The rain has thrown a huge spanner in the works for the organisers of this weekend’s Blackbutt Show.

On Thursday night, the Show Committee announced that entry to the show on Saturday would be free.

The popular woodchopping competition – an event for which Blackbutt is famous – will still be going ahead from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The canteen will be running all day and into the night, and the Pavilion is already filled with exhibits.

At night, there will be music and the bar will be open.

Patrons will be able to relax in the undercover area.

The Ute Muster on Friday night, the Cattle and Horse sections, the motocross show, amusement rides and the fireworks have all been cancelled.

The Dog Show has been postponed to a date to be fixed.

The “Black Friday” Blue Light Disco scheduled from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday night is still going ahead ($5 entry).

Blackbutt Show Society president Charles Gibling said the committee was “devastated” that the weather had forced events to be cancelled.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the Blackbutt Show in 2020 and 2021, although a woodchopping competition was later held at the showgrounds.

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