Kiera Blaney, from Hula Hoop Brisbane, was adding some hoopla to the free children’s entertainment at the Proston Show 

March 15, 2024

The South Burnett’s 2024 show season kicked off last Saturday with the 66th annual Proston Show.

As always, there was a strong turnout of cattle – with owners prepping for Beef Week in May – with a special feature this year on Brangus.

Proston Show Society treasurer Mitch l’Estrange said the Show Society had aimed to create a “family friendly” day where people would be encouraged to stay all day and then enjoy the evening entertainment.

Something new was the cost of amusement rides … instead of paying for individual rides, parents could buy a $10 ticket to allow their children to have unlimited rides all day.

Mitch said he believed the strategy had worked as by early afternoon all the canteen’s hamburgers had been sold out.

The night-time entertainment included fireworks and a live concert by popular country musicians Dean Perrett and Paul Ricketts.

All the other rural show favourites were also happening at Proston, including chainsaw racing, wood-chopping, equestrian events (and a stockhorse challenge) and a  packed pavilion.

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Don’t forget, Murgon’s special Centenary Show is on this Saturday (March 16).

And if you attended the rodeo on Friday night – and kept your wristband – entry will be free on Saturday.

Also, keep your eyes out for a TV film crew.

A crew from the ABC-TV show “Back Roads” will be attending to film a segment for one of their upcoming episodes.

Proston’s 2024 official party at the show opening, from left,  2023 Qld Showgirl Isabella Hanson, South Burnett Showgirl Emma Franz, Qld Showgirl runner-up Olivia Harrison, Proston Miss Showgirl Chloe Scanlan and Proston Miss Junior Showgirl Trinity Parfitt with Cr Kathy Duff …  Cr Duff officially opened the show; the Duff family has had a long connection with the event and her nephew Mortimer Duff is currently Show Society president (Photo: Kathy Duff)
Shay Barron, from Kumbia, and Amity Campbell, from Kingaroy, were watching the action in the cattle ring
Proston Show Society secretary Helen Young and her grandson, Show Society treasurer Mitch l’Estrange
2023 Queensland Showgirl Isabella Hanson was a special guest
Michael and Michelle Hunter, from Nanango … it was the first show that their son Mitchell, from ‘Hunterway M’, had entered cattle exhibits; he came away with a string of places with his Brahman cattle
John Rutledge, from Wondai, with the Grand Champion poultry exhibit, a black Langshan pullet, and Chief Steward Les Robinson … 165 birds were exhibited in the poultry pavilion

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