Great entertainment, the popular traditional events and more showbags, sweet treats and rides then you can poke a stick at are sure to make the 88th Emerald Show taking place on Tuesday June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 a winner for all.
Emerald Show Society entertainment coordinator Samantha Elsden said she’s confident this year’s event will provide plenty of fun for the entire family.
“We had heavy rain during last year’s event but people still turned up in droves, it has always been a very well supported annual event,” Mrs Elsden said.
“Our show is solely run by volunteers, which the community appreciates and really gets behind,” she said.
One of the big drawcard events for this year’s show will be the Rooftop Express, Heroes of the Outback horse show. With it's Australiana comedy, awe-inspiring horsemanship and thrilling stunts, it makes it one for the entire family.
Sure to keep show visitors in stitches will be the always popular Crackup Sisters who’ll bring to the stage their mixed-bag of comedy, whipcracking and acrobatics and tell the stories of the Australian country and it’s larrikin characters.
“We also have a mystery big name children's entertainment coming which we’ll be unveiling on June 1.”
The popular Central Highlands Cotton Growers Association Picker Pull competition will be returning, with Mens and Mixed teams set to compete by pulling a 13-tonne cotton picker over a distance of 20 metres in the fastest time possible.
“There will be $5000 up for grabs donated by local agricultural businesses. It always draws a lot of local teams as they do the pull in support of local clubs and charities.”
She said a new event on the slate this year is the dog jumping competition.
“If you have a dog who’s a good high jumper, bring him along, we’ll have a space for them to attempt to leap over a bar fixed to the back of a ute which will be gradually raised until only one dog remains to bask in the prizes and respect of the crowd.”
The show proceedings on the Tuesday night will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza from 8.30pm.
All these events in addition to the stud cattle (including a feature Brangus Show), horse sports, bakery, handicraft, fresh produce and other traditional competitions means visitors to the 2017 Emerald Show will receive great value and entertainment for their money.
Tickets prices are $15 per day for adults, $10 for High School Students and Concession Card Holders, and those of Primary School age or younger enter for free, all with free parking to boot.