Crowds flocked to successful Bulahdelah Show

Show Society President Gary Gooch, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and Show Society member John Smith.
Show Society President Gary Gooch, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and Show Society member John Smith.

 

THOUSANDS of people packed into Bulahdelah Showground last weekend to enjoy two huge days of non-stop action and entertainment.

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Showjumping, campdrafting and mower races dominated the ring and poultry, cattle and woodchopping provided plenty of entertainment around the grounds.

Animals and teddy bears were primped and preened for the pet competition and carnival rides kept the masses spinning for hours.

MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith officially opened the show and said the event “proudly showcased everything the area has to offer”.

“This is my first Bulahdelah Show and it definitely won’t be my last,” Cr Smith told News Of The Area.

“The committee and volunteers have worked very hard to put on a great event and the displays that I have seen have been magnificent.”

The pavilions were jammed-pack with cakes, produce, needlework and photography, topped off with an impressive display from the Bulahdelah Garden Club.

Eight-year old Beau Barris-Jones was the Most Successful Pavilion Exhibitor and Kerrie Turnbull was the winner of the most number of exhibits entered.

Show Society Secretary Bernadette Newton said there were many highlights during this year’s event.

“It has been a wonderful year,” she said.

“We have had a huge number of entries in the pavilions, the animal nursery had the most animals we have ever seen and the entertainment has been a highlight as usual.”

The IWA Wrestling Show, demolition derby and rodeo were some of the many events organised to keep the large crowds entertained.

During the official opening, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie and Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead acknowledged the efforts of the huge army of people who contributed to the event.

“All the exhibitors, all the competitors and the hard-working committee and volunteers have made this show a success,” Mr Bromhead said.

Bernadette told News Of The Area more than 150 volunteers contributed to running this year’s event.

“We couldn’t run the show without them,” she said.

“The town has been right behind us the entire time and the support from our sponsors has been wonderful.”

A spectacular fireworks display brought the two-day event to a close.

 

By Daniel SAHYOUN

 

Official Opening: Show Society President Gary Gooch.
Official Opening: Show Society President Gary Gooch.

 

MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith officially declares the show open.
MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith officially declares the show open.

 

Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, Rodney O'Regan OAM and Paul Plummer from the Manning/Great Lakes Light Horse Troop, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith and Show Society President Gary Gooch.
Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, Rodney O’Regan OAM and Paul Plummer from the Manning/Great Lakes Light Horse Troop, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith and Show Society President Gary Gooch.

 

John Smith, Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead, Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie and Arthur Poynting.
John Smith, Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead, Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie and Arthur Poynting.

 

Supreme Beef Exhibit: Grand Champion Junior Bull ‘Warrigal Major Kodak’ with Paul Relf from Warrigal Limousine Stud, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith and judge Dennis Griffis.
Supreme Beef Exhibit: Grand Champion Junior Bull ‘Warrigal Major Kodak’ with Paul Relf from Warrigal Limousine Stud, MidCoast Deputy Mayor Katheryn Smith and judge Dennis Griffis.

 

Reserve Beef Exhibit: Grand Champion Heifer ‘Warrigal Foxy Lady’, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, judge Dennis Griffis and Janelle Relf from Warrigal Limousin Stud.
Reserve Beef Exhibit: Grand Champion Heifer ‘Warrigal Foxy Lady’, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie, judge Dennis Griffis and Janelle Relf from Warrigal Limousin Stud.

 

Grand Champion Small Breeds Female: ‘Lilly of the Valley’ and three-week-old calf, Katherine and Lachlan Williams from Lach Lans Lowline Stud and Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead.
Grand Champion Small Breeds Female: ‘Lilly of the Valley’ and three-week-old calf, Katherine and Lachlan Williams from Lach Lans Lowline Stud and Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead.

 

Vet Arthur Poynting and cattle judge Dennis Griffis.
Vet Arthur Poynting and cattle judge Dennis Griffis.

 

Pet Show: Camran Bailey and Ruby Roberts.
Pet Show: Camran Bailey and Ruby Roberts.

 

Best in Pet Show: Lawson and Bowen Sharples with their kelpie Ripsy.
Best in Pet Show: Lawson and Bowen Sharples with their kelpie Ripsy.

 

Axel Case and Moose the Goat.
Axel Case and Moose the Goat.

 

Most Successful Pavilion Exhibitor: Eight-year-old Beau Barris-Jones.
Most Successful Pavilion Exhibitor: Eight-year-old Beau Barris-Jones.

 

Garden Club Display: Daphne Shultz and Fay Morgan with Dr David Gillespie.
Garden Club Display: Daphne Shultz and Fay Morgan with Dr David Gillespie.

 

Montana Johnston admires the junior photography exhibition.
Montana Johnston admires the junior photography exhibition.

 

Men’s Chocolate Cake Competition was won by John Stidolph.
Men’s Chocolate Cake Competition was won by John Stidolph.

 

The team from R&R Property.
The team from R&R Property.

 

Show Jumping in the main ring.
Show Jumping in the main ring.

 

Sue Saville and granddaughter Lana Pringle admire the pavilion displays.
Sue Saville and granddaughter Lana Pringle admire the pavilion displays.

 

Flower exhibition.
Flower exhibition.

 

Mower display.
Mower display.

 

Coby McDonald from Moto Hereford Stud.
Coby McDonald from Moto Hereford Stud.

 

Great Lakes FM broadcast live from the show.
Great Lakes FM broadcast live from the show.

 

Hands-on fun at the Animal Nursery.
Hands-on fun at the Animal Nursery.

 

Woodchop Competition.
Woodchop Competition.

 

Woodchop Competition.
Woodchop Competition.

 

Bulahdelah Pony Club ride in the Grand Parade.
Bulahdelah Pony Club ride in the Grand Parade.

 

Bulahdelah Pony Club member at the Official Opening.
Bulahdelah Pony Club member at the Official Opening.

 

IWA Show kept the crowds entertained.
IWA Show kept the crowds entertained.

 

International Wrestling Australia Show.
International Wrestling Australia Show.

 

The popular demolition derby.
The popular demolition derby.

 

The action-packed demolition derby.
The action-packed demolition derby.

 

Spectacular fireworks display brought the show to an end.
Spectacular fireworks display brought the show to an end.

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