Bumper 105th show ready to roll
THE Murwillumbah Showgrounds will be the centre of attention over the next two days as the annual Tweed River Agricultural Society show gets under way today.
Celebrating 105 years this year, the Murwillumbah Show continues a proud traditional of rural agricultural shows across the country.
It is a time when the community comes together to celebrate the year in a carnival atmosphere unique to regional Australia.
With the grounds in top condition, the Murwillumbah Show has been heralded as one of the best on the North Coast, catering for all members of the family.
From livestock and animal exhibits, to showrings competitions, displays, workshops and plenty of entertainment, the Murwillumbah Show continues to attract a high standard of entries in many different sections.
Side shows, showbags, trade stands and stalls and plenty of action both in and out of the ring will keep patrons amused.
Today, the show starts with a hearty breakfast for early risers.
From 9am, the main pavilion will be open with local arts and crafts on display, entries in everything from pickles to home brewing will be on display and trade exhibits will also be open.
Also from 9am, heritage displays including sheep shearing, cow milking, damper making, horse shoeing and vintage machinery will be held throughout the day.These are particular favourites with the hundreds of school children who usually attend the show today.
Sideshow Alley bursts into life from 10am and will continue into the night.Country radio station 101.3 will be broadcasting live from the Branding Rail and Banner Hall area.
Cattle judging commences from 10.30am while in the ring showjumping starts at 7.30am followed by the various horse classes.
At 2.30pm, the Holden Stormrider Utes put on a precision driving display and will return again at 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
At 4.30pm, there will be the prim-ary schools relay followed by the high schools relay, at 6pm, the stockman's challenge to be followed by sporting horse vents including barrel racing, flag and bends races.
Following the last Holden utes performance, there will be the Showman's Guild Fireworks display after 8.30pm.
The Daily News will be running a list of highlights for tomorrow in tomorrow's edition.