It’s show time!

SHOWTIME is here again and entry is free for everyone.

So dust off those boots and get on down to Murwillumbah Showground to see a spectacular line-up of events.

Starting Friday there are all the pavilions and displays to check out, along with all the fun and excitement of sideshow alley.

Then on Friday night from 6.30pm (DST) there is the rodeo with a Bull and Bronc Ride Spectacular, which is sure to get a crowd.

The Heritage area will host bands on Friday and Saturday night.

Pavilion co-ordinator Robyn Ross said there would be 10 competitive sections to view including: farm produce, fruit and vegetable, cooking, preserves, fine arts, craftwork, needlework, horticulture, home brew and photography.

The excitement continues on Saturday with the grand parade at 2pm (DST) followed by the official opening of the 2009 Murwillumbah Show by Richmond MP Justine Elliot. Check out the showjumping and other ring events as well as the reptile display, animal nursery, dog show, wood-chopping and much more.

Then get ready for the Ute and Bike Show that celebrates utes and sustainable transport. Murwillumbah Ute and Pushbike Show will be a carbon- neutral event – and has invited the best utes from south-east Queensland and northern NSW as they search for the most-fuel-efficient and sustainable ute in the area.

This will be a show with a difference, and organisers are calling on anyone with utes, electric, hydrogen, bio fuels, mini truck, work, 4x4, town and country, street and feral to bring it along.

Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat in true traditional style of the agri- cultural shows of yesteryear in Banner Hall.

Here you will be pleased to see all the country fare of corned beef, leg ham, traditional salads with dessert of home made plum pudding, fruit salad and custard, ice cream and cream.

All served up by volunteers, many of whom have assisted for more than 20 years.

Entry to the show is free thanks to the support of major sponsors, but a gold coin donation would be very much appreciated.

For more details check the website

Show program:


9.00am Dog show - Judging in dog arena.

10.00am Sideshow alley - Thrilling rides for all ages.

10.30am Commercial Beef Cattle Judging - Competing for Beck family supreme champion beast of show.

10.30am Campbells Animal Nursery, near main pavilion, next to poultry exhibit. Operates all day.

6.30pm  Bull and Bronc Ride Spectacular sponsored by Southern Cross Credit Union

Friday night: The Lindsay Waddington Band


8am. Championship Showjumping.

8.30am. Led breed classes. Judging commences in 6 rings - featuring Riding Pony & Australian Saddle Pony.

10.00am till 2.00pm Woodchops: Axemen compete for prizes and trophies in the Reedy Creek Quarries Woodchop.

10.30am. Ridden Hack Classes for horses over 15H.

12 noon Ute & Bike Muster- sponsored by Auto One Celebrating sustainable transport - judging from 3pm

1.00 pm. Ridden Galloway Hack classes for horses over 14H & not exceeding 15H.

1.30pm. Judging of Supreme Led Stallion, Mare & Gelding of the show.

2.00pm. Grand Parade and Official Opening.

2.30pm. Woodchop Final - Sponsored by Reedy Creek Quarries

2.45pm. A & B Grade Grand Prix Showjumping

3.00pm. Judging recommences in 4 rings for Ridden Horses.

. Ute & Push Bike Show Celebrate utes and sustainable transport

. Supreme Hack of the Show

6.00pm. Start of the Six Bar Showjumping featuring top class riders.

8.30pm. Show Finale - Spectacular fireworks presented by the Showmen’s Guild of Australasia.

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