Murwillumbah Show a success
SEQUINNED pig races and dog and duck shows were some of the weird and wonderful crowd-pleasers at last weekend’s Murwillumbah Show.
The 109th annual show, run by the Tweed River Agricultural Society, was very successful, secretary Liz Chauvier said.
“We were very lucky with the weather, we just had a couple of light showers but we had plenty of shelter,” she said.
“There were great crowds both nights and the rodeo was very well attended.
“As usual we had really top class show-jumping, which went until about 9.30pm.”
Mrs Chauvier said there were record horse entries and all their stables were full.
“A lot of competitors here had not ridden on green grass for years; they said it was a real treat.
“The show-jumping was followed by the fireworks; they were just spectacular.
“There were big crowds around the pig racing also, with each pig wearing a different coloured sequin jacket. And the dog and duck show was really popular.”
Other favourites, Mrs Chauvier said, were the wood-chop, sideshow alley and the inaugural ute and pushbike muster.
“This was our first ute and pushbike show and we’re looking at continuing it,” she said.
“I think it’s something very worthwhile.
“Co-ordinator Cav has worked out the carbon footprint left by the ute show and there will be a donation made to Greening Australia to offset that event.”
Due to the show having free entry organisers cannot count the number of visitors, Mrs Chauvier said.
“We were really pleased, the grandstands were full.
“We were very happy the way people supported us with donations, even though they didn’t have to.”
Mrs Chauvier said the show’s success could not have been possible without the dedication of their workers.
“The volunteers we had worked so hard, they’re out here this morning (Sunday) cleaning up.
“They’ve given 110 per cent and really gone above and beyond.”