January is almost over, which means the annual Tenterfield Show is nearly here.
Boasting the best of the local community, from livestock competitions to arts and crafts exhibitions, whip cracking, fireworks, chainsaws, and more, there is sure to be entertainment for everyone.
“We will be kicking off Friday morning, 26th January, with the New England sheep competition, followed by Australia Day awards happening in the showground from 9am and going through to Saturday night 27th January.” said Kim Rhodes, Secretary Tenterfield Show Society.
On top of adding the Australia Day Awards there are a few new additions to this year’s schedule.
“This year we also have miniature sheep and goats, and they are getting a lot of attention.” said Kim.
“And we also have Arrajay Downs, a local miniature farm coming with an animal nursery farm for the kids Friday and Saturday and we have whip cracking workshops,”
“As an agricultural show we try and have a mix of everything for everyone and our farmers.”
However, the main events will continue to be the crowd pleasers at the show, and there will be plenty of local talent eager to perform.
“The NRA Rodeo remains our biggest event of the show, but there is also the demolition derby, the motorbike show, and all of the nighttime events will draw bring people out to enjoy the show.” said Kim.
“In the NRA rodeo we have a couple of local girls who go in the barrel race and a few young cowboys who will compete on Saturday night.”
So, if you are looking for something to do this Australia day long weekend head to Tenterfield for the first of our regional country shows.
“We have free entry on the Friday up until 4pm and then $10 for adults after that and $10 for adults on the Saturday.” said Kim.
“If you want to purchase a members ticket it is $16 and that will also get you into the Stanthorpe Show, so both days for the Tenterfield Show and entry into the Stanthorpe show for $16.”
“If people want to buy ride tickets the office will be open everyday from now leading up to the show, so they can stop in and buy them or the members tickets.”
And if you find yourself free that weekend, Tenterfield Show Society is calling for more volunteers to come forward and share the load.
“The show is for the community; it’s run by the community and we are still searching for volunteers to help out on gates and in our BBQ area.” said Kim.
“If you want to volunteer, please contact me at the office and we will find a slot for you.”
For more information, please call 0448 673 373 or email email@example.com.
Members Tickets $16 an adult and $6 a child (13 to 16 years), includes free entry to Stanthorpe Show 2nd to 4th February.
Regular Tickets– from 4pm Friday and 7am Saturday
$10 an adult and $6 concession and juniors
$30 family pass (2 adults,2 children)