Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

A now popular highlight of the Armidale Show, the Armidale Ute Show is back again for 2024.

This year it will be held on March 2nd, the Saturday of the Show weekend at the Armidale Showgrounds and, as always, promises to deliver plenty of fine looking utes, with and without flags, lights, bullbars, and aerials.

Adam Tadman, part of the organising committee for 2024, tells us that the Ute Show has been running since 2015 and they’re expecting plenty of entries.

“The Ute Show usually attracts around 30-50 utes across all categories,” he said.

Entries for the show are open right up until 12pm on the day of the show and the available categories this year include Feral, Street, Chicks, Holden, Ford, 4WD, BNS Bandit. BNS Wannabe and Other. There will also be sub-categories of tourer, most flags, and the best light display.

The Show will also feature the crowd favourite grass events of barrel racing, and the four-, six-, and eight-cylinder “bark off”.

Ute lovers of all ages are welcome to enter, or just to come and enjoy the show. Once the judging wraps up at around 3pm, entrants will fire up their vehicles for a grand parade, and the grass events will take place from 7.30pm.

The gate fee of $10 covers entry into the first category of your choice. Any other passengers in your vehicle are also charged $10 per person. Subsequent category entries for vehicles are charged at $5 each for the main categories, $2 for the subcategories and $10 for entry into the grass events.

The Armidale Ute Show organisers will also have a range of merchandise available for purchase this year, including flags and bar mats. Presale for merchandise has already begun on their Facebook page, with a presale discount being offered for purchases made prior to show day.

To learn more about the Armidale Ute Show, or to ask any questions about entry, visit their Facebook page.

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