Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

The Gunnedah Show is back, bigger than ever and on this Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April. Now in its 136th year, the much-loved local event promises a weekend of everything attendees know and love as well as a few quirky and fun newcomers to an already packed schedule.

The Gunnedah Show Society, which is run entirely by volunteers, has been working frantically on final arrangements from the show, with multiple media releases still coming through regarding programming of events.

For animal lovers, all the usual AgShow elements will be present, including horse showing, poultry judging, trotting, show jumping, cattle showing and working dog trials. The Show Society did make an announcement yesterday however, that unfortunately the sheep and lamb section would not be going ahead this year.

Despite some hiccups surrounding a potential rodeo cancellation last week, the Show Society has confirmed that, although no longer being facilitated by the original organisers, the crowd favourite event will now go ahead. It will now move to the Saturday evening instead of the Friday as originally planned.

If you’re wanting to compete at something but don’t have your own animal to bring along, you can always put your hand up to have a crack at camel racing, or even dinosaur suit racing!

For those looking for something with four wheels instead of four legs, there will be the annual ute muster from 12pm on Saturday the 13th.

Griffiths Pavilion will be open on Friday and Saturday and will house some fantastic displays including the children’s literature and art, cooking and preserves, cake decorating, needlework, horticulture, produce, crafts and the CWA’s exhibit.

Sideshow alley promises a challenge that is not for the fainthearted with the new Triple XL and Speed 2 rides. But, for those looking for something a little less stomach churning there will be some more sedate options including dodgem cars, the Go Gator rollercoaster and a variety of kids rides.

Tickets are available at the gate on the day, or you can join as a member of the Gunnedah Show Society and purchase a discounted ticket that allows entry to all three days of the show. Discounted member tickets must be purchased before Friday and can still be bought online via the Gunnedah Show Society’s website.

For more information, or any last-minute changes, visit the Society’s Facebook page.

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