A spectacular Show

The weekend's Narrabri Show had it all

CROWNING GLORY: Elliot Blackman, fourth from left, and April Squire, fifth from left, were named Junior and Senior Showgirl respectively at the Narrabri Show on Friday night. Pictured with them are Georgia Hardman, Chelsea Hancock (both Junior), Carla-Jane Lennox (second runner-up Senior and Showgirls’ Choice award), Annabelle Gordon (Junior runner-up), Allison Bell (Senior runner-up), Emily Redman and Timeka Thompson (both Junior).

Lots for the crowd to do and see - check.

Lots of exhibits and exhibitors - check.

Lots of spectators - check.

By all measures the 2018 Narrabri Show, which ran from Friday to Sunday, would have to be rated a success.

From Friday morning, when lots of primary school and younger children came through the gates, to a bumper rodeo that night - preceded by the official Show opening, awarding of two life memberships (see page 2) and crowning of the Junior and Senior Showgirls (see page 4) - through to Saturday’s entertainment extravaganza, with camel racing, motorbike stunts, whip cracking and much more, and Sunday’s campdraft and dressage (the former extending to about 7.30pm), there was no let up in the action.

Throw in a bumper sideshow alley - one count had the number of rides at just two below the Royal Easter Show - and there was no excuse not to be entertained.

Narrabri Show Society president Cheryl Pawley agreed.

“It was entertainment plus, plus,” she said. “The program just rolled and one thing happened after another.

“If people weren’t entertained, they were hard to please.”