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bangalowshow-headerFriday 15th & Saturday 16th November 2013

Gate Entry
$10 Adults, $5 Pensioners & High School Students, Children 12 years & under Free


Donna-Jenner-&-Michelle-Dawson-Tart-of-the-ShowSHOW THEME & PAVILION

The ocean is downstream of everything, so all our actions, no matter where we live, will have a direct impact on the ocean. ‘Of Sand and Sea’ is the title of this year’s pavilion show theme and there will be exhibits ranging from sardine tin dioramas, marine garments made from recycled materials and literally hanging from the rafters there will be mutant fish, jellyfish and other wonderful sea creatures. The possibilities are as vast as the ocean itself… a horticultural challenge to make a floral arrangement from flotsam and jetsam! The Pavilion is open to the public from midday Friday and all day Saturday.

Much of the fruit ‘n’ veg, preserves, horticulture and baking will be donated by the exhibitors for the Charity Auction in the main ring on Saturday afternoon.


fence-spectatorsThe show gets an early kick off with the working dogs going through their paces from 6.30am in the main ring before the judging of the horses and dairy cattle.

The pavilion opens at 7am for the entry of fresh flowers and baked exhibits, joining the already vast array of arts and crafts.

From 4 o’clock in the afternoon the cattle gently move aside for the pet parade. All family pets (apart from spiders and insects), are welcome and entry is free. Friendliest Pet, Pet with Best Smile, Rodent of the Show… there is something for all shapes and sizes.


The smell of bacon at the Lions Breakfast during the Open Camp Draft Heats start the day off around 6.30 and it doesn’t slow down all day!

The Poets’ Breakfast makes way for that cheesy event ‘Tart of the Show’. This year the challenge is to make a cheesecake featuring fruit… on offer are three beautiful rosettes.

Entries for the Junior Showgirl and Show Boy occur at the marquee beside the Moller Pavilion at 11.30, about the same time that Celia Morgan and Michelle Dawson, in their role of judges in the Filly of the Field, begin prowling the grounds in search of the most stylish cowboys and fashionistas.


From 2pm Friday, following the Grand Parade of Champions, local identity Dr Graham Truswell will officially open the show.

Four long-standing members of the Show Society will be awarded Life Membership in honour of their dedicated service over many years to the show – Mrs Cynthia James, Mrs Dorothy Gill, Mrs Jan Shultz and Mr Greg Plummer.

Karlyn Major has been a wonderful representative of the district over the past year as our 2012 Bangalow Showgirl, and will hand over the title with the announcement of our 2013 Showgirl during the opening ceremonies.


Sideshow Alley will be up and running throughout the entire show. Added to this will be racing pigs, racing ducks, roaming magicians, baby animal zoo, kidz klub face painting, reptile shows, a photo booth for new show day memories and the Scritch Scratch Travelling Flea Circus. Juanita the World Famous Flea Whisperer has gathered the most talented fleas from all over the world to perform incredible flea feats.


IMG_1963aAll the favourite Saturday afternoon events return to the main ring… Ride-On Mower Racing, Shopping Relay, Belt Buckle and Boot Cup and of course the world famous Stockman Ironman Event. Added to this will be the Dead-Eye Dick Challenge, an event for four in an It’s A Knockout format that will involve a bit of skill, a bit of luck and a lot of fun.

Fireworks will close the 114th show at 8.30pm.

During the Bangalow Show the showgrounds are an alcohol-free zone, apart from the area between the Moller Pavilion and Lions Club Bar and Barbecue.

For further information phone the Show Office: 6687 1033.

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