SHOW TIME: Joelee Sullivan, Steph Richardson and Leah Thomas.
SHOW TIME: Joelee Sullivan, Steph Richardson and Leah Thomas. Molly Hancock

105 years of show thrills

CHARLEVILLE has wrapped up another successful show with all the thrills, excitement and agricultural aspects the community expects.

This year the show society celebrated 105 years and was lucky enough to provide free entry again for show patrons through the Queensland Government's lift community spirits in time of drought initiative.

Charleville Show Society president Madonna Maris said, despite the free entry, attendance to the show was down.

"This year's show went well and was a lot cooler than last year, but numbers were down in attendance and we expected that because of the economic climate,” she said.

"The sideshow was definitely bigger and was a big draw card for the youth in town. However the ring events were down a bit and we had no cattle this year.”

Despite events being down with numbers, the pavilion and poultry section had some promising numbers.

"Most of the entries in the pavilion were on par as last year's, with a few sections up. Cooking is always increasing and the flowers were popular and the cheesecakes were also up with about 12 entries.

"The chook cages were all filled and they always had people in (viewing).”

This year was also a first time for the Friday night fashion parade hosted by Charlotte's Nest.

Charlotte's Nest owner Courtney Bylett said it was good way to begin the show festivities and showcase what her store had to offer for the cooler months ahead.

"All of the chairs were full and the grandstand and it was a standing room only, so I was pretty happy with it all,” Ms Bylett said.

"We wanted to hold something a bit different and hopefully we can make it bigger and better next year.”

Entertainment for this year's show was provided by Walter's Whip who performed multiple times over the weekend and show goers were treated to an impressive display of fireworks on Friday evening.

"All in all we were satisfied with how this year's show played out and look forward to next year's festivities,” Ms Maris said.

Check out all the fun from the Charleville Show below.


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