Woodcutting at the Charleville show.
Woodcutting at the Charleville show. Andrew Messenger

Your handy guide to the Charleville Show

IT'S SHOWTIME in Charleville, which means every man and his dog, sheep, horse, cow, and chicken will make their way to town.

There is something for everyone at this year's show, and for some, the festivities have already started.


Dressage is up and running from 8am in the ring, while over in the pavilion, collection for entires in all sections will be under way from 8.30am.

As the afternoon moves on, the show's novelty events will begin at 3pm.


Sheep dog trials begin bright and early at 7am.

Hack and galloways start at 8am, and then riders will move on the horse jumping events at 9am.

Little Miss and Little Master of the show will be judged at 9.30 am, and then cheesecake tasting will be in full swing from 10am, followed by the fit and fashion parade, and the QCWA cooking demonstration, both at 10.30am.

Outside, ute muster judging begins at 10.30am, ahead of the grand parade, which will step off at 12pm.

From 1.30pm, the rooftop express show will be sure to thrill, but stop by another QCWA cooking demonstration afterwards, starting at 2.30pm.

Take a breather before coming back at 5pm for Courtney's fashion parade at the main bar, just before the six bar show jumping trots on at 6pm in the ring.

At 7pm, the rooftop express show returns for another show stopping spectacle, and then stick around for the fireworks at 8.15pm.

Afterwards, DJ Dylan will be entertaining the masses from 9pm until late.


Come one, come all, for the last day of the show, be there for the the dog trials, which start at 7am.

Led and working horses are next out of the gate at 8am, and then the pet parade will begin their march at 8.30am.

At 9am, cheer on the young riders of the beginner ring and the skilled riders of the division J jumping events.

Horses are the order of the day, with the most skilled horsemen trying their hand at the stock horse challenge from 12pm.

5pm will mark time to head inside, for the pavilion auction is not to be missed, and nor is the rodeo, which starts at 6pm.

Once the cowboys are done and dusted, DJ Curley will be playing tunes until late.

A comprehensive guide to the Charleville show can be found online at experiencecharleville.com.au

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