HAVING A BALL: Leanne Plath and Brad Mills at the Centenary Show Ball.
HAVING A BALL: Leanne Plath and Brad Mills at the Centenary Show Ball. Contributed

Show's birthday bonanza

THIS year marks 100 years since the Wallumbilla Agricultural and Pastoral Association became involved in the Queensland show circuit.

To celebrate, Wallumbilla has gone all out to make it a memorable milestone.

Wallumbilla show president Mark Swan said the show and ball were a perfect way for the town to show its great community spirit.

"Some of the attractions we have this year include John and Mary Jewel with their Australian Living History, which includes a variety of pioneer farming implements.

"The Gill Bros will also be there with 10-12 rides, which is more than usual, and a sideshow alley opposite the bar and pavilion.”

Mr Swan said this year's poultry section was also expected to be very impressive, with more than 180 entries.

A reptile education safety group from RESTA will also have a display featuring snakes, crocodiles and an interactive computer presenting information on butterflies and fish.

The show starts on Friday morning with free entry to the main ring and its full schedule of horse events, and continues on Saturday.

There will also be working cattle dog displays, horse and cart rides, children's face painting, a chainsaw display and market stalls.

Live entertainment is being provided by Ian Jackson during the afternoon and Kev Smith throughout the night, with the Santos Fireworks spectacular set to go off about 8.30pm.

Wallumbilla began the 100-year show celebration last weekend with the Centenary Show Ball.

Mr Swan said about 120guests attended the Through The Ages themed ball, with band Ricochet providing the dancing tunes.

"It was a really wonderful night and Bec Sheerin and Carl Schultz were awarded belle and beau of the ball.”


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