News

Bloopers you don't see

After a freak gust of wind upturned Arab’s can knock-em game in sideshow alley he was cautious not to let it happen again.
After a freak gust of wind upturned Arab’s can knock-em game in sideshow alley he was cautious not to let it happen again. Linden Morris

JUST as the production of every comedy movie or show produces a bloopers reel for the credits or DVD extras, so does the three-day event that is the Warwick Show.

It is behind the scenes and before the gates open to the public that this mass production experiences its own little hiccups.

Take one: Heather Hibbitt was two hours late in delivering her painting competition entry.

"I had rushed to get my entry form in on time and then it took me a while to decide what to actually enter," Mrs Hibbitt said.

"As the deadline loomed I realised a portrait of my son David was the obvious choice.

"It was 10am on the day entries were due when I realised I wasn't going to get it finished so I rang the ladies to apologise but they gave me until 1pm.

"Then at 12.40pm I was still splashing paint on the canvas like Jackson Pollock before drying it with my hairdryer.

"I was gobsmacked to find out it had won the portraits section and it is nice to know others think it is good too."

Take two: 2012 Showgirl entrant Sarah Peterson posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday night and said a baking incident had left her with a tasty treat.

"I made an amazing gingerbread for the show using nana's recipe, then I pulled it out of the oven and it sinks ..."

"As a result I'm having another try after work and have one slightly defective but delicious gingerbread that's no longer needed."

Take three: It is not often that you see a carnie almost knocked down by his game but yesterday it almost happened.

A freak gust of wind had can knock-em operator Arab jumping out of his skin as stands of soft toys were sent hurtling his way.

"After 50 years you don't expect to see something like that happen," said showman Rodney Sorlie.

Take four: First-time needlework and handcraft steward Barbara Cutmore said entry collection produced one of her blooper moments.

"We had already extended the collection date and the night before I was due to set up I had one entrant asking if it was too late but I had to politely say sorry and to keep it for next year," she said.

Topics:  warwick show




Southern Downs council calls on locals for bridge names

BRIDGING THE GAP: Southern Downs councillors are calling on locals to help name four new bridges in the region.

Southern Downs councillors calls for community help to name bridges

Bikie Laws: MP compares bikie logos to burqas

Outlaw motorcycle gang colours and logos would be outlawed under the proposed changes.

"Are you going to become the fashion police?"

More Warwick drivers busted

Police officers conducting a random breath test operation.

Drivers on the wrong side of the law.

Latest deals and offers

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Australian Survivor's Peter: I'm no quitter

Australian Survivor contestant Peter Fiegehen.

ILLNESS forces castaway's early exit from Samoa.

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m