Fun for all as Clifton shows off
THE Clifton Show is back this weekend and is promising to be bigger and better than ever.
The show will bring a range of livestock judging and horse events, championship dog show, trade displays and other stalls, pavilion exhibits, pet parade and more over three big days.
There's also the school competition, Battle of the Brains to look forward to, not to mention showbags and rides in sideshow alley and plenty of entertainment across the weekend.
Clifton Show Society secretary Adele Saville said, after a successful whipcracking demonstration on Sunday, all hands were on deck to prepare for the show.
She said there would be plenty for patrons to enjoy at the show.
"Despite the heat and everything we had a really good day for the whips," Mrs Saville said.
"On Friday, we've got the prime cattle and lamb judging and sale, and the All Breeds Stud Heifer Show that night - all of them are well attended usually.
"We're having the same pavilion exhibitions as usual but we realise the hot weather and drought situation may have a bearing on the number of entries in livestock judging and exhibits like the farm produce and flowers but we're staying positive.
"On Saturday, we'll have the stud sheep and cattle and angoras, as well as our local horse events, and the return of the horse carriage events which we had some years ago.
"And then Sunday we have our all breeds horse events."
The pavilion judging will start from 1pm on Friday and will be open to the public from 9am on both Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs Saville said there was plenty of great entertainment to look forward to outside the arena as well.
"We have Frank Green coming along with his big bull Monty that he entertains with," she said.
"There's the cross cut saw competition and tug of war which are always fun, and the Eljay Bikes motorbike stunt riders entertaining as well.
"We've got plenty of rides for kids in sideshow alley, and a lot of the old favourite food stalls are back, like the hot potatoes, dagwood dogs, fairy floss and of course lots of cold drinks.
"We have the Fred Brophy Boxing Tent on Friday and Saturday which is the last traditional tent boxing troupe."
Locals game to take on the challenge can take part in the boxing tent performances, with a $15 admission fee for all spectators.
Judging of the ute show will start at noon on Saturday, with entry for $10 to the first event, and $5 for each event thereafter.
Andrew Kucks Music and the Range Band will play long into the night, pausing only for the fireworks display on Saturday night.
"People may still be hiding out from the heat this weekend but we're hoping they'll support us somewhere along the way and come to see what we have on offer," Mrs Saville said.
This year's Clifton Showgirl is Nicarla Saville. Keep an eye out to meet her and other entrants around the showgrounds.
Clifton Show Society advises patrons there is no ATM on site, and to seek an alternative route as Heifer Creek will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, follow Clifton Show Society Facebook page or www.cliftonshowsociety.com.
Phone the show office on 46973472 or Adele on 0409809498.