Warwick Show set to wow crowds
SCREAMS on adrenaline-pumping rides, smashed-up cars and bucking bulls; it’s that time of year again for the annual Warwick Show.
Twelve-year-old Rebecca Gimm and 11-year-old Casey Bullard can’t wait for theaction to start today to get on their all-time favourite ride, the dodgem cars.
“I love coming to the show every year,” Rebecca said as they helped set up in the pavilion yesterday.
Show chairman John Wilson was prepared for the show today and was confident it would be another fantastic event.
“Everything is coming together well; I’m looking forward to it with anticipation,” Mr Wilson said.
“It is now all in place; it’s just a matter of the people coming through the gates.”
The judging started yesterday in the Douglas Feez Pavilion and around the grounds, with the exhibits in great condition showing the elite products in the region.
“If the standard is the same as we have seen so far it’s going to be a great show this year,” Mr Wilson said.
There will be plenty of action in the ring tonight, with the team penning kicking off the night entertainment for the first time from 5pm.
Warwick’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year Peter Stewart will open the show following the Aeroball Drop at 6.30pm for all the children under 12 to try and win a bike if they pick the lucky ball.
Mr Wilson said the fireworks display would be bigger and better than ever following the amusing CrackUP Sisters, who will perform aerobatics while cracking whips.
After a year’s break in 2009 the Rodeo will return tomorrow night with plenty of great riders from around the district from 6pm, and being run by rodeo chairman Terry Keogh.
“It will be a good night of entertainment for people to come and watch. Any rodeo is a great night out,” Mr Keogh said.
Show-goers are urged to venture around the grounds where there will be plenty of action every day including the exciting sideshow alley featuring attractions from adrenaline rushing-rides to something more passive for the children.
Mr Wilson cannot wait for the gates to open this morning at 6.30am where there is something for everyone to enjoy each day.
“Now it’s a matter of people coming in – let the fun begin,” Mr Wilson said.
Adults: $12 (14 years and over)
Child: $3 (between 5 and 13)
Children under 14 years old are free today only if accompanied by an adult