Stampede of country music in Allora
A FEATURE of glorious spring time in Allora is country music at its best. Maggie Stokes hangs up her saddle and bridle on her horse stud Silver Spur at this time every year to present a week of country music at the Allora Showground, the Allora-Goomburra Country Music Stampede.
While the showground has been humming to the sound of country music since the event began on Monday, an amazing line-up of talent will entertain the big crowd expected at Allora this weekend.
This country music feast has evolved in to a tremendously popular annual event in the past six years, calling the Best Little Town on the Downs home after being previously hosted at Stanthorpe and Goomburra.
Allora Maggie's target is to help support Allora businesses with a large population of visiting country music enthusiasts and performers during the week: People venture to Allora from throughout Australia and camp for a week at the showgrounds.
Maggie has selected some of Australia's best entertainers for the stampede concerts.
The best local country music artists in the district will also entertain, the line-up of talent second to none.
After a great success last year, Lee Conway has honoured the stampede with another visit this year together with one of Australia's greats, Lucky Starr.
Also on the bill are Tamworth Golden Guitar winners Graham Rodger and Evelyn Bury, plus other great artists of renown. One of the best backing bands, The Wild Spurs, will also perform.
Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg will officially open the show at 2.30pm today.
Everyone is welcome and admission is priced reasonably.