Stanthorpe expecting bumper show crowds
TODAY the gates open for the JJ Richards and Sons Stanthorpe Show - and the town is abuzz with excitement.
Stanthorpe Agricultural Society president Andy Williams said he hopes the show draws a large crowd.
"Good gate numbers would be healthy for us," he said.
"What we want is the community to come and celebrate the show and enjoy themselves."
Mr Williams said everything was coming along nicely thanks to the hard work of the many volunteers.
"There are a lot of volunteers behind the scenes that ensure everything happens as it is supposed to," he said.
Mr Williams said he was most looking forward to the Young Farmer's Challenge being held tonight.
"I understand that the showgirls are competing and it should be a very interesting event," he said.
Historically it rains in Stanthorpe on the show Friday but Mr Williams said he had a feeling the Granite Belt would stay dry this year.
"As long as there is no storm and it is just a shower or two it will be fine," he said.
"People are used to it raining on the Friday, but I am hoping it will be different this year."
Where: Stanthorpe Showgrounds
When: Today - events from 6.30am and tomorrow - events from 7am
Cost: Adults $10, pensioners $6 and children (17 years and under) $3