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Excitement, not just for children at Dayboro Country Show
This year marks sixty-one years of the Dayboro Show with dates set down for Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July. I love country shows and have many fond memories of accompanying my Dad to Eidsvold and Maryborough shows. There is a different atmosphere at a country venue.
Aerial view of Dayboro Show Grounds (photo courtesy of Dayboro Show Website)
The history behind the Dayboro Show starts with the Dayboro War Memorial Committee who wished to purchase a piece of land to be used as a sports ground. As funds were hard to raise, it was suggested that a Dayboro Show could be held to provide the necessary funds for the grounds. This proved a great success as a thousand people attended the first show on 13th October 1956.
A jam packed agenda is set for both Saturday and Sunday with events such as Farm Animal Display, Donkey & Mule Show, Reptile Awareness Display, Train Rides, Puppet Shot for the children, along with Helicopter Rides, Chainsaw Racing Demos, Gold Panning, Camp cooking demos, Horse jumping, licenced bar and live music from Memphis Moovers Roving Duo, Hanna Bryant during the day.
On Saturday night people will be entertained by live band B-Rocked from 5.45pm until late and Fireworks at 6.30pm. Also on Saturday at 5.00pm The Rooftop Express will be showcasing their spectacular horsemanship in an arena of sensational and unforgettable World first stunts and true blue Aussie comedy, which will have the whole family asking for more.
Band - B-Rocked (Photo courtesy of Dayboro Show Website)
Events may differ on either day, but you can check on the website for further information. No show would be complete withoutSide Show Alley and Showbags. Even at my age I like to wander through the Showbag Aisle and take something interesting home.
For those who love looking at the inside displays, there will be a great showing of cookery, arts, crafts, fruit & vegetables, needlework, photography, horticulture and Apiculture (Bee Keeping). The outside events include Poultry, Penning, Woodchop and my favourite, the Dog Show. You may like to take a tray of six eggs from any bantam to large and enter them into an egg competition for just fifty cents. Eggs must be the same size and variety to enter the competition.
Only 50 cents to enter in the egg competition (Photo courtesy of Dayboro Show Website)
With approximately fifty Trade and Exhibitors and over one hundred and fifty Sponsors, the Dayboro Show is one I don't think too many will want to miss. All Stall Holder information and Rules & Regulations can be located on their website. If you wish to talk to someone, you can ring 07 34251156 and leave a message or send an email to the Show Committee.
Prices for entry are $12.00 for Adults, Pensioners and High School $10.00, Primary School $5.00 and Children under five years are free. A family package of two adults and three or more children is $35.00. There are packages for two-day entry and these can also be found on the website.