Boonah show to bring back crowd favourites

James Geiger and Tommy Dunn compete in the woodchopping events at the Boonah Show last year.
James Geiger and Tommy Dunn compete in the woodchopping events at the Boonah Show last year.

THE Boonah Show will showcase the town’s sporting and creative lifestyle and bring back popular events for guests to enjoy in its 118th year in town.

The two-day program will be held on June 1 and 2 at the Boonah Showgrounds.

It will feature popular events, including demolition derby, pig races and the vintage tractors, vehicles and machinery display and parade.

Dog shows, prime cattle judging and auction and the Junior Young Farmer’s Challenge will be held on Friday.

Both days will feature harness and mini trotters racing, a wood chop demonstration, rides, the crack-up Sisters comedy circus and local school bands.

There will be market stalls, rides, tastings and agricultural produce made in the district, cattle, horses, poultry, goats and birds on display.

Children can enjoy a scarecrow trail, a petting zoo and the RSPCA Education Mobile Unit van to teach them about the responsibilities of being a pet owner.

Boonah Show Society secretary Beth Herns said the theme of showcasing their sports and creative lifestyle stemmed form 

“(We want) to give our local sporting clubs the opportunity to run demonstration or come and try sessions during the day on Saturday to promote their sport,” she said.

“Also, what better way can we recognise all the creative people in our community than giving them the opportunity to display their handiwork, craft, art, photography, cooking or gardening in our wonderful show.”

Ms Herns said it might be the 118th Boonah Show but the event would also mark 120th year since the society, held its first show in 1898 as the Dugandan Agricultural and Pastoral Association before their name changed.

“What is remarkable about this is that while many things have changed, and the Committee is always trying to introduce new things, the basic tradition of a good, old fashioned country show continues, and remains front and centre in all the planning,” she said.

Prices vary from $10 to $15 for adults and $7 to $10 for concession depending on the day with the option of a two-day pass for $22 for adults or $14 for concession.

Primary school children receive free entry.

For more information visit the Boonah Show Society website.