February 20, 2021
The Gulgong community has been buzzing with excitement since the Gulgong Show held on Saturday 20 February.
President Louise Butlin said, “We had the support of our community and beyond which I think was the secret to the success of our Show. Thank you to everyone for embracing our Covid plan, the community and our volunteers. Together we did the best we could, and everything ran well. We have been inundated with positive feedback during and since the Show which makes all the hard work by our great team worthwhile. With over 2,500 Show visitors it was definitely a record and the community feedback says it is the best Show we have hosted!”
The Beaut Ute, Car, Truck, Bike, Tractor and Machinery Show went gang busters. There were over 65 vehicles entered and over 100 on display. Rooster Andrews and his team worked hard to move the event to the policeman’s paddock and there is already talk of having it expand to the paddock next to that next year. Entrants travelled all the way from Wollongong to take part in the event.
People travelled from everywhere not just for the Beaut Show but all our sections. A lady messaged the Gulgong Show Facebook page saying she travelled from Tamworth for the rodeo and loved the Show, rodeo and the fireworks.
This year the Show Society used a new company who travelled over from Parkes, Inland Fire Works. Not only was the display one of the best our district has seen, but they had an old detonator box and allowed two of the Showgirls Hollie and Hayley to detonate them which was pretty exciting for the girls to be involved.
The entries in all the pavilions were through the roof – especially the kids’ logo and with the beautiful rain we have had lately the fruit and veg along with the horticulture. With the amazing flowers on display as soon as you walked into the pavilion a beautiful aroma hit you in the face.
Special mention to all the schools, Preschools up to the high school – they all helped in so many ways volunteering, participating in events and their outstanding artwork and entries. Their participation just demonstrates the Gulgong Show is in good hands. The Gulgong Show Society wish to thank the teachers and the student’s families for encouraging these great young people to get out in the community and to get involved.
The Junior Gulgong Show Members and Showgirls Emily Watt, Abigail Watt, Lani O’Connell, Hayley James, Anastasia Germon and Hollie Smith were busy supporting the Show Society Executive in their roles all day Show day. Some have been supporting the team all week. Louise Butlin President of the Gulgong Show Society said, “I’m proud of each and every one of these young people. They have stepped up and been true ambassadors for our Show movement and community.”
The live entertainment was brilliant thanks to the local musicians for entertaining the audience, Joel Cummins, Hari Gibbons, Darsharni and Tayvin Martins and the lovely ladies from De Ja Vu. The Eastend Bus Service rodeo ran like clockwork and was a credit to the team headed by Les Parnaby. It was great to have crowd favourite the wood chop demo. The team from the Mid West Axemen Association always put on a great show. The Fashions of the Show went well, with the Showgirl team running it this year, and was great fun.
The Gulgong Show Society would like to thank all their volunteers who without their help, dedication and support they would not have been able to pull off what has been quoted as the best Gulgong Show to date. The bar is high for next year so the team is looking forward to a rest and will regroup and do it all again next year.