2019 Wauchope Show will be bigger and better this year

EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING: Wauchope Show Society president Neil Coombes and this year's Showgirl, Madeline Dobson at the Showground.
EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING: Wauchope Show Society president Neil Coombes and this year's Showgirl, Madeline Dobson at the Showground.

This year's Wauchope Show, on Friday April 26, and Saturday April 27, will be bigger and better than ever, with entertainment on both nights at the Showground.

It features horse events, cattle, goat and poultry judging, the woodchop, Showgirl comp, pavilion, trade and food stalls, animal nursery, amusement rides, monster trucks, roly poly cars, fireworks and more.

President Neil Coombes said it's great to have the main entertainment on both nights, and he's sure that will be a crowd-pleaser. He says interest is building among entries to the show sections, and that goes on right up until Show day.

"It's looking good for the dry weather we have had, and we want as many people as possible to come and enjoy the Royal of the North. We've made improvements to the Showground, and we always get visitors from near and far, so we get better every year," said Neil.

Wauchope showgirl Madeline Dobson said she's really proud that a great group of girls will be taking part in the junior and senior showgirl competition.

"I have loved my year, and the competition has changed. It's a rural advocacy program, and a leadership role which has developed over the past few years, with exciting opportunities. I am staying on as part of the showgirl committee to push the girls towards bigger and better things. It's very exciting," said Madeline.

Here's your guide to what's on over the two days of the show:

FRIDAY APRIL 26:

  • 8am: Horse events begin, main ring
  • 9am: Dairy cattle judging begins, cattle lawns
  • 9am: Pavilion, trade and food stalls open
  • 10am: Animal nursery and amusement rides open
  • 1.30pm: Parade of dairy cattle and horses, main ring
  • 3pm: Bar opens
  • 3.30pm: Campdraft, followed by Petstock Port Macquarie Dog High Jump
  • 4.30pm: Animal nursery closes

Evening entertainment includes gumboot throwing, hobby horse races, parade featuring Hastings District Pipe Band and Wauchope Physical Culture Club, followed by Monster Truck, Roly Poly cars and Fireworks and Light Spectacular.

SATURDAY APRIL 27:

  • 8am: Horse events begin, main ring
  • 8am: Beef cattle judging begins, cattle lawns
  • 9am: Poultry judging begins, Harley Cooke pavilion
  • 9am: Pavilion, trade and food stalls open
  • 10am: Animal nursery and amusement rides open
  • 10am: Dairy goat judging begins, goat lawns
  • 11am: Boral Timbers woodchop begins
  • 12 noon: Bar opens
  • 2pm: Underhand woodchop final, main ring
  • 2.30pm: Grand parade and official opening, including announcements of Supreme Hack of Show, Showgirl and Ag Show Trail winners
  • 4.30pm: Animal nursery closes

Evening entertainment includes parade featuring Hastings District Pipe Band and Wauchope Physical Culture Club, six-bar showjumping, Monster Truck, Roly Poly cars and Fireworks and Light Spectacular, a fire safety demonstration, and a demolition derby.

ADMISSION:

Adult $15, aged pensioner $10, child (5-under 16) $5, under 5 free.

Group (2 adults & up to 3 children) $35

2 day pass (2 adults & up to 3 children) $50, pre-sold at office only until April 24.

Gates open at 8am.

The 109th Wauchope Show is proudly supported by:

  • Holiday Coast Credit Union
  • Boral Timber
  • Hastings Co-op
  • Hamiltons Rural Contracting
  • Hy-Tec
  • Pet Stock animal supplies
  • Wauchope RSL Club
  • Bago Auto Dismantlers
  • Wauchope Real Estate
  • Toyworld
  • Inland 4WD & Tractors
  • Long Flat Traveller's Rest
  • Critch Engineering
  • A big thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary

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