Last weekend the Walgett Show Society hosted the 2017 Miss Showgirl Zone finals and Tanisha Daniels represented the Walcha Show Society.
Only two girls from the 15 zones represented were selected to compete in the finals in Sydney and unfortunately Tanisha missed out, but had a great experience and did her parents, Peter and Karen Reid, and the Walcha community proud.
This year the Walcha Show will offer two action packed days filled with entertainment, events and agricultural displays on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18.
Friday features a large horse ring program and showjumping as well as one of the best wool exhibits around, a full stud merino extravaganza and the live lamb competition. Friday also includes the junior cattle judging at 1pm followed by the junior heifer show. In the evening, the World’s Strongest Disabled Woman, Vickie Farrow, who now lives in Walcha who will attempt to pull a 4x4 ute full of wood. This will be held in front of the bar area before Joe Oppenheimer fronts a four-piece band.
In conjunction the dog jumping will be on, a spectacle not to be missed. The action will culminate in the evening with a fireworks display.
The pavilions and displays are a constant reminder of our vast local talent. From the jams and jellies, art and photography, the very popular cooking section, farm produce, horticulture, needlework and an extensive display of the awesome talents from our local children.
On Saturday there will be more horse events in the main ring, stud beef cattle judging, meat sheep judging and the sheep shearing demonstration.
The poultry display, pet show, the yard dog trials, the Apsley River Challenge, the Demolition Derby, the Super Moto Motorbike ride and the rodeo and bull riding in the evening are sure to impress. Or sit back and take in the current fashion with the New Birds Fashion Parade.
Leila McDougall Sweeney will open the show on Saturday at 2.30pm. Leila was crowned Mrs Australia International 2017 and will travel to America in August for the International finals.
- Walcha Show Society president Angus Monie