Let the entertainment and fun begin

Up and over: Showjumping will feature heavily at this years Cowra Show along with many other animal events and stock judging. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.
Up and over: Showjumping will feature heavily at this years Cowra Show along with many other animal events and stock judging. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

Cowra is getting ready for a massive weekend of excitement as the annual Cowra Show comes to town. From Friday to Sunday, there will be a wealth of competitions, rides, displays and entertainment that will keep everyone coming back for more.

Friday, October 12 will see the Cowra Show Rodeo, set to be the feature attraction for the Cowra Show, kick the action off at 4pm with the barrel racing. Junior steer rides will be next on the program, while the Lachlan Fertilizers Rural Novice Bull Ride will showcase the up and coming bull riders of the industry, and is set to be a popular event, along with the Imperial Hotel Novice Saddle Bronc Ride.

Rough Rider: There will be plenty of action and spills at this years Cowra Show Rodeo. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

Rough Rider: There will be plenty of action and spills at this years Cowra Show Rodeo. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

Emma Boland from the Cowra Show Rodeo committee said they were expecting entries from cowboys and cowgirls from across the state who were chasing points in both the National Rodeo Competition standings and the Southern Zone Rodeo Association, so the competition would be tough across the board.

The Open Saddle Bronc and Bareback rides will keep the crowd on their feet before the Open Bull Ride tops off an amazing evening. The open events are sure to be crowd favourites, with competitors all vying for an Eddie Fisher ‘RideTuff’ buckle that is up for grabs in each event.

There will be a BBQ available, as well as a coffee van and bar facilities throughout the event, along with an after party at the Imperial Hotel. Emma said that it was great to see so many generous sponsors and supporters come on board to help make the rodeo such a great event and she can’t wait to see everyone there.

May the best dog win: The dog high jump is always a popular draw card for both spectators and entrants. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

May the best dog win: The dog high jump is always a popular draw card for both spectators and entrants. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

On Saturday the show gets into full swing with everyone’s favourites such as showjumping, the animal nursery, stock judging and sideshow alley complete with it’s thrilling rides and tasty treats.

Cowra Show President, Anne Jeffrey, said that recent renovations to the pavilion including new lights, re-roofing and opening up the big windows will allows the crowd to enjoy all the entries from across the region including stunning artworks and photography, delicious baked goods, beautiful floral arrangements and many more handicrafts and home grown goods.

Last man standing: Who will be the lucky person able to survive the longest in this years Demolition Derby. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

Last man standing: Who will be the lucky person able to survive the longest in this years Demolition Derby. Photos: Lizz Dobson and Matt Chown.

Anne also said that with all the attractions that had been able to encourage, there will be an event of interest to everyone, and there is certainly a long list of them. From the more traditional attractions including the dog high jump, wood chop and the speed shearing competition, to the more action packed events such as the lawn mower racing, farmers challenge and the demolition derby, the crowd will certainly get their fill of non-stop entertainment.

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The always spectacular fireworks display will bring Saturdays events to a close, while Sunday will see the final horse competitions take place along with the much anticipated Ute Show. For more information on the Cowra Show including programs, events and entry forms visit the Cowra Show website.