Mullum show turns 100
By Kimberley Smith firstname.lastname@example.org THE Mullumbimby show will celebrate 100 years tomorrow and everyone is invited to come along for two days of festivities.
The show organisers have promised entertainment for all ages, with a host of activities available.
Despite no horses, the organising committee is determined the show will go on.
Show secretary Susan Constable said horses have not been allowed at any regional show since September, but it has not deterred the crowds.
Today and tomorrow will see two long days of judging beginning from 9.30am. Everything from cakes and jams to craft and horticulture will be scrutineered.
Most of the action for the public kicks off tomorrow. On Saturday the stud cattle will be judged at 9am along with championship dogs and poultry.
For all the early birds, a barbecue will be held from 7.30am on Saturday. Ms Constable said Saturday is a day not to missed especially if you are eager to find out the winner of this year's Mullumbimby showgirl.
For those not enthused by the judging process, the grand parade and official opening will be held at 1pm, in which all life members and past showgirls have been invited to take part.
A beer garden will be transformed into a magic tavern by the Spaghetti Circus which will be performing throughout the day while music and bush poetry can be heard in the late afternoon.
Not forgetting the kids, there will be amusement rides such as dodgem tracks, the Hurricane, a rock 'n' roll ride and animal feeding.
For the less energetic, there will be trade displays with knick-knacks, food, fudge and of course show bags.
Ms Constable said the show is a great day out for the family and as for the weather she has high hopes.
"I've already talked to the priest and he's praying for sunny weather," she said.