In a show of support Bangalow performs
SIZZLING temperatures didn't stop thousands of spectators and entrants from enjoying the 116th Bangalow Show on Saturday.
Bangalow Show Society secretary Karen Ryan said visitors had flocked to the show despite temperatures in the region nearing 40 degrees.
"This year was a great show and, despite the heat, it was a great success.
"The stockman ironman was one of the highlights in the ring, the crowd loved it.
"Also the belt, buckle and boot and the musical chairs done with horses proved popular," she said.
Five beauties stunned the crowds in the traditional Showgirl contest with Bangalow's 22-year-old Meg Mitchell taking the title from Jaymee Banks, 18.
All day Viv's Farm animal's exhibit attracted the crowds.
The Bangalow Poultry Club's exhibit drew 350 entries from around the region including some birds that were raised by children.
Ring steward Peter Mortimore said there had been about 200 entries across all three rings.
"The standard was particularly high, with some really well turned out horses," he said.
"The heat didn't affect the horses, they generally deal with it pretty well but it did affect some of the riders."