JUDGING THE BEST: Tenterfield beef producer Keith Willcocks.
JUDGING THE BEST: Tenterfield beef producer Keith Willcocks. Toni Somes

Show time in Tenterfield

TENTERFIELD will be opening its gates for the 137th Tenterfield Show on February 7 and 8.

Held at the Tenterfield Showgrounds, the event promises to be bigger and better than previous years, with new activities and great deals for the whole family.

Main attractions in this year's program are the Medieval Jousting and the Mouse Mania.

New to the program is the chainsaw and post ripping competition.

"The purpose of the competition is to produce a fencing post. Besides being a true farming skill and a lot of fun to watch, the posts made during the competition will be auctioned at our camp draft next March," Show Secretary Kasey Petty said.

Six local ladies are competing for the crown of Tenterfield Showgirl 2014, with a couple of dozen on the run for the Junior Showgirl title.

Another new activity in the show is a Led Steer competition, with a $1000 cash prize on offer.

Sheep shearing, rodeo, lawn mower races, dressage, demolition derby and other crowd favourites will also be part of this year's program.

The Tenterfield Show will offer free entry into the show on Friday until 4pm. Gate fees apply after that time.

Ms Petty thanked "our fantastic community that has once again made it possible for this event to take place".

"We would not be able to do it without their support," she said.

RIDE AWAY

  • A great deal for the family at the show will be a $45 per person/per session ride ticket.
  • The pass will allow the holders to access unlimited entry to rides and amusements on a particular session.
  • Early birds can purchase their tickets from the Tenterfield Show Society Office with a $5 discount on each ticket.
  • Further information on session times can be obtained at www. tenterfieldshow.org.au.



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