1 week to go! 1 week to wait! 1 week until the Walgett Show! Final preparations are being negotiated and will be announced when finalized but a fun filled, entertaining weekend on Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May will be on offer to the communities of the Walgett Shire and beyond by the Walgett Show Society.
Something for everyone, all ages, talents and abilities from pavilion entries to competitions. Wander around the showground and check out the horse events and Walgett Show Campdraft, trade, agricultural and special stalls, bike and ute shows, the Quickshears, whip cracking competition, animal farm, interactive children’s activities, Sideshow Alley, fireworks and the Bar.
The reminder is going out to artists that entries for the Aboriginal Artifacts and Painting section can be entered at the Show Office at 47 Pitt Street up to Thursday 11th May or delivered to Walgett Showground on Friday 12th May by 9.00am. Classes for entry include local senior and junior as well as open classes, and include didgeridoo, carved emu eggs, carved wood, burnt wood, any other type of article, screen printing, traditional and contemporary painting, coloured drawing, black and white drawing and artifacts. This section is for Aboriginal persons. For more information please call Chief Steward Sandy Suey –Thorne 0422 822 168.
Fine Arts offers open classes for mediums of painting, drawing, mixed media, collage, 2D/3D design and sculpture. Classes include figures and animals, portrait, landscape and still life. All of these classes are open classes. Entries can be delivered to the Walgett Show Office prior to Friday 12th May and on Friday 12th May by 9am at Walgett Showground. For more information please contact Chief Steward Cath Hiscox 68 283 071.
Dog Judging, Yard Dog Trials and Dog Sports offer classes for dogs and owners. Participation is easy or watch from the crowd. The Children’s Pets section is not being run this year, however would-be young exhibitors need not be disappointed as the Dog Judging on Sunday morning this year has classes for pets, whether they be dogs or other species. Dog Sports/Agility is also held on Sunday morning, with the program unchanged from last year. The Yard Dog Trials will take place on Saturday morning. The program includes Combadery Rams Beginners Trial and North West Vets Challenge (sponsored by North West Vets and Deshon Goat Depot). With prize money and prizes thanks to the above and other sponsors, this will be a good opportunity for having a go and testing the skills of working dogs and their owners. Nominations can be made on the day, or contact Rosie Newton on 0428 281 427.
The Jan Marshall Memorial Hospitality Tent is the social hub of the Walgett Show. Operated by volunteers from the Show Society and community members, the call is going out for volunteers to assist with shifts at the hospitality tent. ‘A CALL TO TONGS’ is the appeal sent out to the community to come and “show” off your BBQ skills for an hour or two. If you could assist in any way, please contact Sarah Wickman 0411 222 257
Something special available at the Hospitality Tent this year is the opportunity to treat mum to a Mother’s Day Breakfast @ the Walgett Show on Sunday 14th May 9am – 11am. If you forget Mother’s Day what better way to redeem yourself by treating Mum to delicious home cooked pancakes, scrumptious croissants and tasty egg & bacon burgers.
Check out the Walgett Show Society Facebook page for updates. Walgett Show Schedules are available throughout the Walgett Shire and Pavilion Sections by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Walgett Show Society on
(02) 68 281 318.
Not long to go now. See you at the Walgett Show!