Show up for free at Bonalbo Show

ABOVE: Checking out the exhibits at the pavilion at Bonalbo Show last year. Photo: Susanna Freymark

Entry to Bonalbo Show is free for all.

Show president David Whitney said the committee decided to offer free entry to all classes at this year’s show from jams to horse events “because of all the trials and tribulations our community has gone through.”

“We’ve had droughts, fires, covid, floods and everything else thrown at us,” he said.

Entry for those coming along to the show was free too. Mr Whitney encouraged people from far and wide to visit the Bonalbo Show on April 29-30.

The Bonalbo Show in 2021.

“Forget your worries for the day,” he said.

The 93rd Bonalbo Show may not be the biggest show but it has a true country spirit about it.

Starting on Friday, April 29 with the dog trials.

As the birthplace of dog trials, the working dogs taking cattle through a course is a must see starting at 6.30am and running most of the day.

The Saturday program includes horse events, poultry judging, led cattle judging, bush pony classes, pen cattle judging and Olympic jumping.

Ken Vary telling this horse how good Bonalbo Show is.

Entertainer Troppo Bob will perform with his refreshing mix of verbal and visual comedy  and there will an appearance by Sooty the Wonder Dog.

The show closes at 6pm.

Your entries

Pavilion entries can be delivered to the showgrounds from 9.30am on Thursday, April 28.

Fine Arts (artwork) must be received by 2pm on Thursday, all other sections must be received by 9am on Friday, April 29.

Judging is on Friday, April 29. The Pavilion is closed to the public during judging, but will be open on Saturday, April 30.

Come along to a traditional country show. Take a drive and head to Bonalbo this weekend.

Led cattle comp at last year’s show.

From Casino it takes 56 minutes

From Kyogle just over an hour

From Tabulam 25 minutes

From Mallanganee 24 minutes

From Woodenbong 44 minutes

From Tenterfield 1 hour, 17 minutes

From Lismore 1 hour, 20 minutes

Check out the full show program.

The laughing clowns will be there,. Photos: Susanna Freymark

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