Excitement builds for Warwick Show
SHOW fever has hit Warwick with anticipation for everything from sideshow alley, animals, cars, monster trucks and the creative arts about to reach its peak.
There is only one more sleep to go and preparations for the big event are well and truly under way at the Warwick Showgrounds.
Yesterday the pavilion category entries had started to arrive, the carnies had begun to set up shop, and the pens were being prepped for the arrival of the show animals.
Warwick Show Society treasurer Michelle Hanigan said everything was starting to come together nicely.
"All the stewards have done a fantastic job organising and setting up their sections," she said.
"We are all very happy with the quality and number of entries and would like to thank everyone for their support of this year's show.
First-time photography steward Casandra Garvey said she was also impressed with the quality of work on offer.
"I am very impressed with the quality of all the entrants' work, especially in this year's special category promoting the Australian Year of the Farmer," she said.
"I was speaking to last year's photography steward and she said there seemed to be a lot more entries this year and of a higher calibre as well.
"There are 17 categories with at least a dozen entries in each, so I would estimate around 300 photos will be on display, but I haven't done a final count yet."
Another newcomer to the stewarding role is Barbara Cutmore who has been
dutifully looking after all the needlework and handcraft entries for the pavilion.
"Overall for needlework and handcraft we have about 170 entries, which is a good turnout.
"Millinery, or hat making, is in for the first time this year and we have 24 entries for that, which is pleasing," Mrs Cutmore said.
Closed judging of the all the pavilion sections and entries will be held today.
The pavilion will open tomorrow from 10am until 8pm and again on Saturday from 10am to 8pm.
8am-9am: Sheduled horse events will start
8am - Stud cattle judging
8.30am:Stud sheep judging
10am-2pm: Shearing heats
noon: Killarney School of Dance
1pm-2pm: Grand Parade
2pm: Shearing finals
2pm: Assumption College (music)
4pm: Horticulture presentation
Adults (14 years and over) - $12
Students (High school only and must have ID) - $7
Aged pensioners - $7
Child (aged 5-13 years) - $3
Friday Special - Children under 14 years are admitted for free on Friday if accompanied by an adult.