Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Valley Will Showcase Its Best Friendly Show in 50th Year; Finch Hatton Gives Visitors Rural Welcome

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Valley Will Showcase Its Best Friendly Show in 50th Year; Finch Hatton Gives Visitors Rural Welcome

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GREEN rolling hills, beautiful shady trees, fresh running creeks and lush green lawns, as well as plenty of rides, attractions and entertainment await those attending the 50th Pioneer Valley Show this Sunday, June 16.

As always, the hills will echo with the sounds of laughter and excitement as showgoers delight in the entertainment on offer at the Valleyas one-day spectacular at Finch Hatton.

Volunteers have been working tirelessly to ensure the showgrounds and facilities can accommodate the big crowd expected and offer a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.

There will be plenty of prizes up for grabs this year, with three lucky gate prizes to be won, including $1500 worth of fuel from Crokeras Fuel and Oil, a $1000 Husqvarna Garden Package from Townsend Industries and Husqvarna, and a $1000 fuel voucher from BP Racecourse. The winners will be announced before the Force Equipment Fireworks display at 7pm.

The section stewards have also been busy, preparing to display the wonderful talents those in the region have to offer.

The Combined Fine Arts and Horticultural Pavilion will display needlework and craft for both primary school and high school students, as well as cookery, cut flowers, pot plants, floral art, home produce and photography.

Entries in these sections can be submitted on Saturday, June 15, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm or on the day between 6.30am and 7.30am.

Woodchopping is a popular event on show day and local and visiting axemen will be competing in the centre ring in events which start at 8am.

More than 20 axemen have already registered for the many categories on the schedule.

Special events this year will be the three generations woodchop and the tree felling, which is always a crowd pleaser.

The Poultry Pavilion should be filled with prize-winning chickens, ducks and fowls as a high level of entries has been received.

The cage birds section also remains popular. It will feature colourful birds exhibited by local breeders and by some travelling from Charters Towers especially for the event. …

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