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Show organisers look forward to 2023

Constant heavy rain water logged parts of the showground. PHOTO TWH

In the end, the decision to cancel the Bourke Show last week was unavoidable.

While the rain was welcome, it played havoc with access and conditions at the grounds of the JB Renshaw complex.

Last Wednesday, committee members toured the showgrounds, and it was clear there was one unavoidable decision - for this year at least, the Show couldn’t go on.

Committee President, Grace Ridge, acknowledged the importance of what is one of Bourke’s most popular community events and said the committee was already planning ahead for next year’s Bourke Show om May 6.

“We plan to have an even bigger, better show next year, with all the exhibits, events and displays we had to postpone this year,” she said.

“We’ll have the equestrian events, the Young Farmers Challenge, pet show, pavilion exhibits, whip cracking and entertainment.

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