Well worth the wait
It was well worth the wait. After a three-year absence, locals were thrilled with the return of the 2021 Bourke Show.
The last show took place in 2018, with drought causing the cancelation of the 2019 show, and the 2020 show cancelled due to COVID-19.
The turnstiles at Renshaw Oval were busy all day long, with a constant steam of people taking advantage of the beautiful autumn weather.
The community spirit was more than evident with the pavilion entries far exceeding those of the last show, by more than three hundred entries.
The whip cracking competition gave the young ones an opportunity to show off their talents, while both young and old alike strutted their stuff in the pet show.
The Young Farmers Challenge, the Dash For Cash and the Dog High Jumps were all strongly contested events drawing large crowds.
The Crack Up Sisters, Side Show Alley and the bar kept the crowd entertained throughout the day.
Show President Grace Ridge said in true community spirit everyone pulled together to ensure a truly successful event.
“It was a really great day, and I can’t thank the committee enough for the time and effort they put in to make the show happen. It made my job so much easier, especially as my first show as President.
“It was a bit tricky organising thing after a three-year absence. Trying to remember everything was a bit of a struggle at times, but for the most, it was fantastic.
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