What a Show!

 

After a month of unpredictable weather conditions that included cyclones and floods, you couldn’t have scripted a better day for the return of the Burra Show, held Saturday, October 8.

More than 1200 show goers flocked through the gates, travelling from as far as Mildura, Broken Hill, Adelaide, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Yunta and the Eyre Peninsula.

After a one year hiatus to rebuild and move forward, the Burra Show Committee put on a show to remember with trade sites, show rides, the ute show, tractor display, food stalls and plenty of competitions to ensure there was something there for everyone.

The pavilion looked a treat with all the entries and the inclusion of the scarecrow competition on the hill made an interesting addition too.

The positivity of visitors leaving the showgrounds was a testament to the hard work of all involved with great comments flowing freely, such as, “What a great show” and “We had a really great time”.

“As a life member of the Burra Show, now living in Moonta, Pam & Ron Shipard would like to congratulate the Burra Show committee on the magnificent show on Saturday, you have done a great service to the town & district of Burra. We enjoyed our trip to see the show & meet with “COSIE”. All the best for the future.” posted Ron Shipard on the Burra Show facebook page.

Along with the obvious sites, visitors were taken with the hospitality provided in the main hall, and happily said so on their departure.

People were here to have a good time, and they didn’t go home disappointed. Many left early to get a start on their long journey home, but the majority were keen to come back ready for the evenings’ entertainment. Several folk already staying in Burra or close by chose to stay a few extra days to fit the Show in and were glad they had.

There’s no doubt the event left a great lasting memory, helped on by an amazing fireworks display to make even the hardest heart feel a little nostalgic.

One would hardly argue that it was the best Burra Show this century – a big call, but a deserving one. Well done to the committee and all involved.

 

 

Carl Whitehead and Carly Lorraine were two of the competitors in the popular Ute Show.

Carl Whitehead and Carly Lorraine were two of the competitors in the popular Ute Show.

 

Addison Mitchell, Penny Maynard and Lauren French competing in the Horses in Action events.

Addison Mitchell, Penny Maynard and Lauren French competing in the Horses in Action events.

 

Tracey Moore with Iris and Lillian Park having a good look around the

Tracey Moore with Iris and Lillian Park having a good day out at the Show.

 

Zali Dix, 6 and Mara Butler, 7 had a good view of the showgrounds during their camel ride.

Zali Dix, 6 and Mara Butler, 7 had a good view of the showgrounds during their camel ride.

 

Cruz Miller and mum Lisa of Burra with Leah and Summer Thomson of Adelaide.

Cruz Miller and mum Lisa of Burra with Leah and Summer Thomson of Adelaide.

 

The Ali Baba ride was non-stop all day and into the evening. Photo credit: Shadow's Farm Photography.

The Ali Baba ride was non-stop all day and into the evening. Photo credit: Shadow’s Farm Photography.

 

Isaac Queissner-O'Dwyer and Cody Couzner of Burra with Kelsey Rawlings of Adelaide.

Isaac Queissner-O’Dwyer and Cody Couzner of Burra with Kelsey Rawlings of Adelaide.

 

Guest opener of the Show, Andrew "Cosi" Costello congratulates Briannah Angrave, winner of Miss Junior Showgirl.

Guest opener of the Show, Andrew “Cosi” Costello congratulates Briannah Angrave, winner of Miss Junior Showgirl.

 

Bianca Allchurch during the Show Jumping events.

Bianca Allchurch during the Show Jumping events. Photo credit: Shadow’s Farm Photography.

 

Kiara Carlier-Sosa and Bronwyn Wilson take in the action at the Sports Shear competition.

Kiara Carlier-Sosa and Bronwyn Wilson take in the action at the Sports Shear competition.

 

Local shearer Wayne O'Bryan earned 2nd place in the Open Shearing category.

Local shearer Wayne O’Bryan earned 2nd place in the Open Shearing category.

 

Max McBride, 3 of Balaklava in the dress-up competition on the Horses in Action arena.

Max McBride, 3 of Balaklava in the dress-up competition on the Horses in Action arena. Photo credit: Shadow’s Farm Photography.

 

Burra & Districts Open Gardens was cancelled due to the October long weekend storms, however the Scarecrow Competition went ahead and was judged at the Burra Show. Pictured are convenor Di Mackin with guest judge Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan and wife Rebecca.

Burra & Districts Open Gardens was cancelled due to the October long weekend storms, however the Scarecrow Competition went ahead and was judged at the Burra Show. Pictured are convenor Di Mackin with guest judge Hon Dan van Holst Pellekaan and wife Rebecca.

 

The animal nursery is always popular. Pictured is young Savannah and her mum Holly getting lots of bunny cuddles.

The animal nursery is always popular. Pictured is young Savannah and her mum Holly getting lots of bunny cuddles.

 

Visitors to the town, Lyn and Marcus Schneider of Truro were the 1000th and 1001th show goers to go through the gate.

Visitors to the town, Lyn and Marcus Schneider of Truro were the 1,000th  show goers to go through the gate.

 

Rohan Wenzel and Kimberley Fleming with Pacey Wenzel and Kloe Wenzel.

Rohan Wenzel and Kimberley Fleming with Pacey Wenzel and Kloe Wenzel.

 

Young Farmers Challenge adjudicator Paul Williams

Young Farmers Challenge adjudicator Paul Williams gets a giggle from the sidelines, watched on by James Lines and Tom Hill.

 

Winner of the Liz Hounsell Memorial Trophy was Addison Mitchell, 8 of Burra Pony Club.

Winner of the Liz Hounsell Memorial Trophy was Addison Mitchell, 8 of Burra Pony Club.

 

Winners of the 2016 Burra Show Young Farmers Challenge: “The Boys from the Bush” -Robbie Hall with Brady, Dale Button holding Will Mitchell, Bradley Ross with Marissa Mitchell, David Mitchell with Rory and Malachey and Andrew “Cosi” Costello.

Winners of the 2016 Burra Show Young Farmers Challenge: “The Boys from the Bush” -Robbie Hall with Brady, Dale Button holding Will Mitchell, Bradley Ross with Marissa Mitchell, David Mitchell with Rory and Malachey and Andrew “Cosi” Costello.

 

Sophie and Ruby Taylor of Burra in the dress-up competition in the Horses in Action arena.

Sophie and Ruby Taylor of Burra in the dress up competition.

 

A fabulous fireworks display by Event Fireworks (captured by Rodney Phillips) rounded off a very successful 2016 Burra Show. The colourful and loud pyro spectacular thrilled the audience from the very young to the young at heart and the still conditions coupled with the natural acoustics of the showgrounds made for a memorable conclusion to a great day. 

A fabulous fireworks display by Event Fireworks (captured by Rodney Phillips) rounded off a very successful 2016 Burra Show. The colourful and loud pyro spectacular thrilled the audience from the very young to the young at heart and the still conditions coupled with the natural acoustics of the showgrounds made for a memorable conclusion to a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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