SADDLE UP: Julie Mitchell (left) and Laura Widdowson compete at the Toogoolawah Show.
SADDLE UP: Julie Mitchell (left) and Laura Widdowson compete at the Toogoolawah Show. David Nielsen

Big crowd numbers for centenary show

THE centenary Toogoolawah Show will be one to remember.

The showgrounds saw one of the biggest crowds they've ever hosted as hundreds made their way to the Somerset town on Saturday.

With rides and entertainment, as well as the classic show attractions in the ring and the pavilions, people came from across the region to celebrate the centenary.

Show society secretary Lynne Teske said the show had been a massive success.

"It was just awesome," she said.

"We had a massive crowd; we haven't seen one like that for many, many years."

The show was celebrating its 100th year and people turned out in droves to help the town mark the occasion.

Megan Adams of Geckoes Wildlife Presentations with Emma Little, 9, (right) and Shayla Duffy, 6.
Megan Adams of Geckoes Wildlife Presentations with Emma Little, 9, (right) and Shayla Duffy, 6.

From the pavilion to the main arena, to side show alley and the night entertainment, Ms Teske said she had received great feedback.

"We haven't had a bad comment.

"I've just had people telling me how much fun they had.

"I turned on the computer before and I got a pile of emails from people telling me how good of a time they had."

Ms Teske said local singer and former Australian Idol contestant Kate Cook was a big draw card.

"We had a good crowd stick around to see her.

"There were people there who would normally have headed home at 4pm stay just to see Kate. It was just great."

Myra Tetzlaff with her grandchildren Jordan and Sophie Tetzlaff.
Myra Tetzlaff with her grandchildren Jordan and Sophie Tetzlaff.


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