Rain didn't dampen a great show
THE grey skies above looked ominous all afternoon but the people of Lowood braved the wet weather to have a day at the show.
The rain held off for the early afternoon sparing a downpour for after the main parade.
The crowd stayed for the main attractions later in the evening, watching as the fireworks lit up the otherwise gloomy skies.
Lowood Show Society president Noel Kammholz was pleased the crowd came out and enjoyed the show despite the weather.
"I think it was good that people did come and support us. They sat here until 7pm for the fireworks and the demolition derby. It has been a big drawcard for us," he said.
"It was quite a good success even though the weather turned against us."
Mr Kammholz said more than 40 utes entered the competition, hoping to take out one of the many categories for best ute and that they had received the highest amount of nominations for horses in many years.
More than 500 poultry, 20 ducks, 60 caged birds and 20 goats were nominated for the show.
Lowood Show Queen and rural ambassador Chrystal Geddes said the show was a showpiece for the community.
"It's great and the weather has held for us so far and the crowd has come out," she said.
Rachel Knopke was crowned Lowood Showgirl after the judging early in the afternoon.
The 19-year-old Brightview girl has been coming to the show all her life and said it was a great place for friends to catch up.
"The best part of the show is how all of the community get involved, a lot of people come to the show ever year." she said.
Mr Kammholz thanked the show grounds staff for keeping the main ring in pristine condition.