Show ground vendor Terry Nilon sweeps rain water away from his food stall at the Marburg Show on Saturday.
Show ground vendor Terry Nilon sweeps rain water away from his food stall at the Marburg Show on Saturday. Claudia Baxter

Rain washes out ring events

EVEN a wet day couldn't keep people away from the first show of the season.

After slow foot traffic in the morning the gates to the Marburg Show were thrown open on Saturday afternoon and the public were allowed free entry in order to keep numbers up.

Marburg Show secretary Lyndell Blanch said despite the wet weather the show was a success.

"We soldiered on with what we could," she said.

"People seemed to be having a great time despite the weather."

While a number of outdoor events had to be cancelled, including the equestrian ring events, indoor displays more than picked up the slack.

In spite of the cancellations Ms Blanch said the entertainment and pavilion were hits.

"We had record entries into the needle work and photography competitions in the pavilion.

"All the pavilion entries were very well entered and well attended too, which is always nice to see."

Ms Blanch said a large crowd made its way to the show after dark to enjoy the night time entertainment.

"The jet truck was a great draw card, people just loved that, there were a lot of people who came to see it.

The spectacle of the jet truck was followed by a fireworks display and a performance by local country musician Shane Hauschildt finished of the evening's entertainment.

"There was a quite a good crowd for all the entertainment at night despite the rain," Ms Blanch said.

The show, usually held in May, was moved forward a week to avoid clashing with the May Day weekend.



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