Billy Goetsch with Black Betty. Billy placed second for his class at the Kalbar Show.
Billy Goetsch with Black Betty. Billy placed second for his class at the Kalbar Show. Sarah Harvey

Sun shines on bumper crowd

ANIMALS took centre stage at the Kalbar Show over the weekend.

A big crowd made their way to the town from across the Scenic Rim and wider region for the 83rd annual show.

Dozens of horse floats and caravans lined the showgrounds on the outskirts of the town on Friday and Saturday.

With the pavilions and stalls wrapped around the main show ring the horses, and especially the equestrian events, were a big hit.

The cattle exhibit also saw strong entrants from local producers as well as from further afield.

The future of the show is also well in hand if Kalbar boy Billy Goetsch is anything to go by.

Billy placed second with Black Betty and said he was one of a lot of local kids involved in this year's show.

"There are a lot of kids from my school that are doing things at the show," he said.

Along with the animals, produce stalls and the show bag stands were well attended.

A small sideshow alley was also running with an inflatable fun slide and trampoline bungie among the rides. Patrons were given a glimpse into the history of agriculture in the region with a working bullock team run by Phillip Thompson from Numinbah on the Gold Coast.

Puppet shows and pig races were held throughout the day to keep the kids entertained, and a band played for adults until midnight at the showground bar.

The night's entertainment saw the Fassifern Car Club take part in a barrel race, with a huge fireworks display rounding out the event on Saturday night.



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