Toogoolawah Show set to shine
TOOGOOLAWAH Show organisers already know they're going to have picture perfect days for their show today and tomorrow.
That doesn't just mean the weather but the show's most popular section, photography.
Show society secretary Lynne Teske said the show loved exposing visitors to the work of photographers from far and wide.
"Photography is always popular here. Last year we had over 1000 entries and I reckon we'll break that this year," Ms Teske said.
"A lady came up from Lowood to drop hers off - we have a photographer from Toowoomba, everywhere."
She wasn't sure why it was so popular at Toogoolawah.
"Maybe it's because it's so well done. The ladies that run that section are spot on," she said.
"Like the photographer from Toowoomba, the ladies will make sure they get their work back to them and half the time they'll deliver it.
"If they've won anything they'll get the money back to them - the whole kit and caboodle.
"It's a bit of a personal touch and we do the same with our needlework too because our needlework comes from all over the place.
"We have very elderly ladies from Toowoomba that post us stuff every year and the needlework steward always makes sure that I, as the secretary, or one of the needlework ladies, takes it back to them. And they always win prizes because the crocheting and handcrafted stuff those elderly ladies do is just awesome."
There's also plenty going on outside the pavilions.
"The ute show is looking good. This is the first time we've had circle work competition here," Ms Teske said.
"Motorbikes, ute circle work and the demolition derby will be out in the ring under lights on Saturday night. We're hoping for huge crowds like we did last year.
"If the weather holds it will be excellent because our grounds look spectacular and entries are piling in the door at the moment. We haven't had time to scratch ourselves with entries coming in.
"I'm hoping our horses are huge too because some of the shows have gone with the condition they must be vaccinated for the Hendra virus. We chose not to do that and we're hoping that our horses are well-supported because if you don't have horses in your centre ring you don't have much.
"But we've had lots of enquiries for the horses."
Show entry: adults $13, students $7, primary school and under free. Free camping available.