There was a sigh of relief for the return of the Childers Show as thousands streamed through the gates eager to enjoy the festivities today.
While Covid had caused some uncertainty in the lead up to the event, everything worked out in the nick of time according to first-time president Chloe Johnson.
She said favourites such as the woodchop and tractor pull competitions, local stalls and live acts were a hit with the large crowd.
“Even though it was touch and go with COVID restrictions, at the last minute it has all just come together- it’s a great turnout,” she said.
“Coming from Gin Gin myself I love the show and I have always been involved in them, so now I live in Childers I wanted to get involved in this event.
“Watching it all come together with the community and seeing it today has been really rewarding.”
Enjoying the Childers Show, Apple Tree Creek’s Learmonth family didn’t know whether to indulge in show food or test their nerves on one of the rides first.
Sin Learmonth said it was one of the best shows she had been to and thanked the show committee for pulling it together during recent hard times.
The mother-of-11 was beaming with pride after her son Stealth participated in the agriculture section with Isis State High School, taking out first place with one of the cattle.
Along with the show-famous dagwood dogs, fairy floss and thrills and spills of adrenalin-fuelled rides, outback sisters Struthie and Iffy were a crowd favourite.
The Crack Up Sisters put smiles on not only the young faces, but parents and grandparents were left smiling ear to ear from their antics.
Joining forces for the first time a collective of creative women set up shop in the new Artisan Tent, with everything from handcrafted earrings, gourmet teas, beanies and prints.
“We are seven local creatives that have come together for the Artisan Tent for the first time and we are really enjoying the Childers Show,” Maddison Devine from Jelly Bean Jane Co said.
“This is really a good way to come together to help get our names out there, while learning from each other.”
It was a great country show, I was disappointed that Gin Gin show was cancelled but glad to go to Childers. I enjoyed the displays, the arts and crafts. The Crackup Sisters were definitely the highlight, so funny and so clever. I never bother with The Bundaberg show but I will go back to Childers and hopefully Gin Gin next year.
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