Yeppoon Show to go off with bang with record budget in hand
A RECORD budget for ring events and entertainment totalling more than $11,000 has been planned to boost better entries and the spectacle of entertainment at Yeppoon Show this year.
O'Grady's Queensland Woodchop Championship, backed with almost $2000 in prize money and five handicap woodchops which attract as many as 25 axemen from across the state, is among the most spectacular crowd pleasers.
The superb condition of the grass show ring is a perfect surface for show jumping which is strongly contested by ever increasing entries, which are backed by about $2000 in prize money.
Rider and led-in classes numbering 116 have over $3000 in prize money.
The stud Beef Cattle Show has a sponsorship of about $2000.
More than $6000 has put together a completely new Spectacular Saturday Night Show with new entertainment, the centre pieces of which are the Ronald McDonald and Friends Show and the Awesome Firework Display.
Magic tricks, singing and dancing will feature a whole new party of Ronald McDonald and Friends including clowns and colourful animal and party characters who will meet showgoers on a walk of the showground before their performance.
There will be fun and games for under fives.
Teachers Incorporated band will feature throughout the show, St Ursula's College students will appear in the Tropic of Capricorn Art to Wear Awards Launch.
The stage will come alive with Viv and Karen Country Music Duo, the Aussie Cheer and Dance, Dance Infusion and Positive Existence Personal Training High Energy Display.
Both days will bring entertainment with free admission to the show at Yeppoon Little Theatre where LA Modelling will stage seven performances of the 2013 Fashion Spectacular.
Back in the show ring on Sunday, June 9, entertainment will restart with centre ring's Pets on Parade Carnivale with judging of six categories and then a dog circus performed by a pack of hounds recovered from neglect and trained by Dog Obedience.
Other highlights of the afternoon are Australia's richest Billy Goat Derby with $2900 in prize money with $1250 for the grand final winner, $500 for second, $250 for third. and two more races and The Also Ran Derby and Consolation Derby each boast first, second and third prizes of $300, $100 and $50.
The 4th Yeppoon Ride-on Mower CQ Grand Prix with $1150 in prize money will pay $500, $300 and $150 for first, second and third places in the Grand Prix and $100, $60 and $40 for the Unplaced Entrants Grand Prix.