Danika and Courtney Rohrich met Brothers 3, Makirum, Tayzin and Shardyn Fahey-Leigh at the Mudgee Show, where the popular local trio opened the show, sashed the showgirls and performed an afternoon concert. Photo by Col Boyd In a rare event in the last five years, the Mudgee Show took place without the familiar sight of umbrellas, puddles, and gumboots at the showground.
Instead, show-goers spent Friday afternoon and Saturday seeking shade from the heat, as a steady stream of visitors passed through the gates.
“The Lions Club said they couldn’t believe the number of people that had come in this year,” Mudgee Show Society President Wendy Harmer said.
“All of the entries in the livestock and horse sections are up this year and I’m just thankful that the rain stayed away for once.”
There was plenty to see with The Outback Show, the Pro-Wrestling Show, dance performances, ring events, sideshow alley and the livestock sections attracting visitors from the moment the gates opened.
One of the main attractions this year was the local trio Brothers 3, who did more than enterain for the crowd at their afternoon concert.
The brothers helped judge the junior showgirl competition before being taken on a guided tour of the show and its attractions by Mrs Harmer and 2015 Showgirl Brooke Sewell.
During the tour the brothers signed autographs, handed out ribbons in several competitions, and spent some time seeing what a country show was all about.
“This is our first time at the Mudgee Show and we’re having a lot of fun, even though it’s really hot,” Tayzin Fahey-Leigh said.
Outgoing Mudgee Showgirl Tanya Wisbey said the junior showgirl competition was continuing to grow, with more young ladies between the ages of four and 17 years taking part this year.
“There have been lots of new entrants and lots of returning entrants,” Miss Wisbey said.
“It’s great to see so many girls come back and give it another go.
“Overall it’s been a really good turn out for each of the three sections.”
2015 Mudgee Showgirl Brooke Sewell spoke about the community atmosphere that comes with a country show and encouraged young women to think about taking part in the Showgirl competition next year.
“Being in the showgirl competition has broadened a lot of personal horizons for me.
“It’s helped my confidence, helped me become more involved in what the show is really about, and given me the opportunity t
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