Murwillumbah Show to top events of the past

Ema Marks is at home on the farm and on the beach. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Ema Marks is at home on the farm and on the beach. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

GET the family up early this weekend and take them to Murwillumbah for the 113th Tweed Agricultural Society Show.

The society is ready to celebrate with the biggest, brightest and loudest Tweed Valley Show to date.

"We have a number of new activities specially focused on our youth, because we want to make the show fun and vibrant for the whole family," Tweed Agricultural Society president Les Gallard said.

The show will be a free entry event, but Mr Gallard explained that a gold coin donation would be appreciated at the gates.

He announced a number of new activities introduced to the show's schedule this year.

The showgirl competition is not new, but a record number of entrants this year mean that there will be a Junior Showgirl title next to the traditional Senior Showgirl competition.

"We have a great number of entrants because of the amazing work that the Tweed Valley Showgirl 2012 Ema Marks has put into getting young people involved in the show, plus the fantastic support provided to Ema by the society's secretary, Cynthia Hanger," Mr Gallard said.

Another new activity will be the young farmers challenge, sponsored by Norco Milk, followed by a rodeo.

Teams of four people, of any gender will be given a number of general farming tasks to complete.

"In future years, we would love to be able to send the winners of this competition to the state finals at the Royal Easter Show, but this year we will be starting up the activity at a local level first," he said.

Young farmers will also have the chance to participate in a led steer competition for the first time, representing their schools.

Finally, Murwillumbah has Got Talent will be a showcase of young artistic talent in the area.

There is no competition or prizes, but Tweed Valley residents aged 11 to 20 can take the stage and show their skills in singing, comedy, magic, or any other performing arts.

The Saturday evening proceedings will be closed by the traditional fireworks display, which is always popular with families.

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