Organisers are expecting this year’s Cobar Show to be one of the biggest in recent years with a massive program combining old favourites and new events.
Cobar Show Society secretary Heather Christie said the support from local businesses and organisations for this year’s show has been fantastic.
“We’ve got CSA Glencore on board again as a major sponsor and their support helps us put on one of the best fireworks displays in the western region.
“We also have Peak Gold Mines on board with the bullride and sponsoring the entertainment from Jade Martin Band on Saturday afternoon,” Ms Christie said.
“ROAR (Rural Outback Animal Rescue) are getting behind the pet show with lots of different categories this year, and Green Collar are sponsoring the Young Farmer Challenge.
“We’ve got the Girl Guides running a scavenger hunt on the Friday of the show, with the winner having the opportunity to press the ‘go’ button for the fireworks display.”
She said local businesses have been happy to show their support with sponsorship of the pavilions, proving the show is a “whole community event”.
“We’ve also got the Cobar Roosters running the bar, and they will receive all the proceeds for their efforts, so the show should provide a big economic boost to the town.”
Ms Christie said with kids currently on school holidays and the addition of the New Gold Bullride to the Saturday afternoon program she is expecting big numbers through the gates both days.
“The New Gold Bullride and entertainment is really going to extend the show through the Saturday, and we have some half time “entertainment” planned from the Posties to the Corner boys—it should have the crowd smiling,” she said.
Bourke-based radio station 2WEB will be broadcasting live from the show on Friday, and the Rotary Club of Cobar will have its MHERV (Men’s Health Educational Rural Van) parked at the show for free check-ups.
Ms Christie said show-goers should keep an eye out for some exciting new rides this year in addition to the old favourites, plus plenty of trade stands and local community group displays.
“We’re hoping to see our pavilions full of great local wool, livestock, crafts, cooking, art, flowers and more!,” she said.