by Julian Lehnert
The North Burnett citrus hotspot of Mundubbera is gearing up for a very special Country Show – with 2021 marking the 100th year since the first ever event – by opening its showground doors on 8 May for a full day of competitions, classes and family fun.
Mundubbera’s annual Country Show will this year boast 13 sections ranging from horse- and cattle competitions to a judging of the town’s finest produce, arts and crafts.
With the usual Golden Stirrup Campdraft event on hiatus this year, Mundubbera’s Show Society will focus its efforts on a single day; gates open at 6am, with the first events commencing at 7:30am.
Lovers of poultry, who have seen little representation at North Burnett shows so far this year, can flock to Mundubbera for 13 classes of judging, capped off by the crowning of the Show’s grand champion waterfowl.
The pavilion is set to feature several sections of the area’s best crops, arts, foods and crafts, including the crowd-favourite biggest pumpkin competition and a special group of smithing classes inthe crafts section where local metalworkers can show off their mastery.
Mundubbera’s local kindergarten will be present at the Show, hosting a pet parade with their favourite furry friends at 11am, followed by Nickleby the Magician’s magic show at 11:30am and 1:30pm.
Showgoers will be able to enjoy live entertainment, a car show, performances by the town’s Tongan community and a breathtaking fireworks show while younger visitors can seek thrills at the sideshow alley.