29th and 30th June 2013
P O Box 150
Mudgeeraba Qld 4213
Tel : 07 55302754
Mob : 0418 182 533
0418 182 533
Ring events :
contact Ring Secretary
Mobile: 0408 936 505
Hall Hire :
contact Kylie Holzinger
0418 182 533
Market Enquiries :
contact Lynda Parsons
0421 281 603
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The 85th Annual Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show
29th and 30th June 2013
Pensioners & Students: $10.00
Family 2 Day Pass: $50.00
Adult 2 Day Pass: $25.00
Saturday 29th June: 8.00am - 9.00pm
Sunday 30th June: 8.00am - 4.00pm
Eftpos is available at the Entry Gates.
ATM's are located near the Bill Deacon Pavillion (check map for exact location).
NO BYO ALCOHOL
Non-Smoking Event - Please check map for designated smoking areas
A Message from our PresidentGreetings to Show Society members, future members and Show supporters.
I’m Ted Shepherd, and I am honoured to be your Show President. Showtime is almost here and so I would like to encourage you to once again support our magnificent local annual event.
Many have said that The Mudgeeraba Show is better than the Gold Coast Show but that is not right. We are unique, and each Show has a role to play in the greater Gold Coast lifestyle. We hold firm to our traditional country values and we strive to provide you with entertainment thrills and spectacle that you cannot see at another major event on the Gold Coast; and we do this in our wonderful Mudgeeraba Showgrounds. People continue to ask “How do you fit it all in?”
We deliberately design our grounds to give you maximum exposure to new sights, sounds, styles and smells. Whether it’s watching the delight of children touching the animals or seeing the skills of our many craft exhibitors, it is possible to walk the grounds and not spend a cent. We maintain that once you pay your entry fee to the grounds, we provide the attractions and entertainment for your pleasure. Of course, if you want to try the fine foods, buy a sample bag or enjoy the thrills of a carnival ride, we have ensured that there are plenty of outletsavailable for you to spend up big. We know that generation after generation come to the Mudgeerba Show because they
love it and they look forward to bringing their children and then their grandchildren to the Show – it’s a tradition!
None of what you will see can happen without the many volunteers and helpers who give willingly of their time to make sure the Show is a success. I would like to personally thank Helen Ripper for transferring the reins of office in such fine
condition. Helen was our President for the past nine years and did an exemplary job. She guided the Show through several floods, through electrical blackouts and through implementing new ideas for the Show format. Without a strong and decisive leader, no organisation can survive. We have benefitted from Helen’s leadership and the Show is in fantastic shape. You may notice many changes around the grounds, but these are all contributing to the enhancement of your Showtime pleasure. Our new site coordinators, Lyn and Steve Diessel, have made innovative changes that will spread trade sites, food sites and entertainment throughout the grounds. Our new management committee (you’ll see their faces on the back page of our Show Schedule) have put in many hours in consideration of improvements to the grounds; but these are not just monthly meeting people. These are dedicated volunteers who attend regular working bees, attend other shows and venues to see and learn, and, who have given of their time to learn First Aid, WH&S requirements, State and Council requirements and Social management. Kylie, Lynda, Clinton, Sue, Jenny, Ella, Barry and Graeme, you are a great bunch and I am proud to be associated with you.
We also have new faces on our Show Committee and these are the people you’ll see on Showday with Chief Steward or Coordinator or Official ribbons pinned to their shirts. They are the specialists who make the various sections of the Show so successful. From the Cattle judging to Poultry, to Woodchop and Pavilion these people make the Show tick. Why not thank them on Showday if you especially enjoy what you have seen or done. Most of these volunteers do not get to see the Show. It’s amazing - they become members and pay their dues, then they volunteer to run their section and seldom see what else happens at the Show. They must surely deserve your admiration, so say “G’day” on Showday and show them you appreciate their efforts.
What’s new this year you ask? We are not going to change a successful format but we have tweeked it a little. In the Ring, you’ll notice that the Show-jumping has moved to give spectators a better view and the Grand Parade has moved from the middle of the day to lead off the night entertainment program. We have convinced Angus Lane to come back as our Ring Announcer. Those who know Angus will appreciate that he is Australia’s leading Ring Announcer. We have new animal attractions and have increased the size of the animal nursery; and entry to the animal area is free. We have a new exclusive area for members so you can rest and have a cuppa on us because we want you to know that we appreciate our members. If you would like to become a member, either singularly or as a family, be quick because applications close
one month before the Show.
I would also like to thank our sponsors and major supporters. Our major sponsor is the Gold Coast City Council and honestly, without the generous financial support, many of the things that you see for free could not be provided. Please recognise that they deserve our appreciation. I would also like to recognise and thank four very special organisations:
The Hinterland Trail Riders Club; The Rotary Club of Mudgeeraba; The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints and The Baptist Church. Each of these organisations, their leaders, and their members have given freely and generously of
their time and facilities – we thank you and we salute you.
Finally, I’d like to get your feedback during the Show Weekend about a proposal to extend our Show to become a three day show. Many provincial shows in Queensland are conducted over three days and it has been suggested that we have
enough attractions to make it possible. So, what do you think? Survey forms will be available over the weekend and wewould certainly appreciate your opinion.
Please have a great time at the Mudgeeraba Show.