12 October, 2022
Third time’s a charm: Tooraweenah show set to go ahead this weekend
Two cancellations and a pandemic later, the 106th Tooraweenah Show is set to go ahead.
and locals got stuck into the working bee held over
the past weekend, and got the grounds looking schmick
for the big day.
Tooraweenah show society secretary, Kristy Gale,
said the working bee was a huge success, with the most
helpers they had had in years.
“We had about 25 people with lots of young locals
getting in and giving a hand,” she said.
The show will boast local talent, stores, entertainment
and more, starting with horse events throughout
“We already have quite a few entries for the
horse events and once the sunny forecast comes in, I’m
sure they’ll just streamline through,” said Mrs Gale.
“We have lots of talented locals who are excited to get
in the ring.”
Making the management of the show that little bit
easier, the organisers received a grant in recent months
to bring the show online.
“So now all of our entries can
be done online, and it’s made the process so much easier,
and I can already see that’s bringing in more contestants,”
said Mrs Gale.
Horse events by day, and rodeo by night, bucking
bulls and team penning are just some of the events ready
to take place from the afternoon onwards.
Mrs Gale says this year’s rodeo is set to be one of the
biggest, with full steam ahead rain, hail, or shine.
lots of events within the rodeo and I definitely think
it’s going to be a highlight. Inland Rail
has given us a sponsorship for the rodeo,
so we’re grateful for their support and
can’t wait to put on a great show.”
To compliment the rodeo, live music
by Leon Cunningham will play late into
This year’s show is a chance to showcase
the new office building which has
been constructed in the last year.
“That’s the big new administration
building that went up this year,” said Mrs
“The administration building is in the
line of other buildings that have been or
have plans to be renovated. Next on the
list is the toilet block.
“Hopefully by next
year’s show we will have a new toilet up
In what feels like a long time coming,
the Tooraweenah Show committee are
bursting at the seams for this weekend.
President Ben Gale is excited to finally
have a show under his presidency, after
being in the role for close to three years.
“We’re just looking forward to just having a show at the moment. After two year’s no show, we’ve got lots of things to look forward to,” said Mrs Gale.