Over 6,000 people enjoyed all that was on offer at the action-packed Central Coast Regional Show held at the Gosford Showgrounds on April 29 and 30.
“The new configuration of space really worked, with the main entertainment stage placed in a huge marquee in a central tarmac area and another trackside that always had full audiences,” said Chair of the Gosford Showgrounds Trust, Ms Roma Stonestreet.
“With the weather outstanding, the happy mood of the event never wavered, performances from the Brisbane Water and Central Coast Concert Bands setting the tone early on both days,” Ms Stonestreet said.
“The many crowd favourites included the IWA Pro Wrestling, Farmer Dave and the Canine Roadshow, the Vanguard Medieval Combat and Displays, the Sporting Horse Shootout on the main arena, and the always favourite animal nursery, pony rides and carnival rides.
“The great food and trade stands were kept busy on both days, the halls were full of various agricultural competitions and plenty of blue ribbons were won.
“Mr Don Burke OAM officially opened the show, giving very positive comments on the make-up of the show and the importance of keeping this community event going.
“Special congratulation to 2017 Teen Showgirl Winner, Ms Maikiira Barber, and Runner-Up, Jemma Massoud-Psaila.
“Another special competition was the Dress Up Pet Parade, the owners being very inventive in their costumes.
The Border Collie, Lola the Wonder Woman, was a big favourite for Medium Pet, with Sunny the Sun Conia bird, which perched on the shoulder of owner 10 year old Marshall Davis throughout the show, was the overwhelming crowd and judges’ favourite for Most Unusual Pet and Grand Champion.
“The Saturday evening’s entertainment and fireworks was a real highlight, bringing crowds of almost 1,000 and lots of good feedback.
“The Central Coast Regional Show Committee of the Gosford Showground Trust will now go away and build on the success of this year so as to present an even better event for the community in 2018.”
Media release, May 2
Roma Stonestreet, Gosford Showground Trust