2021 Tenterfield Show will be held on one day only

Last year's Tenterfield Show went ahead before the pandemic restrictions, when crowds were still able to gather. It won't be the case this year.
Last year's Tenterfield Show went ahead before the pandemic restrictions, when crowds were still able to gather. It won't be the case this year.

Tenterfield Show Society is breaking from tradition for this year only, holding the 2021 Show on one day instead of two.

Society members voted this week to hold the show on Saturday, 6 February, after considering the costs and volunteer hours required to hold a Covid-safe show over two days.

"Holding the show on one day will reduce demands on our volunteers and help us to contain the costs associated complying with Covid regulations," President Matt Duff said.

"But the change does not mean that show visitors will miss out on their favourite events. We have a very full program of entertainment, displays and activities, including crowd favourites such as the Farmers Challenge, Demolition Derby, NRA Rodeo, Grand Parade, Fireworks, show rides, and a non-stop ring program.

"These events are usually spread over two days, but in 2021, show visitors will be able to experience them all on the same day.

"We've made some changes to the program to make the most of the one day event, including bringing our official show opening forward to 8.30am on Saturday.

"The Society is also excited to have five entrants vying for the Tenterfield Miss Showgirl title, the highest number of participants in recent years. "

The show will have a strong local and agricultural focus, with cattle, sheep, poultry, and an Australian Stock Horse Society feature show.

There's also great family entertainment, including Murphy's Puppets, Reptile Kingdom, the Make It Tenterfield Children Arts and Crafts Program, the Makeiteers Fashion Parade, Pet Parade and children's games.

Although food handling restrictions prevent some pavilion sections from being held, the Show Society hopes that members of the public will support the floriculture, visual arts, junior arts, handcrafts, photography and woodcraft sections.

In order to prevent crowding in the main pavilion during set up, entries in the visual arts, junior arts, handcrafts and photography sections will be accepted at the secretary's office at any time up until 5pm on Friday, January 29.

Exhibitors in all sections are asked to check the closing dates for entries, as many are earlier than in previous years. Schedules can be found online at www.tenterfieldshow.org.au.

A full program will be available soon.

Tenterfield residents can meet the showgirls and buy ride passes and membership tickets at a street stall this Friday.

"Our committee has worked hard to present a great day and fun for the community on 6 February and we hope that members of the public will come allow to enjoy themselves and support the show," Mr Duff said.