It’s almost time for the 146th annual Glencore Singleton Show to be held on Friday 21 and Saturday 22, September hosted by the Northern Agricultural Association.
There’s an action packed program of events again this year, with plenty of entertainment for all members of the family – no matter what your interests.
It all kicks off when Sideshow Alley opens on Friday at 10am with plenty of rides to keep the little kids (and big ones!) amused for hours.
Enjoy time strolling through the pavilions looking at the horticulture, poultry, cooking, arts and photography.
The kids will be kept busy with the myriad of entertainment including reptile displays, the animal nursery, showbags, face-painting, plus a visit from Rexie the 6 month old baby T-Rex, and Cera the two week old Triceratops. Rexie is 4 metres long, 2.5 metres tall, and his realistic movements and sounds will have you wondering if dinosaurs really are extinct.
Friday night is a big one; get there early to snag a seat ringside for the Bullride from 6:30pm. Watch all the thrills and spills, and even two local riders go head to head with two local bulls. Enjoy a meal from the bistro, a drink from the bar, and then stay to rock on with music from our very special guest, CMC Award Winners ‘Tailgate Drive’ playing straight after the last bull bucks.
Saturday sees Horse Events and Showjumping in the ring from early, as well as Working Dog Trials and Beef Cattle judging. Saturday afternoon and evening is what it’s all about; that’s the time to find a seat in the historic Grandstand and settle in for the back-to-back entertainment in the ring.
After the Official Show Opening at 2pm you’ll see the announcement of the Singleton Showgirl winner, woodchop events, the Young Farmers Challenge, dog high jump, post-split events, and who could forget the Show favourite - the Australian Wife Carrying Titles.
Contestants enter the Australian Wife Carrying Titles from all over the nation and it’s no wonder. First prize is a travel package to Finland to compete in the World Wife Carrying Championships in 2019.
Entries are now open. But without a doubt the crowd favourite this year will be the famous Rooftop Express and their ‘Heroes of the Outback’ Show. A first class arena spectacular that features awe-inspiring horsemanship, world first stunts and true blue Australian comedy. Its lovable bush characters and amusing storyline encourages crowd participation and family fun.
The Rooftop team saddle up with an all-star line-up of horses, dogs, cattle and their unmistakably blue IVECO trucks on Saturday evening, with a show that is sure to get hearts racing and whips cracking. But don’t make plans to leave the Show before the excitement of the Demolition Derby and of course the kids favourite, our traditional fireworks display.
Tickets are only $15 for adults, aged pensioner $10, child 13-16 years $10, 5-12 years $5, and under 5 years free. Family passes (2 adults and 2 children) are $40.
For more information on the Singleton Show, check out our website www.singletonshow.com