The Forbes Show was blessed with perfect weather last weekend with many people coming through the gates to enjoy the attractions, competitions and events. The Forbes Show Society sold out of the pre-sale ride tickets they had available in the lead up to the show and they received quite a new number of members this year.
“We were very lucky weather wise,” said Jan Facey who is finishing up her final official year as the Show Secretary. “All the pavilion entries were wonderful, the rides people were very happy with the crowd and overall it was a very good show. There were no major incidents and everything went well.” “The highlight for me was working with the
handicraft stewards who helped make my job easier when I had so much to do,” said Jan. “I’m looking forward to next year when I can actually get out and enjoy the show and see things for myself.”
The dog high jump events and hay stacking events both proved to be very popular again this year, and the beef cattle numbers were up. The centre ring was full of horses all weekend with show jumping and hacks competitions.
The winner of the Forbes Showgirl (18-24) competition was Stacey Clarke, who said “it has been a great experience to be part of this and has given me a greater knowledge and understanding of the rural community, and the ability to communicate with the Forbes community.”