Spudds and Dudds hit the mud

Utes filled the Lowood Showgrounds on Saturday 6 April for the 15th annual Lowood Spudds and Dudds B and S Ball. Pictures: JACOB HAYDEN

The 15th annual Lowood Spudds and Dudds B and S Ball revved up the Lowood Showgrounds on Saturday 6 April.

Utes and ute-lovers turned the Lowood Showgrounds into party town with vehicle displays, driving events and live entertainment.

Event organiser Jessica Anderson said Lowood was one of only two B and S balls in the state, with the other held in Goondiwindi.

“Everybody lives nice and close, it’s not many hours drive from Caboolture or Toowoomba, and Lowood’s a nice little town,” Jessica said.

“We do it for the fun, and for the utes, and to get together and socialise.”

The B and S put on a special show for its 15th anniversary with circle work, barrel racing and the rev-off, Jessica’s favourite event.

“You can hear the utes rev, it’s an adrenaline rush,” she said.

“This year should have been 16 but we missed one with COVID in 2020.

“We’re going back to our first ever band, we’ve got midnight curfew which is my cousin Brady and his band, and then we’ve got Mik Oberle.

“They were the very first band back in 2009, so we’ve gone back to our roots.”