Marburg Show stands out

The cattle section in the march at the 2023 grand parade. Pictures: MARBURG SHOW SOCIETY

Prepare for an extraordinary day as the 103rd annual Marburg Show kicks off this Saturday, 11 May, with a lineup of events guaranteeing a family-friendly experience.

This year’s lineup has plenty for the kids, including a 9D virtual reality simulator, balloon darts games, sideshow alley rides, and an activity castle.

Animal lovers will get the opportunity to witness plenty of farm animal favourites, with miniature goats, horses and donkeys all being exhibited in their respective competitions and during the grand parade.

D’aguilar Wildlife will showcase reptile information shows throughout the day, with Ottaba llamas on showcase and piglets in action at the popular pig races.

Judging competitions will get underway with the stud beef and show jumping categories at 9am, with ute judging commencing at 12pm.

The Amberley Pipe Band will perform at 1pm, just before the show’s grand parade kicks off in the centre ring at 1:30pm.

Walter Whip and The Flames will crack open the night’s entertainment, followed by fireworks and a performance from the farewell singer, pulling the curtains on a fantastic, jam-packed day.

Marburg Show Society vice president Barb Frohloff encouraged everyone to come along to celebrate a fantastic event for the town

“It brings the community together, it’s a fun day out for the family, and it provides people with an outlet to compete and exhibit across the various competition categories,” she said.

“There’s a draw for kids with a chance to win a bike at 4pm.

“There will be two bikes someone can win.

“Any child who pays to get into the show up to the age of primary school will get an entry into those bikes.

“We’ve also got a Lego competition and display, which is a big draw for kids and adults.

“We’ve had that for three years now, and it keeps getting bigger and bigger.”