Marburg show delivers a great day in the sun

Ute enthusiasts, Jake Lucas and David Laurie of Dalby were checking out the Holden ute belonging to Simon Watts of Caboolture (right). Simon loves circle work and barrel racing in his ute and was disappointed that some of these events did not proceed at Marburg. He attended with other members of the Dukes Utes club and put on a fine display for show goers.

The whole Marburg township was packed with cars on Saturday as locals and visitors made a beeline to the Marburg Show.

With fine weather and an all-day ring program ending with fireworks at 7pm, the Show Society brought in a huge range of attractions, including several different car and ute displays, a parade of motorcycles, lawn mower racing and the traditional judging of horses, led and ridden, as well as beef cattle.

There was plenty of craft, caged birds, poultry, art, cookery and other items in the pavilions and outside were many stalls with local politicians, utes, the Amberley Pipes and Drums Band, llamas, donkeys, pig racing and face painting. Tallegalla girl Kendra Loveday was having her long locks clipped and getting a lot of support for her fundraising campaign. Linking it all together was a land train, a big attraction for the littlies. Cameron Thompson attended and took these pictures.