Fun and festivities galore at Esk Show

Enjoy the thrills and spills as the mower racers return to the Esk Show this year. Picture: ESK SHOW SOCIETY?

The Esk show opens its gates to locals and visitors afar once again this Friday and Saturday with a strong year of entertainment in store over two glorious days.

The agricultural show will be celebrating its 120th year in 2024, with free rides offered to all attendees to celebrate. 

The entertainment lineup caters to all, featuring interactive roaming dinosaurs, exciting pig and lawn mower races, a thrilling wood chop competition with its elimination championship, an adorable animal nursery, dog ’em cars, and face paintings all happening on Saturday.

The show will kick off on Friday with a Campdraft event at the showgrounds as well as the new Stockman’s Challenge competition junior and open rides. 

Esk Show Society secretary Sally Jess said the society aims to provide a fresh lineup every year with the 120th year promising to be the biggest and best yet.

“We have a strong community here, and the show is about continuing to provide a meeting point for people to come and enjoy,” she said.

“Over the years, we try and introduce new attractions so people don’t get tired of the same show so we’re constantly evolving.

“People want to be involved in the Esk Show because it creates such a sense of community, with volunteers and stewards who come in and assist. 

“We’re bringing back the barrel races this year, we haven’t had them for a number of years, so its brought back by popular demand to be held after the fireworks on Saturday.”