A spectacle of tradition

Lowood Show Society president Lynell Jendra encourages everyone to celebrate everything great about show season and Lowood this 14-15 June . Picture: FILE

The Lowood Annual Show will open its gates for the 117th time this 14-15 June, as it once again welcomes locals and visitors to experience a showcase of entertainment and section displays that define the region’s uniqueness.

Lowood Show Society president Lynell Jendra said this year’s lineup offers an exciting lineup of entertainment, while showcasing the region’s talents through an array of great sections.

“We’ve got Troppo Magic, he was here last year and he’s back by popular demand,” she said.

“We have Midnight Curfew playing throughout the afternoon, and the Hula Hoop Brisbane lady will be doing stilt walking, balloon twisting and bubbles.

“This year’s show, we’ve got 11 schools showcasing for school work, which is great in showcasing our student’s talents.

“For animal displays we’ve got Miniature Goats on Saturday, and the dogs on the Friday.

“This year the the cage birds, are aiming to have a big display along with the poultry.

“We’ve got the usual favourites back with the fireworks, demolition derby, circle work, and lawnmower racing as well.”

Mrs Jendra has been involved with agricultural shows since childhood, and has been president of the Lowood Show for the past seven years.

She said the show had always been a fantastic family day out, and is a great event for bringing the community together.

“I was born and bred into agricultural shows,” she said.

“My dad used to show produce, and then he was secretary for a number of years in Lowood during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

“I grew up as a young child, helping him, and then I started exhibiting when I was about eight or nine years old in school with needlework and schoolwork.

“The kids love to come now that we’ve got schoolwork back, they love to come and see their school displays.

“Poultry has been very strong for the last couple of years since we revamped the building, and Horses will be interesting this year.

“This year, we will be having a draw for a free family pass to Australia Zoo.

“So every family that comes through during the day will get a free ticket, and that will be drawn about 4.30 on Saturday afternoon.”