Planning goes ahead for 2020 Bribbaree Show

Last year's Bribbaree Show. Photo: file
Last year's Bribbaree Show. Photo: file

There is some great news for locals after the meeting of the Bribbaree Show Committee earlier this week with the decision made the 2020 Show planning will continue to go ahead.

The organisers of the 94th Annual Bribbaree Show are still pressing ahead with their plans for the 2020 show on Saturday October 3, 2020.

The show is held annually on the Saturday of the long weekend.

The all new executive committee consisting of president Maryann Schiller, secretary Emma Whitechurch and treasurer Kathy Tetley are preparing for the show to be ready in case they get the green light to go ahead despite not knowing if restrictions will be lifted enough to allow for the show to proceed.

"We took on our new roles hoping to revamp the show and really make it the show worth coming out of the bigger towns for," Emma Whitechurch said.

"So it is very unfortunate that all this has happened, but we are hoping that one way or another we will be able to hold a community event this year and that our first show as the new committee will be the biggest and best yet, whether that be in 2020 or 2021."

The first Bribbaree Show was held in 1926 and, located 50kms from Young, boasts an array of attractions from yard dog trials and horse events to pavilion exhibits, farmers challenges and a highly competitive tug of war.

While the future of this years show is still unknown, the organisers are asking anyone who is a current member, steward or judge, or those who would like to become one to visit the newly revamped website or email to provide their contact details.

Updates on the show can also be found on their Facebook page 'Bribbaree Show Society'.

The committee will be holding its next meeting on July 13.

Through the website members can join, trade stalls/feed vans can book sites, and sponsors can provide details of sponsorship.

At the time of going to print there was still no word on the annual Young Show for 2020 despite efforts from the Young Witness in reaching out to the Show committee.

Several shows across the region, including Junee have already cancelled their 2020 events.