A crowd of over 1000 flocked to the Inglewood Show last weekend to see an outstanding range of talent and events.
“It was hot, dry and dusty… but we love that,” says Show Society President Phil Clark.
The temperature didn’t hold back the crowds who came from Brisbane to St George… but the real heat was in the hen house.
Phil said the poultry section was packed to the rafters with feathers and fun.
Other highlights included the campdraft which had strong support with 650 runs.
Phil said the turnout was impressive given there were four other campdrafts in the 400km district that weekend.
But it was the noisy events that drew the real crowds, from the tractor pull to the chainsaw and ute events.
Prize winners were commended across the board, but it was Jim Flood who stood out from the crowd, taking out the bush dog title despite suffering from motor neurone disease.
Mr Flood thinks it will be the last year that he is able to compete due to his illness, and there was no disputing he deserved the award.
Like most country shows, some would say there were too many cooks in the kitchen… but the judges weren’t complaining!
Plenty of delicious food was on display in the cookery section, but Phil’s famous jam drops were a cookie-cut above the rest.
“I threw out a challenge to the community… anyone who could beat me in the jam drop competition and the working dog competition, I’d give them a hundred bucks!” he said.
Luckily for Phil he had the jam drops in the basket (or in the cookie jar!), but Mr Flood beat him fair and square when it came to the dogs.
All in all it was a successful event, and planning is already underway for next year’s show with talk of introducing an inventor’s competition.