THAT'S A WRAP: Miss Showgirls Rachel Black and Ashleigh-Rose Rollings wave to the crowd during the 2017 Monto Show Parade.
THAT'S A WRAP: Miss Showgirls Rachel Black and Ashleigh-Rose Rollings wave to the crowd during the 2017 Monto Show Parade. Jack Lawrie

Monto Show excites crowd with new attractions

HUNDREDS came out to enjoy the 87th Monto Show over the weekend and the entertainment did not disappoint.

Sideshow alley was bustling with activity, getting busier and busier until the kick-off ceremony at 5.30pm Saturday.

Meanwhile, events such as the cake and art competition, wood cutting, horse sport and more kept people interested.

The event that was on everybody's lips from the first night's festivities was the Rooftop Express show, which brought the house down in it's first appearance at the Monto Showgrounds.

Rooftop Express creator David Manchon said people from rural towns such as Monto are the ones they try hardest to impress because they see them as peers.

Show volunteer Brianna Hockey said it was a different experience from previous shows.

"By comparison, with the rodeo the crowd's a little bit separated, but sideshow alley halted to watch that show,” Miss Hockey said.

They were still busy on Sunday with the end of day parade and open campdraft.


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