MAKING THE CUT: Woodchoppers at the Eidsvold Show last year.
MAKING THE CUT: Woodchoppers at the Eidsvold Show last year. File

Eidsvold Show: Large crowd walk through the gates

HUNDREDS of people walked through the gates of the 2016 Eidsvold Show, with organisers saying it was one of the most popular shows for the town in years.

Show Society president Anthony Coates said the return of the stud cattle might the reason for the increase.

"Started off this morning with a bit of misery rain that we thought might spoil it, but it's cleared and it is a really spectacular day," Mr Coates said.

"Our crowd is way up on last year.

"Last year were competing with Beef 2015 which took a lot of our crowd away.

"We've got our stud cattle section back this year, which brings some more people."

Mr Coates said last month's Charity Cattle Drive could be another reason for the increased crowds.

"The promotion the cattle drive brought to the area put in peoples minds how much of a strong district Eidsvold is," Mr Coates said.

"The awareness the cattle drive brought to Eidsvold and the North Burnett area has had a flow on to the turn up today.

"If you're in the news, you're in the news and people start to follow it."

One of the biggest changes at the 2016 show was featuring the woodchopping in front of the main ring.

"Great change to have the woodchop out here in front of the crowd," Mr Coates said.

"You get a lot of the old people who are here for the pavilion sitting around the woodchoppers."

"I've enjoyed the day so far and have got around to all the different sections."

The show finished with fireworks and a disco.


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