You may not believe it, but after living just outside Chinchilla for a couple of years and visiting regularly for a couple of years before that, I’ve never made it to the Chinchilla Show. Until yesterday that was. As a kid the arrival of the show meant lots of excitement, anticipation and a new outfit. I’ve never lost my excitement for the show and I did put together a new outfit for my first ever Chinchilla Show.
I love how country shows bring the community together to celebrate all that’s good about the local area. This show didn’t disappoint. I saw grain, oats, pumpkins, paintings, plants, corn, handicrafts, fleece, ducks, cars, machinery and the rodeo. Congratulations needs to go to the Chinchilla A & P Association for putting together a great event.
The Chinchilla community is undergoing a massive transformation with the arrival of the Coal Seam Gas companies, and that transformation is not all positive. Regardless of this the community spirit was strong and it was good to see people getting together for a chin wag and a laugh.
I ventured into new territory and entered some of my crochet into the Chinchilla Show. I was amazed to see I picked up a number of awards, including a Champion Award. It feels good to be continuing a family tradition of winning awards for crochet at the show.
Here’s my photographic journey of the 2013 Chinchilla Show that will be forever etched in my memory as a great one.
I had a great time at the show and it’s time for me to get serious about getting my crochet entries together for the Royal Brisbane Show aka “The Ekka”.
What do you think about country shows?