Punters brave brisk weather

IT was wet, muddy and cold, but droves of people still turned out for a bumper Lowood Show.

Organisers considered cancelling the show at one stage on Saturday morning but instead strong support from the community saw the popular country spectacle go ahead.

Equestrian showjumping was cancelled after an inspection of the arena by show officials made the decision that the grounds were “too wet to continue the events safely”.

The grand parade only showcased cattle, as many horse owners had already escaped the bleak conditions, calling it a day and taking their animals home.

There were few, if any, people enjoying the rides in sideshow alley, instead turning a blind eye to the otherwise popular rides and finding cover in the pavilions, admiring the hard work and dedication put in by the region's farmers to grow the best produce.

Hot foods were also a crowd favourite, with many people avoiding the ice-cream stands and heading straight for the hot chips.

Story courtesy of the Queensland Times


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