FUN FOR ALL: Renee Calaghan, with her daughters Sadie and Harriet, enjoying a day at the Dirranbandi Show.
FUN FOR ALL: Renee Calaghan, with her daughters Sadie and Harriet, enjoying a day at the Dirranbandi Show. Karen Berry

Dirranbandi draws a crowd

THE Dirranbandi Show proved a massive hit with locals and visitors as it drew crowds from across the country to attend the spectacular two-day event.

The 94th year of the family event was opened with an enthralling campdraft on Friday morning before a full day of drawcards on Saturday entertained audiences.

The show was officially opened by special guests, Luke and Cody Cook, the charismatic larrikins from Dalby who starred on House Rules.

Dirranbandi Show president Benn Wilson said the two gentlemen were a delight to be around and had their audience in stitches.

"Luke and Cody did a

very good job, they're both very down-to-earth boys

and were certainly crowd pleasers, there's no doubt about that,” he said.

The Crack-up Sisters

were also immensely popular with families

and offered three different comedy shows through Saturday.

In the Dirranbandi Showgirl competition, Georgia Hoolihan took top honours while Jaynee Hill finished runner up.

The rodeo delighted hundreds of onlookers who had gathered to watch death-defying displays of riding.

The grand finale of the night was left to Seleen McAlister and her concert was a fitting way to wrap up what had been a fantastic two-day program.

Mr Wilson said the show would continue to make the weekend affordable for families going forward for next year.

"It's always about keeping the event as cost-friendly as possible for everyone to bring the whole family out for an enjoyable day,” he said.

"The event is a great way of showcasing our community's talents and putting as much of that on display as we can.”


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