Iconic Silver City Show to return after three-year absence

Dodgem cars, Kamikaze, the Ferris Wheel, it’s all coming back, and more, after a three-year wait.

Say hello to the soon-to-be-on-again Silver City Show, making a welcome return to Broken Hill this September.

“We will have a couple of new rides, which will be a surprise for everyone, as well as the usual rides like the twister, dodgem cars and children’s rides,” Silver City Show Committee Secretary, Shareen Johnstone, said.

Mayor Tom Kennedy says he would like to see as many people attend the Show as possible.

The Show was hit by the waves of the Covid pandemic and so couldn’t open, and there were even concerns it would never return, but the doubters have been proven wrong and it looks like we’re in for another barnstormer of an event.

“We need to support the Silver City Show,” says the Mayor. “As a council, we have helped with funding but we need the people of Broken Hill to get behind the Show and attend so it can become financially secure for the future.”

Broken Hill City Council had previously given the Show a $15,000 lifeline and at July’s full Council meeting councillors spoke fondly about the Show and how much it has meant to locals.

New competitions at this year’s Show will include the Mens’ Chocolate Cake Bake and the Garden in Boot.

The men must bake a cake using the same recipe posted on the Silver City Show Facebook page next week (just in case you need to practice).

The Garden in a Boot competition includes all types of boots, including cement boots.

$100 prizes will go to the winners of these competitions.

Arena Action

An exciting event will be speed-shearing with an Open category first prize of $1000. Other categories include Senior, Intermediate, Novice and Women’s.

The Silver City Horse Show will be on again with events including Western Ring, Mounted Games, Encouragement Ring, Hacking Ring and Topsy Ring.

Are you entering arts and crafts?

The arts and crafts competitions will showcase Broken Hill’s up-and-coming creatives.

Painting, drawing, sculpture, knitting, sewing, and other crafts will be on display in this section.

People are reminded to deliver their entries to the showgrounds between September 8 to 11 for judging on September 12.

For the green fingers in town there is also the fruit and veg competition, entries are to be submitted before midday on September 15.

Another exciting competition is the most popular animal in the Animal Nursery.

A box with a coin slot will be at the front of each pen and you can donate coins in these to vote for your favourite animal.

The animal that receives the most money is the winner.

Ms Johnstone said there are still stalls available in the pavilions for sellers.

They are going at cut-price of $66 for a three-metre square booth for three days.

The Silver City Show will start at 5pm on Thursday September 15 and continue on the Friday and Saturday at Memorial Oval.

Check out the Silver City Show Facebook page here for updates:

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