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Show ends with a bang

After three fun-filled days, the Silver City Show has come to an end for another year. With fan favourites such as carnival rides and sideshow games, as well as new attractions like the motorcycle stunt show and Dinkum Dinosaurs, there was entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Revenue at the gate exceeded expectations, and combined with positive feedback on the overall event from showgoers and both market and food stallholders, the committee is excited about the prospect of hosting an equally — if not more — successful show next year.

“The amount that taken on the gates indicates that there was a high number of people that came into the show, which is a reward for working so hard as a committee – our success is due to the committee – and very useful to put towards the next Show for the purpose of the community,” Silver City Pastoral and Agricultural Association Secretary, Jody Whitehair, told the Barrier Truth.

“We got positive feedback on the seating – the tables and chairs –, the rides, and the new food stalls. We had people comment on the fact that they were able to sit down with their family after buying meals and go and sit in the cool under the air conditioning, so that was awesome [feedback] and an indication that we’d done the right thing there.”

While the 2023 Silver City Show has just concluded, plans are already underway to make next year’s event bigger and better. Fresh and new ideas are in the pipeline, including extending the food court area and adding more country flair to the event.

“We’re going to look at try and get woodchopping in and just trying to do a display and other ideas from other new committee members so we’re always looking for new ideas. Hopefully next year it’ll be more of a country theme, we’ll get the country people involved and have the sheepdog trials and more horses,” Ms Whitehair said.

“There were some stallholders that gave us feedback by way of next year to go with the country theme and maybe have bales of hay around the place to sit on when they’re watching the fireworks and they’re watching the other displays.”

PICTURE: (Left) Charlea Barron revels in the views from the Ferris Wheel; (Right) Isabella Toigo proudly displays her award-winning masterpiece from this year’s arts pavilion.

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