Show 13 March 2021
THE PRESIDENT WELCOMES YOU
On behalf of the management committee of the Oakey Agricultural Pastoral and Rodeo Society welcome to the 2021 show season. Being the last show on the Darling Downs in 2020 and also in Queensland, is one title I would prefer not to have had. My wish is that 2021 will be a less challenging year for rural shows in Queensland and for the entire community.
Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid 19 and to ensure the safety of volunteers and patrons, the committee made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 B & B Rodeo until February 2022. Our committee looks forward to the return of our Annual Rodeo in twelve months time.
The 113th Annual Oakey Show will be held on Saturday the 13th of March. This year the show will be somewhat different to previous shows, as we work through the requirements of a Covid Safe Show for the community. The committee intends to bring a community event with something for all ages to see and do.
Horse events, Stud Beef and Prime Cattle will be on show as well as Fine Art, Farm Produce, Floriculture and Handcraft and Home Cookery. Side Show Alley will be operating as well as a variety of stalls.
This year we are very excited to be the host of the “smOking the dOwns” competition at this year’s Oakey Show. The competition will be held over the 12th and 13th of March with the opportunity for patrons to observe the talents of very keen competitors and their smoking equipment.
To celebrate this major event the theme of the 2021 Oakey Show is Smokin on the Downs.
Ms Jolie Williamson Oakey Showgirl 2020 and Ms Hayley Osborne Rural Ambassador will continue to represent our show society for 2021. Jolie and Hayley will have the opportunity to attend the Darling Downs Judging of their sections at Toowoomba show in 2021 as well as visit other local shows around the district. Due to Covid 19 these events did not eventuate in 2020.
Our Annual Team Penning event will return later this year as this event was also cancelled last year due to Covid 19.
None of these events would be possible without the outstanding commitment of our sponsors, volunteers, members and committee. I look forward to seeing you at one or all of our events in 2021.
PO Box 91, Oakey 4401
TEL: Contact: 0456 021 478