THE Bushy Park Show has confirmed its comeback date, with Sunday, February 27 the day to mark on your calendars.
The one-off event signifies the return of events to the Bushy Park Showgrounds, after cancellations of the 2021 show, as well as the Bushy Park Food Truck Muster.
Bushy Park Show Society president Neville Fenton said the new set of restrictions were far more manageable for the organisers who were hoping that the return of many show favourites, as well as some new exhibits, would bring about a big crowd.
“We had 4000 people at our last show, so we’re hoping we can get close to our limit of 5000 this year,” said Mr Fenton.
“We’re having special wood-chopping events, the poultry display will be coming back for the first time in 20-plus years, as well as an animals’ nursery, stud sheep and cattle and dairy goats.”
Mr Fenton also said many of the food trucks that were lined up to attend the Bushy Park Food Truck Muster earlier this year would be making a return.
After a meeting last week, the date was decided to run the 147th show on the grounds a week later than the usual weekend, so to not clash with the Bothwell Bicentennial.
“We share the CWA, the Axemen and the Lions Club with other shows, and we didn’t want to try to compete with anyone.”
“It will be just before the hop harvest begins in Bushy Park, if not the very first week, so it will be a safe time to run the show.”
Mr Fenton said he was thankful for sponsors, like Hirequips, who had already given their support to the show, as well as the loyal committee, who have held together through difficulties in the past year.
“It takes a bit to pick up the pace again, apart from coming and maintaining the ground, there isn’t much to do, we’ve been lucky the committee has stayed together.”
“After Covid, we were doubtful we would get a lot of sponsors, so it’s good to have support already.”