Third time lucky for show president Andrew

THE Bream Creek Showgrounds were packed last weekend as the show finally returning after a two-year break to entertain crowds for the 119th year.

It was a sweet moment for Andrew Bennett who, after three years, could finally welcome patrons into the showgrounds, three years into his tenure as President of the Bream Creek Show Society.

“My first show, in 2020 was cancelled a week before because of Covid, and last year we didn’t run at all.”

Limitations were placed on the capacity of the event, though Mr Bennett did point out that there must have been 4999 people in the showgrounds at any time.

“Up until this year we’ve never counted numbers, but we’ve usually worked on having about 5000, so to get that many on our return is amazing.”

Some highlights of the day included the spectacle of the tree felling competitions, the Bream Creek Iron Women race, the Bream Creek Show team whipping the kids in to a frenzy with the lolly toss, and Shane Newitt’s record-breaking pumpkin, setting a new show-record of 736kg.