Fun and sun at the 2021 Tully and District Show

The 2021 Tully & District Show Champion Bunch of Bananas was awarded to Sellars Bananas.

Brilliant blue skies and bright sunshine shone down on the 2021 Tully and District Show, held last Friday and Saturday, July 23 and 24, 2021. The Friday show day holiday in Tully and the beautiful weather saw many locals and visitors attend the show on both days.

The creative and the industrious were celebrated. There were pavilions with spaces dedicated to local horticulture, orchids, fruit and vegetables, farm produce, floral art, photographs and works of art, crafts and cooking, school exhibits, sugar cane, bananas, poultry, caged birds, pigeons, and dogs. 

Outdoor spaces displayed farm machinery, cattle, donkeys, llama, and a camel, amongst others. Radical Reptiles had a comprehensive collection of snakes on view to both educate and fascinate the crowds. 

Melvilles Animal Farm held their extremely popular duck races, with Duckingham Palace a clear favourite and winner. The Dinosaur Park, with its animated prehistoric giants, was also a big hit with children and adults alike.

Free roving entertainment was provided by Helly Hoops, Dinosaurs, and Lara the Clown.

A wide variety of side-shows suitable for all age groups were present and thoroughly enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. Appetites were also satisfied, with a wide selection of food and coffee vans and the kiosks run by the Rotary and Lions Clubs, and the Girl Guides’ Café.

At noon on Friday, Fashionistas revelled in the Pakall Fashion on Paddock in the Centre Ring.

Equine lovers enjoyed watching some nail-biting Show Jumping and those into bikes were on the edge of their seats during the two Aussie FMX Freestyle bikes displays. 

Other events included cattle handling, trade cattle judging, and lead horses. Saturday featured the Dog Show, Woodchops, and more show jumping.

The spectacular Above Ground Zero Fireworks display lit up the night sky on Friday evening and could be seen and heard many kilometres away. Evening revellers also enjoyed live music by Mates Rates, Dennis Dryden, and Nev Meline. 

Congratulations to the Tully & District Show Society, established in 1934 and thus, 87 years old, on the success of the 2021 Show, and also to all the exhibitors and competitors, who made it such a wonderful community event.

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