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  • 2016 TAROOM SHOW- PAVILION RESULTS

    PAVILION: Knitting & Crochet Class 5001 PULLOVER or CARDIGAN any size: 1 Lyn Batey, 2 Gay-leigh Bryan Class 5002 INFANTS GARMENT or ARTICLE any yarn: 1 Lyn Batey, 2 Lyn Batey Class 5003 GARMENT or ARTICLE IN KNITTING any yarn: 1 Gay-leigh Bryan, 2 Lyn Batey Class 5004 SENIOR CITIZEN’S ARTICLE OF HAND KNITTING (65 […]
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  • 2016 TAROOM SHOW- HORSE AND CATTLE RESULTS

    RING RESULTS: Champion led show Hunter exhibit- Sam Pollard and Washington DC (sponsored by Max and Janice Merritt) Champion show Hunter pony- Katie Bunker and Shooting Star (sponsored by Saddleworld Horse & Rider Rockhampton) Champion show Hunter Galloway- Ashleigh Phillips and Badger (sponsored by Saddleworld Horse & Rider Rockhampton) Champion show Hunter hack- Clancy Smith […]
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  • MISS SHOWGIRLS ANNOUNCED AT LADIES LUNCHEON

    The Taroom Show Society’s annual Ladies Luncheon is one of the most popular events on the Taroom social calendar, and this year’s event on April 16 did not disappoint. A record number of tickets were sold within several days. Over 90 women attended the luncheon at the Taroom Showgrounds to witness the presentations of the […]
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  • TAROOM TO HOST STATE SHOWJUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS

    It’s shaping up to be a massive year for the Taroom Show Society– so far the committee has enjoyed wins at the inaugural Queensland Shows Awards, the show society is preparing to host the South West Queensland subchamber regional finals in June, and it’s been confirmed that Taroom will also host the Queensland showjumping championships. […]
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  • SUNWATER JOINS TAROOM SHOW AS MAJOR SPONSOR

    We are thrilled to announce SunWater as the major sponsor of the fireworks display at the Taroom Show. The fireworks will be held on final night of the show, on Tuesday 3 May. The fireworks have always been one of the greatest traditions of the show, and continue to be a family favourite. SunWater makes a significant […]
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  • COMMERCIAL CATTLE INCENTIVES

    Now is the time to start drafting out any potential champions for this year’s commercial cattle section at the Taroom Show, to be held on May 2 and 3. Commercial cattle committee member Melissa Hopkins said that even though the wonderful break in the season has only just arrived, producers should make an extra effort […]
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  • TAROOM DOMINATES INAUGURAL SHOW AWARDS

    The Taroom Show Society has dominated the inaugural Queensland shows awards, with the announcements made at an agri-gala dinner at the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) conference on January 16. Christie McLennan won the emerging leader category, while the Taroom Show Society was named runner-up in the best innovation category for their media campaign. […]
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  • 2015-2016 COMMITTEE ELECTED

    The Taroom Show Society held its annual general meeting on October 16, where all executives were voted back into their various positions. Shane Williams will take the reins as president for the third year running, while Jess Oliver returns to the secretary position. Kim Hay remains as treasurer, Don Lethbridge as vice president and Ben […]
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  • TAROOM SHOW SOCIETY AGM NOTICE

    The Taroom Show Society will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, 16 October 2015, at the Taroom Golf Club. The committee intends to start the meeting at 5.30pm, where new executives will be voted in. The AGM will also include a motion regarding the changing of the Taroom Show Society’s financial institution. A brief […]
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  • TAROOM SHOW THANKS ALL INVOLVED

    The Taroom Show Society would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make the 2015 show such a special event. To all the sponsors, competitors and exhibitors, judges and stewards, trade displays, patrons and families, volunteers and committee members- everyone played a part and we would like to recognise that. Some […]
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  • NELL WINS STATE FRUIT CAKE COMP

    The South West subchamber is beaming with pride after several of its competitors notched up some impressive wins at the recent Brisbane Exhibition. Nell Blackley, representing the Taroom Show Society, won the prestigious Queensland dark rich fruit cake competition for 2015. Mrs Blackley said she never expected the win in her ‘wildest dreams’. “It’s been […]
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  • NELL BLACKLEY QUALIFIES FOR STATE FINALS

    Taroom’s very own Nell Blackley has again proved she can whip up a winner, taking out the dark rick fruit cake competition for the third time in five years. Her recent win at the South West subchamber regional finals, held in St George on June 27, means she will now contest the Queensland finals which […]
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  • JUNIOR SHOWGIRLS SHINE AT SHOW

    The future of the Taroom Miss Showgirl competition looks bright, as over 15 girls lined up for the junior Showgirl competition at this year’s show. Melissa Hopkins and Ayla McIntyre judged the two categories, being the Miss Junior Showgirl aged 8-12 years and the Miss Junior Princess aged under 8 years. All the entrants spoke […]
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  • NATALYA, NELL TO CONTEST REGIONAL FINALS

    The South West subchamber regional finals are fast approaching, with the annual event to be held on 27 June in St George this year. Flying the flag for Taroom will be Natalya Schumacher as the Taroom Miss Showgirl, and Nell Blackley who will compete in the dark rich fruit cake competition. Nell won the dark […]
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  • SOME BRIEF RESULTS

    Members Only Draw: 1st Adam and Benita Hay (Taroom Hardware $50 voucher, Taroom IGA $50 voucher, Taroom Butchery $30 voucher, Tyrepower Taroom $30 voucher, Phipps Mechanical $30 voucher, and the Taroom Pharmacy $30 voucher) 2nd Bob Petrie (Taroom Vet Surgery $25 voucher and Landmark Taroom a bag of dog biscuits) 3rd Brian and Tara Lovett […]
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  • TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE IN THERMOMIX RAFFLE

    Tickets are still available for the show society’s Thermomix raffle. First prize is a Thermomix valued at $2089, and second is a $100 IGA voucher. All prizes can be freighted directly to winners, so anyone is more than welcome to enter. Tickets are $5 each and are available from the Taroom Pharmacy, the Taroom Newsagency, […]
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  • SANTOS GLNG TOWN AND COUNTRY PAVILION

    The Santos GLNG Town and Country Pavilion is a new and exciting concept to this year’s show program. The pavilion will be packed with a variety of stalls and displays, a stage for demonstrations throughout the two days, and a relaxing area to sit and catch up with family and friends. Hospitality students from the […]
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  • GATE CHANGES

    This year the main gate will be the only access to the showgrounds during the show. The cattle gate will be closed for a majority of the show, except for 6am-9am on Monday allowing exhibitor access to the pavilions, and 9pm- 7am (Mon & Tues) allowing pedestrians only to walk home after the night entertainment […]
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  • SHOWGIRLS ANNOUNCED!

    Natalya Schumacher has been announced as the 2015 Taroom Miss Showgirl, while Emma Becker was awarded the runner-up title. In the Showgirl princess section, Ebony Robinson was runner-up to Tanika Lovett. The Showgirl presentations were made at the second annual ladies luncheon on Saturday the 18th April, which this year featured a hands on approach […]
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  • LAST CHANCE TO GET INTO MEMBERS DRAW

    The Members Only Draw will again take place at this year’s show on Tuesday 5, following the official opening at 1pm. Many local businesses must be thanked for their continued support and efforts. Contributors for first prize include the Taroom Hardware ($50 voucher), Taroom IGA ($50 voucher), Taroom Butchery ($30 voucher), Tyrepower Taroom ($30 voucher), […]
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  • LOCAL COOKING STARS GET READY TO BAKE

    The 2014 men’s chocolate cake class proved a huge hit for both competitors and spectators alike. The class attracted a record 17 entries, and rumour has it several men practised regularly in the lead up to the show. Five of the chocolate cakes were auctioned off by Luke Hopkins, to raise $486 for the Taroom […]
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  • TAROOM NAMED IN FUTURE STARS RUN

    Amongst a grand prix and several world cups, the Taroom Show has been selected as one of ten events where showjumpers can earn points for the Aitken’s Saddlery Future Star of 2015 award. The Aitken’s series is now in its sixth year, and it aims to promote consistent performances from up and coming futurity level […]
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  • ROBERTSON’S, QTC THANKED FOR SPONSORSHIP

    The Taroom Show Society would like to take this opportunity to thank Robertson’s Transport and the Queensland Truck Centre (QTC) for their valued sponsorship. Both businesses have supported the Taroom Show financially for over ten years each, and their generosity has allowed the show jumping section to become one of the best on the circuit. […]
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  • GET YOUR PETS READY FOR PARADE

    Are your children looking for a section to compete in at the Taroom Show this year? Well, look no further than the prestigious and rather entertaining Taroom Vet Surgery’s Pet Parade. Categories include the best dressed pet, the most obedient pet, and the most unusual pet. There is also the friendliest pet award and the […]
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  • NEW HUNTER FEATURE IN HORSE PROGRAM

    The Taroom Show Society’s ring committee have introduced a Hunter feature section to the 2015 program. The new event will run on Sunday, May 3 at 5pm and will continue under lights. Led classes will be split into Hunter pony, Hunter Galloway and Hunter hack, with a champion and reserve to be judged. In the […]
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  • CONGRATULATIONS TO VP DON LETHBRIDGE

    The Taroom Show Society’s vice president Don Lethbridge has been named the Banana Shire Council’s 2015 senior sportsperson of the year.
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