Mt Larcom Show brings huge crowds to the region

Mt Larcom Show brings huge crowds to the region

Record crowds flocked to the Mount Larcom last month for the annual Mt Larcom Show.

President Michael Wallace said given last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID-19 it was great to have the community’ support.

“Everyone was saying how much they enjoyed this year’s show, and that they have never seen a crowd like it before,” he said.

“On behalf of the organising committee, I would like to thank everyone who visited the show, took part in the show and supported the show whether that be as a volunteer or a sponsor.

“We certainly couldn’t put on the region’s favourite family-friendly agricultural show without the community’s support.”

Michael’s highlights from the weekend include the wood cutting competitions, which this year hosted 2021 STIHL Timbersports Australian Trophythird place Laurance O’Toole, and the Matherson Crane Hire $40,000 Ball Drop.

No one was lucky enough to take out the cash prize, with one competitor coming within30cm of the goal, but $3000, including a $500 from Gladstone Battery World, was raised for charity, with half going to the Gladstone Hospital Auxiliary Service and half to the Royal FlyingDoctor Service.

The Mount Larcom & District Show has been running continuously since 1919, except for a break during the war years, and last year due to COVID-19.

The show committee is now enjoying a well-deserved break, but said they will be back, planning for a huge 2022 event soon.

If you would like to get involved email them a president@mtlarcomshow.com.au.