17 November, 2023
New dates for Kilcoy Show
Dates for next year’s Kilcoy Show were announced while Miriam Gittins was awarded Honorary Life Membership, as Kilcoy Pastoral Agricultural and Industrial Society members gathered at the Kilcoy Showgrounds last Sunday.
The members had a meet and greet with the volunteers, sponsors and donors of the 2023 Show, while other attendees included community members keen to be involved with next year’s Show.
After the 2023 Kilcoy Show was held on May 12 and 13, it was decided to schedule the 2024 show for July 26 and 27 to avoid coinciding with any other shows in the area.
The committee said this also meant more trade stalls, show rides, and the return of the woodchopping, Prime Beef and Stud Beef. With the 2024 Show set to be the 101st for Kilcoy, the committee said there were a few other ideas that would be a huge asset to the Show.
Miriam’s award, meanwhile, came after she served as secretary from 1970 to 1980 and was an active committee member for about 30 years.
Upon receiving the award, Miriam gave a very positive and uplifting speech about her years with the Kilcoy Show Society. Two other positions within the Kilcoy Show Society were awarded to Trevor Wessling (patron) and Zandra Hollworth (patroness).