2017 Blacktown Show hampered by 42mm of rain

Rain, hail or shine, the show must go on – but organisers will be hoping for better weather next time.

While Blacktown didn’t receive the volume or intensity of rain seen in other parts of the state, it was enough to deter many would-be showgoers.

Those who did brave the wet conditions enjoyed rides, show bags, a petting zoo, performances including Mount Druitt Aboriginal Indigenous Choir and Diamondstruck, and much more.

Rain did not hamper the much-anticipated events including wood chopping, freestyle motorcross, the ute muster, and Search for a Star talent quest. 

Blacktown Show Society secretary Terese Ryan said the show was “quite successful” despite the rain.

“There were no dramas, everything ran quite smoothly. The horticulture was an absolute success,” Ms Ryan said.

She said highlights included the caged bird display, particularly the budgerigars.

The Blacktown Pigeon Club display was cancelled due to a national biosecurity alert. No other events were affected.

Ms Ryan said organisers were pleased with the fireworks display sponsored by Blacktown Council.

The busy committee has little time to recover from the biggest event on their calendar, with preparations already well-underway for the Blacktown Show Society Gymkhana on April 30.

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