GALLERY | Kimba show a hit

It was a special event at the weekend for the Kimba community and show society which celebrated 100 years since the first Kimba Show in 1921.

The 93rd Kimba Show was held on Saturday, September 25, with show committee president Courtney Johnson hailing it a success after they decided to go ahead with their plans six weeks ago.

Ms Johnson said while the committee had begun planning the show much earlier in the year, it was only six weeks ago that they truly began setting things in stone for their centenary year.

"It was about six weeks ago that we really said 'okay, we're gonna do this', whether COVID stops us or not, so we basically planned everything in six weeks which was a huge effort," she said.

"Our committee did an amazing job.

"The show was very successful, we don't have exact numbers on people through our gate but we reckon we had roughly 800.

"I think last show we had around the 600 mark so that's a step up, we've got to be happy with that."

Ms Johnson said highlights of the show this year included their first fireworks display, and the Optus big screen set up to watch the AFL grand final.

"We had stuff going all day, an acoustic player in the afternoon which was a nice vibe in the marquee...then we had the show rides outside which was lots of excitement for the kids, there was just someone for everyone really," she said.

"We really looked at the history of the show, we made sure we had the vintage car display and the museum did a display and that was really important for us.

"We did fireworks in the evening which is something we've never done before...we just really tried to make it bigger and better than ever."

Ms Johnson said they also unveiled a plaque at the official opening for their centenary. Committee member Kerri Cliff said more than one hundred years ago, a meeting was first held in 1920 to form the show committee, who then held their first show on October 5, 1921.

Their first show had mainly agricultural displays but included prizes for best 'fancywork', sewing, painting, and held a log-chopping contest.