24 January, 2022
2022 Clifton Show postponed
Clifton Show Society has decided to postpone the 2022 Clifton Show in response to current and potentially changing regulations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual show is one of the premier events on the local calendar and being a three-day affair, usually draws strong support from a wide area.
Show Society president, Haydn O’Leary described the postponement as “unfortunate”.
“Clifton has rarely missed a show, with 110 shows being held since 1901, a feat that the many involved can be proud of,” Mr O’Leary said.
“However, these are extraordinary times and given the current situation the committee passed [a motion} unanimously to postpone.
“There were a number of factors considered in making the decision, with the main factors being the potential risk to our local community, the potential financial implications involved with a last minute cancellation due to changes in the situation or government directives, and the difficulties involved in conducting an event with the current requirements.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to our many loyal competitors and sponsors.”
Mr O’Leary said the show committee will continue to monitor the situation as the year progresses with a view to running an event of some kind should the conditions change to be more favourable and provided a suitable date can be found on the calender.
“We look forward to the continued support from our community and visitors to town alike once the situation improves,” Mr O’Leary said.
The postponement of the Clifton Show is one of a number across the Darling Downs affected by the current pandemic and associated restrictions.
Show societies at Stanthorpe, Killarney and Jandowae have postponed their annual events, while the Allora Show Society has opted to cancel the 2022 Allora Show.
No new dates have been determined.