NPA Show in Bamaga


The NPA Show is an old event.

It used to be called the Bamaga Show and there are photos from as early as 1966 of the horse races.


Today, the show is held at the Bamaga Oval,

   npa show bamaga oval

... and there are lots of things including horse races

   npa show horse races

... rodeo,

   npa show rodeo

... pig hunt

   hog hunt bamaga

Competitions and games like like wood chopping and coconut husking, cake judging, novelty games, best dressed horse and rider, 100m Dash for Cash and NPA Got Talent.

   npa show competitions

There are indigenous bands and traditional dancing,

   npa show food stall

... and there are food stalls and stalls selling indigenous art

   npa show art stall

... as well as slides and amusement rides.

   npa show amusement rides

It starts with an official opening ceremony with the Mayor, Councillors and Traditional Owners' (Elders') "Welcome to Country", usually on a Thursday night,

   npa show presentation

... making Friday a public holiday, and ending on Saturday night with a closing presentation and fireworks.

   

    





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