Katherine Show fireworks will be a blast

CRACKING NIGHT: Get ready to see some of the best firework engineers work their magic in Katherine. Picture: supplied.
CRACKING NIGHT: Get ready to see some of the best firework engineers work their magic in Katherine. Picture: supplied.

The firework company lighting up the sky at the Katherine Show is one of the best in the world. 

The Katherine Times firework extravaganza will be igniting at 7.30pm on Saturday, July 22 at the showgrounds. 

Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics won the first place Gold Trophy at one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition in Vietnam in 2015. 

The team represented Australia and took on the world’s best from USA, Poland, Vietnam, South Africa and won in spectacular style.

Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics SA and NT manager Mark Petkidis said the team came second in the same competition this year. 

“It is a fairly big competition, it is up there with one of the bigger ones in the world with eight different countries competing for more than a month,” Mr Petkidis said. 

“We have done the Katherine Show every year for the last 10 years, we also do the shows in Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, we do a lot of royal shows. 

“We do a pyro-musical which is basically  a show synchronized to music, we do not usually do it to music at the Katherine Show but we are going to try and do it this year.

“We have a new range of products so every year the show is different.”