Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Sto­ries: Moya Stevens

PRES­I­DENT of the Moss­man Show com­mit­tee, Mr Mathew Hat­field, is very ex­cited about the 2017 Moss­man Show and said that, with fine weather, this one will be big­ger and bet­ter than pre­vi­ous years.

“Ev­ery year the num­bers at­tend­ing the Show get big­ger,” Mr Hat­field said.

“This year we have more traders’ spa­ces rented out so there will be even more to see.”

Last year’s at­ten­dance es­ti­mate was 5000.

He em­pha­sised the need to sup­port the lo­cal show say­ing that, for some, “the Cairns Show is just too busy” so en­cour­ages peo­ple to come to the Moss­man Show.

“My favourite thing is to wan­der around the Show and see the smiles on ev­ery­one’s faces, es­pe­cially the chil­dren,” he said.

There is a new line-up of en­ter­tain­ment which in­cludes Mikayla Jade Trick Rid­ing Show, Wal­ter Whip and the Flames, the Mem­phis Moovers Band and the reg­u­lar favourites in­cludes wood chop­ping, pig races and the an­i­mal farm.

“The Sun­day night free con­cert is look­ing re­ally good with Hot Ice play­ing un­til mid­night and the Marano’s Fuel Fire­works on Mon­day night at 8pm dis­play will be sen­sa­tional,” Mr Hat­field said.

“Af­ter you come through the gate, you can have hours of en­ter­tain­ment for free.”

En­try prices are the same as last year. For ex­am­ple a pre-paid fam­ily ticket is $30 and $35 at the gate.

“Sup­port of the Show is a re­flec­tion of our Dou­glas com­mu­nity,” he said, “and we are keen to see lots of lo­cals and vis­i­tors sup­port this event.”

The Moss­man Show will have plenty of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for kids and adults.

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