Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE AN­DER­SON

THE Townsville Show is bigger and bet­ter, with thou­sands pour­ing through the gate for the open­ing last night.

The bright lights of the show have re­turned to the Townsville Show­grounds bring­ing show­bags, rides, car­ni­val games and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment.

Townsville Show So­ci­ety gen­eral man­ager Chris Con­don said ride tick­ets had com­pletely sold out af­ter 6000 sheets were snapped up.

“It’s just been great and the weather is per­fect. We couldn’t ask for any­thing bet­ter,” he said.

“The show­bags have been sell­ing re­ally well and the line- up for the new rides has been good.

“We’re ex­pect­ing about 50,000 peo­ple and Satur­day is al­ways the busiest day.”

Mr Con­don said he was not wor­ried about the weather fore­cast.

“The show goes on no mat­ter what, so we can’t re­ally worry about that,” he said.

The show will run over four days, fin­ish­ing on the show day public hol­i­day on Mon­day.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the gate for $ 35 for a fam­ily, $ 15 for adults, $ 10 for stu­dents and pen­sion­ers, $ 5 for chil­dren aged 3- 11. Chil­dren un­der three are free.


THRILL- SEEK­ERS: Samantha No­ble, 18, with Doug Wood­house, 11, on the Big Whizzer at the Townsville Show last night.

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