HAIR- RAISING FUN TO BE HAD BY ALL
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.