TSV SHOW GALLERY
THOUSANDS of families have been rolling up for the Townsville Show with the grey skies failing to put a dampener on the event.
Pig racing, woodchopping, circus acts, roving entertainers, animals and tasty show staples like dagwood dogs and fairy floss were keeping showgoers entertained before everyone got their armful of showbags.
Townsville Show general manager Chris Condon said while the numbers hadn’t been counted yet, Saturday’s gate takings were up on last year.
“It was the biggest day we’ve ever had on the Saturday,” he said.
“Rides were running until 11.30pm.
“Sunday’s been a little bit quieter because of the clouds.”
Mr Condon said the Miss Townsville competition had also proved popular, with the final on tonight.
Tom Gibson, from Rupertswood, said he took his three kids to the show about every second year to let loose on the rides.
“I just love the kids having a good time and seeing the looks on their faces when they are having an absolute ball and they get a showbag each,” he said
“My friend from Brisbane has come up for it.”
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.
ADRENALINE RUSH: Summer Tristam and Claire Dowling hang on.
SWEET TREAT: Jacob Oswin enjoys a bag of fairy floss.
THRILLING RIDE: Riley Gibson, Sean McCahill and Hannah Gibson.
CLEAN FUN: Sarah and Ethan Dugdell on a “drive”.
AMAZING EXPERIENCE: Maddy and Lani Legge enjoy a little break.
INVERTED VIEW: Mackay’s Guido Alvarez stays pretty relaxed. Picture: SCOTT RADFORD- CHISHOLM
DAY OUT: Tiffany and Brett Parker with Kirby ( left) and Hendrix. Picture: WESLEY MONTS