TSV SHOW GALLERY

Townsville Bulletin - - FRONT PAGE - RACHEL RI­LEY

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.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

ADRENALINE RUSH: Sum­mer Tris­tam and Claire Dowl­ing hang on.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

SWEET TREAT: Ja­cob Oswin en­joys a bag of fairy floss.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

THRILLING RIDE: Ri­ley Gib­son, Sean McCahill and Han­nah Gib­son.

Pic­ture: SCOTT RADFORD— CHISHOLM

CLEAN FUN: Sarah and Ethan Dugdell on a “drive”.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

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

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