SHOW TIME

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

IT’S that time of year we all wait for with bated breath – and not just for the long week­end.

That’s right, it’s Show Whit­sun­day.

There will be some­thing for ab­so­lutely ev­ery­one, with events and rides rang­ing from se­date to shut-your-eyes ex­cit­ing.

Re­turn­ing to the show once again will be world-fa­mous Aus­tralian-born horse whis­perer Guy McLean, demon­strat­ing his breath­tak­ing tal­ents in all things eques­trian.

There’s plenty more for the an­i­mal lovers, with showjump­ing, ring events, poul­try, cat­tle com­pe­ti­tions and more.

Those look­ing to dis­play their par­tic­u­lar skills are also in luck. The show will have com­pe­ti­tions of al­most ev­ery kind tak­ing place in the arts and crafts pav­il­ion.

Flo­ral art, farm, gar­den and fruit pro­duce, hor­ti­cul­ture, paint­ing, drawing, photography, needle­work, cook­ery, crafts and sculp­ture com­pe­ti­tions will all be on of­fer.

Reg­is­tra­tions for cooking, hor­ti­cul­ture and pro­duce cat­e­gories close at noon on Thurs­day, June 18, while all oth­ers close at 5pm on Mon­day, June 15.

Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able from Proser­pine Sew & Save, Proser­pine Phar- ■ WHAT: Show Whit­sun­day ■ WHEN: Fri­day, June 19, and Satur­day, June 20. ■ WHERE: Proser­pine Show­grounds, Jupp St, Proser­pine ■ COST: Adults $15, stu­dents (over 14) $10, chil­dren (over four) $5 and pen­sion­ers $10 ■ PARK­ING: $5 ■ PRO­GRAM: See this week’s Whit­sun­day Coast Guardian macy, Farm HQ, CRT Proser­pine, Hoof & Horn, Midge Point Post Of­fice, Blooms­bury State School, Blooms­bury Ru­ral and the show of­fice.

If thrills are more your thing, sideshow al­ley is the place to be. Chances are there will be more than a few rides that take your fancy.

Also re­turn­ing for the 103rd show will be the Fri­day night fire­works dis­play.

If all this sounds like your cup of tea, then sad­dle up and mosey on down for one of the best events our town has to of­fer.

For a full run­down of the 2015 show pro­gram, see this week’s Whit­sun­day Coast Guardian.

FUN-FILLED: Show Whit­sun­day has some­thing for ev­ery­one, from re­laxed events to rides that will see you scream­ing with joy.

Photo: Matthew New­ton

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