IT’S SHOW TIME
Roll on up to the 103rd annual Show Whitsunday, which starts tomorrow
IT’S the longest running tradition in the Whitsunday region and Show Whitsunday is here again.
Now in its 103rd year, the show has steadily evolved since it was first held early last century as a means of bringing the community together and the excitement remains to this day.
TOMORROW, June 19, it’s show time.
Just one day out from the opening of Show Whitsunday and the pavilion is being packed with art, horses and cattle are being groomed, axes honed, cane cut and the rides prepped for the biggest two days in the Whitsundays’ entertainment calendar.
Now in its 103rd year, Proserpine Agricultural, Pastoral and Industrial Association president Donna Rogers said the show had a long history of giving local families the chance to simply have a good time.
“I don’t think that’s changed,” she said.
“The emphasis is still on providing a weekend where families can come and enjoy themselves together.”
This year’s show is certainly set to be a great weekend of fun, with everything from sideshow alley to showbags on offer.
There’s more to the show than just a great time with great company, however.
“It’s also a showcase of some of the talented people we have in the area,” Ms Rog- ers said. “Whether that is in the equestrian events, all the cattle and cane producers who win so many accolades, or just the local mother and daughter who enjoy baking together.”
This year’s show will in- clude all the family favourites – cattle, equestrian, poultry, woodchopping, rides, showbags, arts, crafts, machinery, cane cutting and much, much more.
“And then there’s always the bar,” Ms Rogers added.
POPULAR EVENT: Isabelle and Olivia Charlwood enjoying themselves at Show Whitsunday last year.
BONDED: Guy McLean's horses have a trust in him that is unparalleled.
Show Whitsunday starts this Friday.