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On with the show

The region’s agricultural show is going ahead this weekend, and promises to offer a fantastic mix of tradition, new entertainment and family fun.

Roll-up, roll-up as side show alley, the smell of dagwood dogs and, of course, the best in agriculture fills the Nambour Showgrounds this weekend.

The 116th Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show is set to go ahead from June 10 to 12 and will bring with it all of your show-time favourites and more.

With an air of uncertainly lingering over the historic event at the beginning of the year, thanks to COVID vaccine mandates, organisers are pleased the show is able to go ahead in 2022.

Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show manager Penny Walsh says the annual show will showcase a fantastic mix of tradition and new age entertainment for show-goers at great value for money.

“For more than a century the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show has provided local people with opportunities to showcase their skills, their produce, their products and also to entertain our community in so many ways,” Ms Walsh says.

“That great tradition will continue this year along with some very exciting additions including the Rooftop Express – which demonstrates the amazing trust between rider and horse – and the American bison.

“Show-goers can still grab a show bag or a tasty treat and take in the cattle judging, the show jumping and the wood chopping.

“The motor-cross bikes and speedway cars will also rev up, along with the vintage speedway cars and speedway bikes.”

Ms Walsh says there will be fireworks displays at 8pm on the Friday and Saturday and at 7pm on Sunday.

Accessibility will also be easier to the Main Pavilion with a new passenger lift for people with limited mobility, or families with prams.

This upgrade has been made possible thanks to $50,000 from Sunshine Coast Council and $100,000 from the federal government.

With limited parking available on site, show-goers are being encouraged to make use of paid public car parking at the MacKellar Mining depot on National Park Road and at Nambour Crushers Rugby League Club.

A free shuttle bus service will also run from the Nambour train station to the main gate throughout the day until after the fireworks in the evening.

For tickets and information, visit sunshinecoastshow.com.au.

did you know?

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show injects $2.5 million annually into the local economy. In 2021, about 29,000 people converged on the Nambour Showgrounds for the event after it was forced to cancel in 2020.

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