Farmers to escape pressure of the drought at Kingaroy Show
THE South Burnett Show Society is encouraging families to escape the pressures of the drought and spend some time at the Kingaroy Show.
Show Society acting secretary Craig Lucas said the team had worked hard to make the event on the first weekend of May an attraction for people of all ages.
"We want to put this show on to keep the tradition going and to encourage farmers to try and enter stuff," he said.
Mr Lucas said farmers should still enter in the show competitions, even after months of limited access to feed and water.
"We're moving forward now, because the drought has probably taken a big impact on us, especially with sponsorship," he said.
There will be plenty of things to see and do at the show, including the vintage machinery display and miniature horses.
On the Saturday there will be the dog show and mini trotters to see, as well as horse events in the main ring.
The official show opening, complete with a parade of the winning livestock, will be held in the centre ring from 1.30pm on Saturday.
Saturday night will feature the V8 tractor pull and mini trot finals before a big fireworks display after 7.30pm.
There will be plenty of fun for the younger family members in sideshow alley.
"For the kids there will be a free animal farm, they can come and feed and pat the animals," Mr Lucas said.
There will also be free face painting at the show.
Rural shows would not be complete without show food favourites and the Kingaroy Show will not disappoint.
There will be dagwood dogs for sale, as well as Shannon's Chips, fairy floss, toffee apples and a selection of gourmet food.
There will be plenty of displays to see in the pavilion, including entries from South Burnett school students, Lego entries, flowers, cakes, woodcraft and needlework.
The weekend will finish with the Kingaroy Speedway show race on Sunday afternoon from 5pm.
Tickets to the Kingaroy Show cost $15 for adults and $10 for high school students and pensioners.
Children under 12 can get into the show for free with an accompanying adult.
Gates to the Kingaroy Show will open at 8am on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.