Wondai Show organisers keeping costs down to help community
FROM food to fun, the Wondai A.P. & I. Society expects this year's show to be its best yet - even better than the centenary celebration.
This Friday and Saturday, the event will be offering a range of fan-favourite activities like equestrian events, tractor pulls and more.
Society president Dennis Morris said there would also be a lot of new attractions at this year's event.
"We'll be having a free motor mowing racing station for people to watch, free laser skirmish, free face-painting and fingernail painting, as well as a free animal farm,” Mr Morris said.
"For the first time we'll also have a low and slow cook-off, which many are showing interest in.”
Mr Morris said bringing lots of free events to the show would give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the event.
"In difficult times, our locals and business owners always support the South Burnett,” he said.
"We've tried to put on lots free this year due to circumstances like droughts for our farmers and for others doing it tough, so that they don't have to spend too much money.”
The Wondai Show entry fees also remain at an affordable price - entry costs $10 for full fee-paying adults, $6 for concession adults and high school students, $2 for younger students and is free for the little ones.
As well as a lot of free fun, Mr Morris said the paid activities and general show competitions offered plenty of action those at the show wouldn't want to miss.
"Our beef and cattle entries are the best we've ever had, even in this drought, and our dog section has over 400 dogs enrolled,” he said.
"We also had to close the poultry section early because it's now full.”
The popular tractor pull has attracted entrants from across the Darling Downs and South Burnett this year.
"There will also be a spectacular tractor attending, which is famous Australia-wide,” Mr Morris said.
He said people could also looking forward to whip cracking and chainsaw events running throughout the day, a final saw-off in the afternoon, bull riding, and a performance from Amber Goldsmith which is set to run until late.
"We will also have a train moving around to cater for the older people and anyone else who needs it throughout the day,” Mr Morris said.