The countdown is on to the 73rd Redcliffe Show, with a bumper program of family favourites and big ring thrills on offer from June 24-26.
The annual three-day event is one of the largest shows, aside from the Royal Queensland Show (EKKA) in South East Queensland, attracting about 20,000 people each year.
It has a long history of encouraging participants to further their skills in sections such as horticulture, schoolwork, arts, craft, photography, needlework, cooking, woodcraft, honey and woodchopping, and showcasing animals such as cattle, horses, poultry and more.
Horse jumping and ring events will draw big crowds, as will mini trotter races, the grand stock parade, Kgari Kelpie Stud dog jumping and the championship dog show.
Don’t miss the woodchopping competition on Saturday and Sunday from 9am, and the car show judging and parade on Saturday from 3pm.
The evening program includes the Eljay BMX Stunt Rider show, Aussie FMX Motocross, Walter Whip and The Flames (pictured), Thunder and Hooves and fireworks on Friday and Saturday night at 8.30pm.
The Redcliffe Show also offers free educational entertainment with an animal nursery and reptile displays, along with Stunt BMX Rider displays, puppet shows, whip cracking workshops for children, and the creative pavilions of art, craft, photography, needlework, cookery, school work and horticulture.
Head to the website for the full program. Gates open at 8am on all three days.
Redcliffe Show Society Secretary Vanessa McIntyre says the show’s primary purpose is to promote the area’s agricultural, horticultural and industrial endeavours.
“The awarding of merit and prizes encourages individuals to attain proficiency in a wide range of talents and is vitally important to ensure that these skills are passed on to future generations,” she says.
“Local shows have a way of bringing communities together, they encourage people to showcase their skills, and hopefully gain acknowledgement and win a prize. A local show brings joy, laughter and fun back into our lives.
“The child in all of us likes to investigate and experience new things and shows allow us to do this. Every kid is a little scared of the noise of fireworks, but once they overcome the fear, they are overjoyed at the flashing and colourful lights bursting in the sky.”
Tickets to this year’s Redcliffe Show are available online at redcliffeshow.com.au or at the gate. They are $12 adults, $6 pensioners and children (5-14 years), free for infants (0-5 years).
Entry is half price on Friday, June 24, and free for children (5-14 years).
The Redcliffe Show is at Redcliffe Showgrounds, Scarborough Rd, Redcliffe.
To find out more, visit the website
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