Fun for all: Your preview to the 65th annual Dayboro Show

Published 10:00am 25 June 2022

Fun for all: Your preview to the 65th annual Dayboro Show
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

After two very long years of no amusement rides, show judging and live entertainment, organisers of the Dayboro Show are looking forward to throwing open the gates and welcoming the masses of crowds for the 65th annual show.

The show, which will be held on July 2 and 3, will include a bit of boot scooting, horse whispering, wood chopping and lots of farm-tastic fun.

Dayboro Show Spokesperson Adam Tokely says this “much-loved country show” will have something for everyone at an affordable price.

“I am really excited about this year’s show, especially after the heartbreak we had of where we had to cancel the shows in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID,” he says.

“However, this year is going to be lots of fun for everyone as we come together and put on some real country charm and hospitality.

“For just $35, the entire family can enjoy a fun-filled day with numerous free kids’ activities such as the animal nursery, rock-climbing, puppet shows, a farm animal display, mini bouncy rodeo, reptile and wildlife shows, a circus stunt show, sand sculpting workshops and even free passports for the kids to tick all activities off their list!

“On top of that we’ve got all the favourites back including horse events and show jumping, poultry show, miniature goat show, mini trotters, a sideshow alley with rides and show bags, wood chopping, fireworks, live music, food trucks, a bar and more!

“For the first time in 20 years we will have a stud cattle display on the Sunday with students from Dakabin State High School.

“We also will have a show girl and a junior show girl for the first time in about 10 years.

“And if you’re a fan of Star Wars, troopers from the 512 legion will also be visiting the show.”

Adam says the show society spends “a fair bit of money on booking entertainment so once families come and pay the entry fee, they can enjoy the whole day without spending too much money”.

Fun for all: Your preview to the 65th annual Dayboro Show

Calling all exhibitors

Following the sad announcement the Samford Show had been cancelled due to the wet weather earlier in the year, Adam is calling on those who enter items for judging to submit them to the Dayboro Show.

“If people have skills in baking, painting, photography, knitting, arts and crafts, you can enter them into our pavilion section,” Adam says.

“If you can make a great scone, or your kids can ice an arrowroot biscuit, if you took a nice photo in the last year or two, or have grown some good fruit or vegetables, then we want to see it.

“All exhibitors will need to have their pieces submitted by Thursday so it can be judged.

More information can be found online at www.dayboroshowsociety.com

History of the show

The first show was held in 1956 as a way of raising funds to pay for the showgrounds land. It was a huge success with more than 1000 people attending the one-day event. The membership fee was one guinea ($2.10), and admission was 25 cents.

“It’s hugely exciting to celebrate the milestone of 65 years, especially after the previous two shows were cancelled due to COVID. This show is an important part of our community and welcome everyone to come and join in the fun,” Adam says.

Fun for all: Your preview to the 65th annual Dayboro Show

Show dates and times

The Dayboro Show will be held on:

Saturday, July 2 from 9am-late

Sunday, July 3 from 9am-4pm

The Dayboro Showgrounds are located at 3512 Mount Mee Rd, with plenty of free parking available.

Entry prices

$15 for adults

$10 for pensioners

$10 for high school

$5 for primary school students

Free for children under 5

$35 for a family day pass

Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Eftpos will be available plus an ATM is on site.

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