SHOW TIME: Grab a shuttle to the show this year
PATRONS at this year's Fraser Coast Show will be treated to an unprecedented bumper working machinery display.
Show president Keryn Staib said much planning had gone into the machinery display which was bound to generate a great deal of interest among patrons.
This is just one of the highlights expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors through the gates at the Maryborough Showground next Thursday and Friday.
Mr Staib advised patrons catching public transport would be a stress-free way for show patrons to arrive.
Public transport will run throughout the day from Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
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All those in the Bay can catch the Route 5 Intercity bus from the Transit Centre at Pialba's Stockland Shopping Centre.
From there they will be dropped off at Station Square Shopping Centre in the Heritage City, for collection by a shuttle bus which will take them to the showground.
Mr Staib, who is a born-and-raised Maryborough man, said the show was a major tourist attraction for the region.
While Gympie and Bundaberg each have their own, with the Gympie Show on this week and Bundaberg's the week after ours, Mr Staib said he still expected visitors to travel here for the event.
"It brings the country to the city and that is why it is so important," he said.
The stud cattle competition alone has attracted entries from high schools outside the Fraser Coast. Students from Childers, Bundaberg and Gympie will camp on-site overnight to show off their prized beasts.
Pre-paid tickets are $18 adults, $12 students and $5 for kids aged five to 14 years.