Sunshine Coast Show gears up
AS FAR as regional show circuits go, the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show has it in the bag - and not just because the event has been held for 111 years.
Each year the society continues to bring new events, entertainment and a family atmosphere to the Nambour Showgrounds, and this year is no exception.
Kicking off on Friday, June 10, the event promises a packed program.
But this year there will be a few new items as the show society fashions a fresh event focus on sustainability.
Fashion and fun farming features are now part of the program as two young TAFE Queensland East Coast student organisers, Mattea Holliday and Racheal Morris, join the circuit.
Show manager Lucinda Tutt said the Fashion and Fibre Finery and Fun Young Farmers Food Farm were both exciting attractions to this year's event.
"Mattea and Racheal have been a wonderful complement to our show. They have whole-heartedly embraced our event in its 111th year and have worked tirelessly to make their respective show features shine at this year's show," Lucinda said.
Mattea said the fashion event was presenting a fashion hub of stalls, educational elements and the opportunity for the community to get involved in displaying local fashion skills.
Racheal has been busy making the Fun Young Farmers Food Farm a place for children to engage in agriculture-themed interactive educational activities.
There will be another edition with the Farmers' Passport Trail, where children receive a stamp on their passport for each stop along the trail.
Teens will be entertained with the Game of Skate Competition as the show teams up with the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative to bring half pipe demonstrations.
A laser light show will also entertain, along with horse ring events, dairy cattle and stud beef on show, poultry, art, fruit and vegetables, kids' craft, horticulture, handicraft, cooking, sweets and preserves, and photography.
WHAT: Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show.
WHEN: Friday, June 10, Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, from 8am.
WHERE: Nambour Showgrounds.
TICKETS: Adults $10, children $5 (5-12 years), children under-five enter free.
GETTING THERE: A show shuttle bus will operate from the Nambour Transit centre to the front entry of the showgrounds every 15 minutes from 8am-9pm each day.
Parking is available at the Crushers Park and Nambour Bowls Club.