The region’s Annual Show Whitsunday is two days of action, where we showcase agriculture and cultural heritage with exciting entertainment and competitions for all ages.
This year we are celebrating our 110th Annual Show – what a milestone that is…
It is amazing to think that this region’s volunteers and community residents have come together to display, compete, and socialise for well over a century. Our regional show has only been cancelled three times in its vast history – two world wars and COVID-19 – quite a testament to the Shows’ importance to the residents of this region.
So, what is the Show? It is best described as an event that has something for everyone.
Show Whitsunday 2023 is bringing a variety of entertainment for every member of your family as they celebrate their 110th Show on 23 & 24 June.
You can enjoy all the expected show favourites including thrilling rides for the adrenaline junkies – the Extreme, Tornado, Big Whizzer, Cliff Hanger, and the Graviton. For the faint-hearted, there is the big slide and the dodgems. Let us not forget the show bags galore and the sideshow alley cuisine – dagwood dogs, waffles, and fairy floss ………….
Then we have the traditional ag show competition and exhibits – the woodchop, the cane exhibit, the equestrian ring, cattle, poultry and more. Our very popular Art, Craft and Cooking competitions showcase the many skills and talents of our residents of all ages – from young children to their grandparents. Locals can enter many areas, including baking, preserves, photography, art and painting, woodwork, macrame, paper crafts and sewing crafts such as needlework and patchwork. There is also the popular fruit, garden produce and horticulture exhibit which is always hotly contested by our local green thumbs.
Every year Show Whitsunday seeks to bring a range of rural-based entertainment to the region that we would otherwise not have access to. Over the years we have seen just about everything from whip cracking to fire dancing, to horse whispering and poetry.
This year sees the return of one of our most popular acts – Airtime FMX Motocross – who promise to provide us with all the noise and excitement we can take. They will be making three appearances – Friday lunchtime, Friday night and Saturday lunchtime………… So be sure to not miss this opportunity.
Berkley Supertank – For the aspiring fishing enthusiast we have the Fishing Show which gives the spectator a fish’s eye view. This spectacular 15-metre-long and 3-metre high perspex-sided giant mobile fish tank harbours natural habitat and loads of fish. You will see what the fish actually sees from underwater without having to get wet. The team demonstrate the many different types of fishing lures on today’s market and will show how the fish react to them and the different techniques used by many of today’s top anglers…Read more
With any sideshow, there are the usual suspects – hot chips, dagwood dogs, fairy floss and waffles. There will be pizza vans, potato twisties, ice creams and Asian cuisine. We also have our local Rotary and Lions clubs providing some healthier options in the Dining Hall. You will be spoilt for choice……….
Let us not forget the Infamous Show Bar that starts pumping as the sun goes down and runs til late.
Our Show truly does have something for everyone. We will see you there…Read More