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.
But wait there is more –
Airtime FMX Motocross – We are very excited to welcome back to the Whitsundays – Airtime FMX Motocross …… they are promising a captivating and jaw-dropping Freestyle Motocross Event……… With high-profile long-term clients including Sydney Royal, V8 Supercars, Titans NRL, and Brisbane Ekka to name a few – drawing crowds and providing action-packed entertainment is what they specialise in. They will be performing Friday and Saturday at lunchtime and a performance Friday evening just before the fireworks. So be sure to grab your seat ringside and do not miss this event.
The Australian Travelling Fishing Show – Berkley Supertank 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. Demonstrations are done from an aluminium boat with a Yamaha outboard on the transom giving the illusion of fishing in the wild. All spectrums of the outdoors will be covered in the talks from safety with eyewear and footwear, knife sharpening, and electronics to holiday spots.
Balloon Workshops – We have a schedule of creative balloon workshops presented by Moovin Balloonin’ Fun Balloon School. So come along, be inspired and create some fabulous characters and learn some new skills.
Melvilles Baby Animal Petting Farm – our most popular exhibit for every member of the family. There are chickens and ducklings, ponies and alpacas, goats, and geese and so much more……. For that up close and personal experience with these cute and cuddly baby animals, this is a must-see………
Dinosaur Park & the Roving Dinosaurs– visit our interactive educational dinosaur display and meet some of the more friendly dinosaurs. But be warned …. stay alert -sometimes the scary dinosaurs break free and can be found roaming around the Showgrounds …
Ukulele Workshop – Inspire your child’s passion for rhythm and music with a Ukulele workshop. The Moovin team present an interactive Ukulele workshop for children of all ages in an environment designed for kids to explore their musical talents.
Fireworks – What would be Show Whitsunday without our massive fireworks display on Friday evening at the family-friendly time of 8 pm. Get the whole family together, get a ringside seat and witness the spectacle of fireworks lighting up the night sky.