Gears are in motion for show
THE fairy floss bags are hanging and the Dagwood dogs are ready to be cooked as Gladstone prepares for its annual show day.
With one sleep all that remains, the ‘showies’ have been hard at work erecting the tents of the ever-popular sideshow alley in preparation for the arrival of the crowds.
Come 9am tomorrow the Gladstone Showgrounds will be abuzz with all the sights and smells that fanatical showgoers love best.
With the pavilions cleaned out and now brimming with entries and the amusement rides ready and waiting, all that is needed now is huge crowds to make it the perfect day.
“The Gladstone Show really is for the whole family,” Show society secretary manager Robyn Reddacliff said.
“We have worked hard this year to offer something for everyone from the children to the adults, so we are hoping for a good turnout.”
Described by show bags stall owner Jim Reglin as still a really “nice traditional show”, the Gladstone Show this year will celebrate its 118th year.
Despite watching Gladstone change vastly over the years, Mr Reglin said one thing that had not changed was the welcoming country feel of this show.
Some of the attractions of this year’s show include an animal farm, puppet shows, a snake farm, camel rides, face-painting and the Rainbow Man.
Entry is $10 for adults, $8 for high school students and $3 primary school students.
Gates open at 9am with ticket boxes operating in Tank Street and two in Scenery Street.