FUN TIMES: As Gladstone enjoys its day off, come down to the show for fun and games.
FUN TIMES: As Gladstone enjoys its day off, come down to the show for fun and games. Mike Richards

YOUR GUIDE: All you need to know about the 124th Gladstone Show

IF YOU have been hanging out for a day of dagwood dogs and amusement park rides, the Gladstone Show is on again.

Gates to the show will open on Wednesday at the Showground at 9am, with the dodgem cars, The Avenger, Zipper and Ali Baba rides in full swing.

There will be fireworks and laser shows at night, with freestyle motocross, car racing, snake shows, cooking and art competitions and even pig racing throughout the day.

Longtime showman Wes Cronk said he had "pulled out all the stops" this year, bringing a new ride that not even the capital cities had seen yet.

But by far the scariest sounding ride will be the Ali Baba, which will shoot thrillseekers 120ft into the air.

"We'll have rides for all the family," Mr Cronk said.

"It was great last year and I can't see why Gladstone won't get behind the show again this year."

Secretary of the Gladstone Show Society Robyn Reddacliff said although everything in Gladstone was down at the moment, entries to all of the show's competitions had been good.

When asked if the Gladstone Show was better than the Mount Larcom Show, Mrs Reddacliff said you couldn't compare the two.

"We're bigger and better," she said.



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