Gladstone Show Society secretary/manager Robyn Reddacliff and Jacque Donaldson with one of the entries for the 2012 Gladstone Show.
Gladstone Show Society secretary/manager Robyn Reddacliff and Jacque Donaldson with one of the entries for the 2012 Gladstone Show. Lisa Maynard

Get excited for Gladstone Show

IT'S time to get excited for the 120th anniversary of the Gladstone Show.

The annual holiday is on August 8 and there is a massive fireworks display organised to thrill the public.

Held at the Gladstone Show grounds, organisers hope for large crowds and sunny skies.

"Last year wasn't too bad but the weather made it a bit sloppy," Gladstone Show Society secretary manager Robyn Reddacliff said.

One of the improvements that is set to help should poor weather prevail is a new bitumen road.

Entries for the various competitions have started to pile in and preparations have started with the previous tenants of the show grounds almost all gone.

The campers have been relocated to other areas, including the Mount Larcom show grounds and their fees have been put back into the grounds.

Robyn said that people can expect all the same attractions as previous years, as well as lots of food stalls and show bags.

With exciting rides for the kids and market stalls selling everything from plants to cross-stitch designs this show has something for the whole family.

The show society is made up of volunteers and welcome those willing to help out on the day.

For more information on the show people should visit the secretary's office at the show grounds on Tank Street.

 

What can you expect at the show?

  • Massive fireworks display & QAL Show Jumping
  • Stilt Walking & Puppet Show
  • Snake Show, Pig Racing & Horticulture
  • Cooking, Needlework, Photography, Handicraft & Arts
  • Monster Truck Show & Demolition Derby