Look what’s on at the Stanthorpe Show this year – young or old, there is entertainment to suit everyone! From Sideshow Alley to the Animal Nursery as you walk around the grounds there is plenty to see.
On Friday check out Dreamtime Reptiles – you will find them up near the Wine pavilion – there will be five shows where you may meet a Crocodile or a 3 metre Python! Or maybe venomous snakes or even a goanna and his mates – a Bearded Dragon and Blue Tongue lizards! Your presenter will demonstrate these animals and you may be able to touch some of them or have a photograph with Max the snappy Crocodile. Remember Dreamtime Reptiles are at the show only on Friday.
Check out the Animal Nursery – Carol Rix has been running and providing a lot of the animals in the Animal nursery for the past 20 years and was hoping this year would be a year of celebration. While the drought has seen to that, she will be doing her absolute best to provide as many animals as possible for you to view. The Animal Nursery will be open all day Friday and Saturday and until lunchtime Sunday.
Friday afternoon late will also see the first heats of the Atkins Glen Mower Speedway Lawn Mower Races. You have never seen meaner looking mowers – certainly not a machine to ask your grandmother to use!! Wait until you see the speed these machines get up too! These machines will also be back on Saturday to continue their battles. Don’t miss the fun, but don’t get in their path!
Friday afternoon and evening will see the return to the Peter Bondfield Arena of the FMX Kaos International Freestyle Team. They are promising us a great new show – including spectacular backflips. The FMX Kaos riders will also do an afternoon demonstration on both Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the FMX KASOS performance again on Saturday. FMX Kaos have a jumping kangaroo they are adding to their performance too!
Final action in the main arena on Friday evening will be the JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Fireworks display.
If you are looking for music in the afternoon find a shady spot at the Wine Pavilion between 4pm and 7pm on Friday. Be entertained by Penny Davies and Roger Ilott our own nationally acclaimed folk musicians, while enjoying a cool drink or two. Later at the Laurie Harvey Main Bar on the other side of the grounds listen to the music of Smooth Talk. They will perform until 11pm.
Saturday will see the arrival of Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs team. They will be found in the same area as the Dreamtime Reptiles were Friday. They will race four times over the course of the day – these little pigs certainly enjoy their racing and you may have the opportunity to name your favourite racing piglet. Don’t miss the excitement of seven little pigs competing for the winner’s food bowl!
Afternoon music at the wine bar on Saturday will be provided by local favourites Sarah and David Hume. Catch them between 4pm and 7pm. Back again for two more sessions on Saturday will be the KMX Kaos International Freestyle Team riders and the Atkins Glen Mower Speedway Lawn Mower Races.
Saturday night live music at the XXXX Can Bar will see The Cole Train get everyone up and dancing until 11pm.
The Peter Bondfield Arena will see the last of the Lawn Mower Racers before the final FMX Kaos performance Saturday evening.
And to light up the arena to end the show the JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd Fireworks display will entertain us all once again.
• Commencing in 1875, the Stanthorpe Show is one of the oldest established agricultural shows in Queensland and the first on the circuit each year.
• Check out our website for more details about the Stanthorpe Show at: www.stanthorpeshowgrounds.com.au.