Anticipation is strong for Beaudesert Show to make its comeback after two years of Covid cancellations.
The milestone 125th anniversary country show will be on 2-3 September with a full program of family entertainment, farm animals, food, rides, competitions, art and displays.
Due to a statewide pupil free day on 2 September, 500 students will head to the show a day early, on 1 September, for the ‘Ag-Ed’ (agricultural education) experience.
The Friday ring and judging program will include prime beef, show jumping, horticulture, horse and pony events and hacks, dairy cattle supreme and the Norco work horse challenge.
The Saturday ring and judging program will include stud beef, dogs, horse and pony events, show jumping, poultry, goats, wood chop and the grand parade.
Both days will include the Amaral Globe Riders, Eroni’s Circus, Australian Living History, an animal nursery, an animatronic dinosaur adventure park, train rides, baby farm animals, pavilion displays, trade stalls, show food, rides and games.
The Friday night program will feature the official opening, vintage tractor parade, Rooftop Express Show, wood chop, fireworks and the bull ride.
On Saturday night, there will be the Beaut Ute parade and judging, ‘FMX Kaos’ freestyle bike show, derby car parade and judging, Rooftop Express Show, jet car, fireworks and the demolition derby.
There will also be an opportunity all weekend to support local community groups including Beaudesert Scouts (donuts), Jimboomba Scouts (pavlova), Beaudesert Rotary (burgers and chips), St Mary’s Parish (cakes, sweets, tea and coffee), Beaudesert Baptist Church (free tea, coffee and sweets), Darlington State School (pies, sausage rolls, hot dogs), Beaudesert Community Kindergarten (steak burgers and chips) and Beaudesert Swimming Club (bar).
The Beaudesert Show Ambassadors and Showgirls will also make appearances to raise awareness of the show movement.
Ian Harrison, who has been President of the Beaudesert Show Society for 26 years since he started in December 1996, said volunteers had been working hard behind the scenes for the comeback.
“Please come along and support the show, because it’s a community-based organisation working to put everything back into the local show,” he said.
Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the gate, with free entry for children 11 years and under, and daily tickets costing $10 for student/ concession/pension card holders and $20 for adults.
Gates open at 8am both days. Visit www.beaudesertshow.org.au for more information.