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Big Boys Toys Expo - for Big Girls too
On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd of August "Big Boys Expo" will be set up at Exhibition Park for the first time. With displays of boats, 4WDs, car stereos, motorbikes, golf products, pinball machines and a brewery to name just a few - it is sure to be a popular event this Winter.
Although the name of the Expo is for boys, this event is also aimed at the whole family and in particular, the ladies. Check out the blog from Crash Test Biggles, Female Ambassador for Big Boys Toys Expo, who will be trying out all the equipment and toys on offer before the weekend.
Scotty and Nige from radio station 104.7 will be broadcasting live from 10am - 1pm on the first day, Saturday 22nd August. They will be bringing The Black Thunder with giveaways and face painting for the kids.
Source: Big Boys Toys Expo website.
Beer samples at the Tortured Gum Brewery stand will sure to be popular as the day progresses, as well as aerial stunts by Remote Control Vehicle Stunts by the RC Crew.
Source: Big Boys Expo Facebook.
If you love your Pinball, there will be an ACT Pinball Championship that you can enter, with Qualifying rounds held on the Saturday and the Finals on the Sunday. See below and the website for details.
Source: Big Boys Toys Expo.
Drummond Golf will be there with the Long Drive and Nearest-the-pin Challenge.
Source: Big Boys Expo website.
As well as the Recreational Aviation Australia's Flight Simulator - where an instructor will guide you as you pilot a four seat Cessna 172 in simulation.
Flight simulator. Source: Big Boys Toys website.
This is just a small list of what is planned for the day. The organisers want this event to be as interactive as possible, so there will be plenty of opportunities to try out products, ask questions, open car doors and even try your hand at a new sport, Stock Sport.
The Canberra Team will show you how to slide a 4kg stock towards a target. Source: Big Boys Toys website.
See here for Exhibitors, demonstrations and entertainment. For the latest news, check their Facebook page.
The cost will be $10 if you pre-purchase online, or $15 at the door. Gold coin donation for kids under 15.
If it's a chilly weekend and you are looking for some inside entertainment, action and interactive displays, the first "Big Boys Expo 2015" looks like it has it all....and not just for the boys!
I don't think girls would be deterred by the event name. It just lets guys know they are not being dragged along to another craft show. Piloting the Cessna looks fun. Are there extra charges for this, once you are inside?