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Never been to a country show? Well, this is the one to put on your calendar! The Dayboro Show will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year and much fun and merriment has been planned to ensure this special milestone is a memorable event.
A great day out for the whole family, the annual show has something for every member of the household. Kids will love Bumbles the Balloonatic Clown, the mouse circus, storytelling, puppet and magic shows and train rides. Old favourites like side show alley, a baby animal nursery, show bags and the farm animal display will also take their place amongst the show's line up.
Gold panning, laser skirmish, helicopter rides, motorcycle and bicycle stunt shows, and sled dogs will keep the "big kids" happy and pavillion exhibits, show jumping, horse events, woodchopping, machinery displays, art and craft, photography displays and the poultry pavillion will be a part of the show experience. Add in musicians, comedy acts, the ute muster, reptiles, canine rescue stars, live entertainment and fireworks and you have a whole bundle of reasons to head to this iconic country town, just 50 minutes from Brisbane.
Plenty of cold drinks will be on sale for the kids whilst the licensed bar will cater to those with a thirst for something a little stronger. Great food at reasonable prices will be found at food stalls and in the dining room.
You might like to buy a ticket or two in the Show Raffle. Local businesses have donated great prizes, currently valued at $2,350. Tickets will be on sale at the Show for $1 each.
It's no mistake that the Dayboro Show has endured for 60 years. Alison Taylor, the Dayboro Show Society's Secretary said, "There is a core of hardworking volunteers who spend months getting everything organised and then at the show volunteers (who we don't see from one show to the next) just appear. I believe that without the support of our community, the Show would have disappeared into oblivion."
So what makes the Dayboro Show so special? Alison says, "Due to the locality of Dayboro, we are really the closest country show to Brisbane city. We have very picturesque surroundings and the community of Dayboro gets behind the Committee to put together a friendly family orientated mini-Ekka - without the crowds!"
The very first Dayboro Show saw 1,000 people through it's gates. This year's show is sure to see many more people enjoy the great weekend event that will be the Dayboro Show Diamond Jubilee - pull on your boots and jeans and make sure you're one of them!
Beauty and her rider, show jumping at the 1957 Dayboro Show. Image courtesy of the Dayboro Historical Society
Hi Sandy I love your articles... Nice layout. I understand as a writer it is hard to keep things up to date. Perhaps the dayboro info site can help you out.
https://www.dayboro.info it is trying to keep all events, businesses and other related material in one place easy to find. It is updated by locals for locals.