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Fraser Coast Expo 2018

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Can you afford to miss grabbing a bargain?
It's back for another year! The Fraser Coast Expo 2018 returns to Maryborough Showgrounds for the region's largest 3 day event of its kind. From Friday 17th August to Sunday 19th August 2018, gates will open from 8.30am to 4pm each day so there is a chance for everyone to attend.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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The show is incorporating both Wide Bay and Fraser Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping, 4x4 and Fishing Expo so it's going to be a big one!

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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Tickets are just $12 for Adults and $10 for Seniors, with kids 16 and under are free with an adult. These can be bought online, and as an added bonus, if you buy through their website before the event, you'll receive a free 6 month 'Pat Callinan's' 4x4 Adventures magazine digital pass.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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Free return passes are available, just remember to ask before you leave! Free parking is also available during the weekend.

Sign up to the newsletter on their website before the event to win a range of different prizes from a full day boat hire out on the waters of Hervey Bay, family passes to the Expo plus many more.

There is also a chance to win a $10,000 boating package thanks to Bay City Marine. Just fill in the entry slip at their stand and be in it to win it!

If you live locally, hopefully, you've already seen the Event Guide that has been doing the rounds through local newspapers. Don't worry if you've missed it though as they will also be available at the entrance to the event.

Here's a quick rundown of what to expect:

Over 200 exhibitors offering their best products and services

A few of our favourites are Aussie Boat Camp, Bay City Marine, Ezytrail Campers, Hard Koor Campers, Hervey Bay Caravan Sales, Blue Sky Boat Hire, Boab Boats Hervey Bay, Portable Boat Australia and Swag Camper Trailers.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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Exhibitors will be demonstrating their products throughout the weekend and many have their own competitions to enter for some amazing prizes, so make sure you allow enough time to check them all out.

The Department of Environment and Science and Fraser Coast Regional Council will also be on hand for useful advice.

And if you are looking for your next adventure, Fraser Coast Tourism and Events, Discovery One Kimberley Cruises and Travel Joy will all be on display to tempt you with some amazing destinations.

Full days of entertainment

Join Dingo Dave from Channel Ten's Offroad Adventure Show for demonstrations about all things off-road driving. Daily shows are at 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm where you can find out the difference between a diff lock and a door lock, and see practical recoveries to learn new skills.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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If you told me there was a snake called 'Cuddles', I wouldn't have believed you... until now! Join Luke's Reptile Kingdom throughout the day as he shares his awareness (and love) of snakes and how best to handle any encounters with them. And if you are feeling really brave, get up close and personal with Cuddles, who just happens to be a 3-metre olive python! Rather you than me!

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough, Lukes Reptile Kingdom
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Ever seen how a fish actually gets caught under water? With Dave 'Mossy' Moss, renown for his fishing presenting and enthusiasm, and the Shimano 10 metre long fish tank, you can! See Mossy demonstrate how to catch and release popular species and learn all about different lures and techniques.

Mossy also loves to give prizes away so don't miss out on the chance to win a Swell Boat with sounder and electric motor, Shimano prize packs, Mako prize paces and $500 handouts during question time.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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There will also be plenty of things to do for the kids with free train rides around the Expo, jumping castles and a merry go round to keep them entertained.

Fraser Coast Expo, Outdoor Event, Family Fun Day Out, Camping, Caravan, 4x4, 4WD, Fishing, Home Show, Marybourough
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Looking to stay for the weekend? The Showgrounds offer camping over the weekend - find out more and how to book. For cabins and caravan parks, check out the nearby Huntsville Caravan Park, Wallace Motel & Caravan Park, Cheery Nomad RV Park and Farmstay, or make the most of Fraser Island being so close and go exploring on the island!

These Expos are the best place to grab a show special and learn loads of new stuff, so pop along this weekend and get yourself a deal!
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Why? Don't miss the biggest outdoor Expo in the region and grab yourself a bargain!
When: Friday 17th August to Sunday 19th August
Where: Maryborough Showgrounds
Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and children 16 and under are free
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