Ipswich Show unveils action packed agenda
GET ready for three days of the best value entertainment you've has ever seen as the 143rd Ipswich Show comes to town late next week.
The Ipswich Show will throw open the gates on May 13 from 9am for three days of non-stop fun.
The show will be open all weekend, with the grand finale of something you may never get to see again, as a monster truck attempts to jump over a bus and then later land on a caravan!
This is one show you don't want to miss.
Ipswich Show Society vice president Darren Zanow said the organisers had made a big effort to deliver the people of the Ipswich region a show packed with entertainment like never before.
"We've spent over $100,000 on entertainment for 2016, as the show society strives each year to make it bigger and better than the previous one," he said.
"We realise that times are tough for families, and we wanted to make sure that the Ipswich Show delivers on value for money.
"Much of the feedback we have received was that families wanted to see more entertainment at the show, so we've really made a big focus to deliver."
Mr Zanow said this year there will be five themed areas with non-stop entertainment for all ages.
"There's the Main Arena, The Lifestyle Stage, The Community Stage, plus a dedicated 'Kids Zone' and 'Farmyard Friends', which makes much of the entertainment interactive as well as educational," he said.
"We've got chainsaw carvers this year, a rodeo, sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations, plus a 4WD driver track where we'll be putting different four wheel drives to the test."
Mr Zanow said crowds had steadily increased in the last few years after the show dates were moved to advoid clashing with Mother's Day.
"Last year we had 30,000 people attend the show which is fantastic, and we're hoping this year to top that figure," he said.
"We have more than 380 volunteers who help to keep things running each year, and with 23 sections covering over 10,000 items competing, the show just gets bigger each year.
"We'll also have something very rare this year, as we will have a Bison display, including a calf.
"It's a rare chance to see these animals in the flesh."
Save some dollars by buying your tickets in advance at all local newsagents, Coffee Club outlets, Bendigo Bank branches, selected chemists, online at ipswichshow.com.au or at the Ipswich Show stand at Riverlink.