Marburg set for a blast at show
WARNING - when you go to the Marburg Show this Saturday, you could literally get blown away by the entertainment.
The ever-popular show at Marburg Showgrounds has been moved forward a week to avoid the exodous during the May long weekend.
Marburg Show entertainment organiser Mal Sprenger said it would have everything expected of a country show - with some unexpected special attractions.
"Through popular demand we've got some of the most exciting things that really big shows have - rollover cars and jet trucks," Mr Sprenger said.
"We've also got the biggest ute show in Queensland at an agricultural show."
Marburg has moved with the times by attracting younger people and spreading the appeal of the show into the city.
"We're getting a lot of city lads involved in the ute comp," Mr Sprenger said.
"It started out as a countryman's competition but now the city lads are spending sometimes $100,000 on their utes - after buying them.
"Ute circle work is a popular event with the ute enthusiasts and lots of other people love it too."
The Marburg Show is billed as the showcase of the district including dairy cattle, sheep, stud beef cattle, birds, produce, needlework and handicraft, spinning and weaving, school work and fine arts.
There is also the fun and often funny mini trotting and the majestic show jumping and equestrian events.
"We've got entertainment that goes till 10.30pm, with Shane Hauschildt, our popular, local country and western singer," Mr Sprenger said. "People can also enter the draw to win a two-day holiday for two at Rainbow Shores Resort but you need to be at the draw to win."
The show starts on Friday but it is more or less a preparation day with most of the action on Saturday.
Gates open 8.30am.
Pensioners and students: $8.
Children under 10: free.