Showbag Warehouse manager Brenda Richards hopes Gympie Show goers will drop by the showbag area.
Showbag Warehouse manager Brenda Richards hopes Gympie Show goers will drop by the showbag area. Francesca McMackin

If it's showbags you want, it's show bags you'll get Gympie

FOR most local kids, no Gympie Show is complete without a showbag.

Showbag Warehouse manager Brenda Richards was hoping for a bumper crowd yesterday for the show holiday.

"We've been coming here for 25 to 30 years," Ms Richards said.

"With this beautiful weather, we're ready for a big one."

 

Lylkyth Guinea picked out the Littlest Pet Shop showbag at the Gympie Show. She plans to name her new plush friend
Lylkyth Guinea picked out the Littlest Pet Shop showbag at the Gympie Show. She plans to name her new plush friend "Bluey". Francesca McMackin

 

After a quiet day on Thursday, Show goers began to stream through the showbag area in the late afternoon and throughout the evening.

"The fireworks seem to bring in a lot of people," Ms Richards said.

She said showbags with licenced merchandise sell best at her store, especially for children.

"Frozen has been a big hit," she said.

"For the boys, Star Wars has been popular, with the recent movie."

She has seen more demand at the Gympie Show for the SWAT showbag, which includes a helmet, chest pad, handcuffs and a toy gun.

"Gympie seems to love their guns," she said.

Kids aren't the only showbag fans, with older customers lining up for tasty treats, including the liquorice showbag.

"There's always older ones," Ms Richards said.

She said teenagers' sweet tooth would bring them to the showbag area.

"Wizz Fizz is the biggest seller for teens," she said.

Queensland shows are always a treat for the showbag merchants, who said Queensland families are much happier to spend money at the show than their New South Wales counterparts.

After long consideration, Gympie Show goer Lylkyth Guinea picked out the Littlest Pet Shop showbag.

She plans to name her new plush friend "Bluey".