Roll up! Roll up! It’s the Valley Show
IT'S time to head out and play tomorrow when the Mary Valley Country Show returns to Imbil, bigger and better than ever.
It will be an action-packed weekend with a touch of country hospitality - "the biggest show we've ever seen," according to show secretary Jo Robey.
The day will feature record numbers in agriculture with exceptional horses, cattle and produce to be showcased.
In fact, nominations for almost every field have already been filled.
Ms Robey said this was due to a change in dates, making interstate competitors available.
"We changed the date so we didn't clash with the Brisbane Exhibition and our competitive field numbers have increased astronomically," she said.
"Entries in the beef section were filled before the closing date."
It is a year for a number of new additions to the 2014 show day.
This year will see miniature horses take part in judging and for the first time, local Mary Valley produce will be displayed in the Pavilion.
When the gates open 8am tomorrow, the rodeo will take centre stage as bucking broncs and cowboys clash for eight seconds of terror.
It will run throughout the day with all rodeo sports to participate, including steer wrestling, barrel racing and team roping, to name a few.
The ring events are always a highlight and there will be plenty to see, with three rings displaying horse sports.
Led, hack and saddle classes will run throughout the day, with showjumping to be a highlight.
Outstanding beef cattle will compete for the Supreme Exhibit and junior paraders - the next generation of producers -will showcase their stock and the skills they have learnt.
Inside the Pavilion horticulture crafts, art work, photography will showcase the talent from around the region.
The wood chop, an old-time favourite, will attract a generous crowd with more competitors than ever before.
And there will be no shortage of adrenaline when motorbike show, Rampt Mini FX, entertains with its thrills and spills.
Sideshow alley will keep the kids adrenaline pumping with an array of rides from fun to terrifying, including the classic dodgem cars.
While the kids play, mums and dads can enjoy the extensive machinery displays and market stalls.
"It will be a hive of activity; each event has a full field and there will be plenty of action and excitement," Ms Robey said.
"It is a big celebration of regional living."
On-stage entertainment from Cassie Watt and Graeme Jensen will complete the day's program before KC Fireworks light up the sky from 7.30pm.
Children under 17, $6
Children under four are free