Debbie Nicolaides with the Australian miniature goats she breeds, particularly Wild River Barney (also known as Me-me, after a noise she made as a baby).
Debbie Nicolaides with the Australian miniature goats she breeds, particularly Wild River Barney (also known as Me-me, after a noise she made as a baby). Renee Albrecht

Show magic awaits Mary Valley

COMBINING pony rides, jumping castles, fireworks, haunted houses and pig racing sounds like the script for a crazy Hollywood caper movie, but the Mary Valley Show is offering the chance to live them all in one day this Saturday.

Mary Valley Show society secretary Jo Robey said there are several new exhibits people should keep an eye open for amidst all the usual activities.

"It's the second year of the poultry section being back at the show, with a full contingent of birds - they've more entries than they can possibly cater for, which is fantastic,” she said.

"This is the first year the Australian miniature goats have a section in our show. They've got at this stage five exhibitors which is great for the first year they're including it.”

Along with the new exhibits, a wide range of rides and entertainment will be on offer including clowns, the rodeo, petting enclosures, woodchopping competitions and market stalls.

There will also be free jumping castles available for children.

While the forecast claims possible showers can be expected on Saturday, Mrs Robey said the weather should not hinder the enjoyment more than 200 people expected to pass through the gates.

"Everything still runs as normal. Events only get called off if it's torrential rain and unsafe for competitors, so the rodeo, the show jumping still happens anyway. So make sure you pack a little brolly,” she said.

"And there's plenty to do even if there is light showers; there's the poultry section and pavilion and all that sort of stuff that's under cover.”

The Mary Valley Show will be held at the Imbil Showgrounds, with gates open from 8am.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children under 17 years.