L-R Taylor Collins (Jnr Rural Ambassador) Zhanae Conway-Dodd (Miss Showgirl 2015 runner up), Madeleine Vlasich (Jnr Miss Showgirl entrant) at the Rockhampton Show. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
L-R Taylor Collins (Jnr Rural Ambassador) Zhanae Conway-Dodd (Miss Showgirl 2015 runner up), Madeleine Vlasich (Jnr Miss Showgirl entrant) at the Rockhampton Show. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

GALLERY: Were you snapped at the Show?

PLENTY of young, beaming faces roamed sideshow alley this morning; balloons, showbag and fairy floss firmly in hand.

Day one of the Rockhampton Show was a success from the get-go, with show president Robert Smith breathing a sigh of relief the weather had held out - bar the wind.

"The weather has been good, it was a bit frightening on Monday but today I think we will be right for the next few days," he said.

"It's good there's a lot of a good innovations in there... I think last year was around the 30,000 (attendance) mark, so if we can better that, that's good.

Mr Smith said there were plenty of new additions, but he suspected sideshow alley would remain the main attraction.

He said he hoped the interactive dairy display, new to this year, would muster up some support for an industry doing it tough. 

"In the agricultural hall we have some dairy cows, they are being milked," he explained.

"We take it next door, we have got a butter churn next door and we make the butter, so its the whole process as far as the dairy goes."

And I think most people know they need a bit of hand now the dairy people."

Read more about the interactive display in Friday's Rural Weekly.

This year marks the second since the show was "given back to the people", run by the Agirculture and Citizens Show Society.

"I think the people should appreciate it is now a public thing, if you wish to come and help we would be only too grateful to see you; it's a big thing but it's a great thing as well."
 

FOLLOW THE ACTION:

Timetable for Thursday, June 16

Timetable for Friday, June 17

 

ROAD CLOSURES:

From Friday, June 10 to Monday, June 20:

  • Lion Creek Rd (between Hall St and Exhibition Rd)
  • Exhibition Rd (between Lion Creek Rd and wandal Rd)
  • Western direction closed for the duration of the show.
  • Fully closed Thursday, June 16


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