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This weekend is showtime

Atherton Show secretary Kylie Lang and president Leanne Thomas are preparing for the mini pop-up show this weekend.

With the Tablelands slowly coming out of COVID-19 restrictions the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society have announced they are going to be running a mini pop-up show this weekend.

Atherton Show Society Event Co-ordinator Kylie Lang said that with the school holidays happening at the moment some parents may be looking for unique ways to entertain their kids.

“Due to COVID, this is a way for the communities to enjoy a scale backed show experience and help the travelling show people.”

The mini pop-up show is happening this Friday, July 10 at 8am through to 4pm Sunday, July 12.

At the end of March this year the Management Committee made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Atherton Show due to the COVID-19 situation.

Ms Lang said that this weekend it was great that they could return all the usual show attractions “Brophy’s amusements will be supplying sideshow alley and rides. There will also Fairy floss, Dagwood dogs and lots of yummy food.”

“We will also have all the popular Showbags like Frozen, Avengers and Batman and other vendors there as well.”

In lieu of one big Atherton show, Ms Lang says there’s going to be a few pop up shows spread out throughout the rest of the year, “In a few weeks we could have another amusement provider saying they are coming through town so we are hoping we can do this again.”

They are also planning on doing deconstructed shows over the next few months, where they will be able to run the normal agricultural and animal competitions.

“We’ve already had the kid’s online competitions for arts and crafts and the kid’s agriculture section was judged this week.”

“We are looking at doing our seniors agriculture competition in September so that they can bring in their displays and we can have an exhibition then.

“We are hoping to have our cattle displays soon and the rest of the animal displays will be rolled out in stages.

As well as the rides this Sunday will be extra special “This Sunday we also have the Atherton indoor markets on as well as the show attractions as well.” Ms Lang said

“I’m looking forward to all the attractions coming back to Atherton this weekend and I really want a dagwood dog.”

The mini pop-up show is happening this Friday, July 10 at 8am through to 4pm Sunday, July 12 at the Atherton Showgrounds, entry is free.


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