18 June, 2022
Malanda kicks off show season
FROM the popular milking celebrity competition to the exciting wood chops, the Malanda Show is set to deliver three days filled with fun and action when it kicks off on 24 June.
The show is the first on the annual circuit for the region and never fails to deliver an action-packed program that includes the Melville Animal Farm, Championship Dog Show, pony club and show jumping events, stud cattle competition and much more.
Add to that, the street procession on Friday night where colourful floats, vehicles and marching bands will parade down the street and with a theme of “A Magical Life”, organisers expect to see imaginary creatures, fairies, dragons, unicorns, and fairy tales come to life in the costumes and decorations.
Show manager Kate Stokes said the show would be staged in the first week of the June school holidays, making it a perfect outing for the family.
“In addition to the great events and competitions, the pavilion will be full of culinary treats and craft and, of course, there’s all the fun and thrills of side show alley,” she said.
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“Local legends Marty and Joan Conole will open the show on Friday evening at the showgrounds – it is fitting to have such wonderful people addressing our community during the opening ceremony.”
She said the new Elders Rural Ambassador Award was a competition that highlighted and celebrated young people who had a genuine interest in rural and regional communities, with the Malanda winner to be announced at the official opening.
“Saturday promises a full day of competition in the dairy, stud and main arena areas culminating with a ‘Spartacular’ firework display in the evening, provided by the generous support of our Spar Supermarket and The Big Pub,” Kate said.
On Sunday, teams of four will line up to compete in the Elder Farmer’s Challenge, where they will be put to the test completing a number of challenges that farmers may endure on any typical day.
The Grand Parade, which kicks off at 11.30am, is not to be missed followed by the Celebrity Hand Milking Competition which always gives the crowd a good laugh.
The bar area will be rocking with Riding and Towne on Friday evening and Careless on Saturday night both until late.
There will be a memorabilia exhibit, a blacksmith demonstration, a heavy horse display as well as a reptile display from local reptile enthusiast.
Before all of this was the very first event of the show season – the ever-popular Show Ball which was held on 11 June.
Tickets for the Malanda Show are $65 for a family pass for two adults and two children for the three-day event.
Pre-sold tickets are available now on TryBooking - Malanda Show.