26 June, 2024

Roll up, roll up, it’s Malanda Show time

SAVE the date for what promises to be an event not to be missed, jam-packed full of fun and merriment, the annual Malanda Show.

Roll up, roll up, it’s Malanda Show time - feature photo

To be held on 5-7 July, it all kicks off on the Friday evening with the ever-popular street parade. 

The street procession is always a highlight of the Malanda Show and this year won’t be any different, with 2024’s theme being Space. 

Malanda Show committee encourages all sorts of vehicles from vintage to machinery, as well as elaborate costumes, walking processions, marching bands, decorated bikes and, of course, those wonderfully creative floats.

For 2024 the rural ambassador competition will be hosted in conjunction with the show celebrations. 

This competition aims to be a fun and inclusive experience for the youth in the area. 

The idea is that the committee provides the contestants with an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural show and of course to get involved in the local community. 

The 2024 Malanda winners will be announced at the official opening.

Saturday promises a full day of competition in the dairy, stud and main arena areas culminating with The BIG ‘Spar’tacular firework display in the evening, provided by the generous support of Spar Supermarket and The Big Pub.  Saturday night provides an opportunity for some friendly competition with the Farmer’s Challenge.

Furry and not so furry pets can also be shown off this year with the 2024 Pet Parade to be hosted on the Sunday from 9.30am in the Ted Morris Arena.

Another popular event on the Sunday is the Champion Milk Handler competition. Watch as the local celebrities’ “milk” it out for the title and $500 donated to a charity of the winner’s choice, sponsored by Dairy Farmers. 

Both of those events will be presented by non-other than local Millaa Millaa stand-up comedian Georgina Humphries.

The bar area will be rocking with Chris from Discotechnics on Friday evening and Careless on Saturday night both until late. There will be a blacksmith demonstration, the new nigerian dwarf goats competition and sheep on display, as well as a reptile display.

As well as the usual sideshow alley, main arena events, pavilions, stalls, there’s plenty more on offer.

This includes, equestrian events; dairy, stud and prime cattle, poultry exhibits; goat and sheep display; animal nursery; celebrity hand-milking competition; huge fireworks and the Friday night street parade. 

Family three-day passes are $85 for two adults plus two school age children. Three-day entry for an adult is $40, school students $20, aged/disabled pensioners $20, children under 5, free.

One-day entry for adults $20, school students $10, aged/disabled pensioners $10, children U5 for free. 

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