27 June, 2023

Top notch Malanda show gears up

A HAND milking competition, a pet parade, colourful street parade and spectacular fireworks will all be on offer when the Malanda Show kicks off on 7 July.

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A HAND milking competition, a pet parade, colourful street parade and spectacular fireworks will all be on offer when the Malanda Show kicks off on 7 July.

The three-day event is considered to be one of the most thrilling shows in the region, mixing the best of agriculture and top notch cattle with all the fun of sideshow alley, a pavilion full of culinary treats and crafts, a Farmer’s Challenge, and the excitement of wood chopping to entertain the thousands of people who will flock through the gates.

Taking place during the last week of school holidays, the show promises to be a great event for the whole family.

Kicking off the weekend on the Friday evening will be the ever-popular Street parade which, this year, has a theme of “Under the Sea”.

Locals lining the street will see all sorts of vehicles, from vintage to machinery, as well as elaborate costumes, walking processions, marching bands, decorated bikes and, of course, wonderfully creative floats.

Long-term show supporters Kevin and Jan Emerson will be opening the 2023 Malanda Show on Friday evening at the showgrounds.

This year, the Dairy Queen and Princess Quest will be hosted in conjunction with the show celebrations.

The competition aims to be a fun and inclusive experience for the youth in the area, aimed at providing the contestants with an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural show and to get involved in our local community.

The 2023 Malanda winner will be announced at the official opening.

This year, the Malanda Show Society is also hosting the State Finals for the Dairy Young Parader and Judges Competitions.

These competitions are scheduled to commence at 1pm on Friday in the Ted Morris Dairy Arena.

Saturday promises a full day of competition in the dairy, stud and main arena areas culminating with The BIG “Spar’tacular” fireworks display in the evening, thanks to the generous support of Malanda’s Spar Supermarket and The Big Pub.

Saturday night provides an opportunity to see the inner farmer in you shine with the Farmer’s Challenge.

On Sunday, it’s time to show off our furry friends at the 2023 Pet Parade to be hosted from 9.30am in the Ted Morris Arena.

Another popular event on Sunday is the Champion Hand Milker competition featuring local tradies who will fight it out for the title.

Thanks to Dairy Farmers, the winner will receive $500 for the charity of their choice.

Both the Pet Parade and the hand milking competition will be presented by 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, wood chopping, a display of goats and sheep as well as a reptile display.

Tickets to the show can be purchased by going to TryBooking-Malanda Show or at the gate. A family pass for the three-day event is $65.


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