Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Pioneer Valley Show Readies

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Pioneer Valley Show Readies

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EVERY year the Pioneer Valley Show prides itself on staging an event bigger and better than the last -- and this year is set to be no exception.

Final preparations are under way for Sunday's show at the picturesque Finch Hatton showgrounds. This year, in a first for the show, there will be a fireworks and laser lightshow spectacular.

Pioneer Valley Agricultural Show Society Inc secretary and show committee representative Anne Hall hoped it would attract an even bigger crowd.

"Watch in awe as you are dazzled and amazed with fireworks and lasers incorporated to light up the skies and keep you wanting more," she said.

"This is our grand finale for show day and what a way to finish another beautiful day in paradise."

The lush grounds, beautiful shady trees and a warm welcoming committee await with a line-up of entertainment, ring events, stud and beef cattle, poultry, birds, horticulture pavilion, sugar cane, wood chop events, sideshow alley and much more to entertain the young and old.

From the moment you enter the showground gates there will be events and entertainments for all tastes including an animal nursery and comedy pig races, fun balloon workshops, face painting, and performers and attractions of all shapes and sizes as you make your way around the showgrounds discovery all the spectacle and fun of the fair.

Live performances throughout the Finch Hatton venue will see the likes of Memphis Moovers performing live music while travelling around the venue, Epic Darren the miniature motorcycle stuntman performing a combination of daring and delightful antics on a mini bike, Aussie FMX dazzling with their motorbike stunt displays and Zac the stilt walker with his head in the clouds and his stilts planted firmly in the Pioneer Show.

The show will also feature traditional agricultural competitions including sugar cane, caged birds, dogs and poultry as well as stud, beef and cattle contests and prizes, alongside a natural fibre competition for the first time at this event.

The Horticultural Pavilion will feature the work and produce of local artists, quilt makers, gardeners and cooks with many local entries competing at this years show. …

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