SHOW TIME: Fireworks will light up the night sky at Show Whitsunday, 2018.
SHOW TIME: Fireworks will light up the night sky at Show Whitsunday, 2018. Peter Carruthers

One week till Show Whitsunday

NEW contenders will be joining the crew at Show Whitsunday as Luke's Reptile Kingdom make an appearance for the first time at Proserpine Showgrounds on June 22-23.

The exciting pavilion boasts Queensland's largest interactive reptile display hosting an array of formidable lizards, snakes, crocodiles and lots more.

Show President, Donna Rogers said that Show Whitsunday will be an action-packed event with the focus on families.

"The Show is one of the few events in our region that is based on tradition. A tradition based on over 100 years of history,” Ms Rogers said.

LUKE'S REPTILE KINGDOM: Come and make some reptilian friends at Show Whitsunday.
LUKE'S REPTILE KINGDOM: Come and make some reptilian friends at Show Whitsunday. Jessica Bahr

"The Show was instigated to ensure local families got to meet up once a year in a social setting. This tradition still brings families and friends together at the show to enjoy its many entertainments and events.”

As if a display of fearsome reptiles wasn't enough to get the blood pumping, El Jay and his crew will be back by popular demand to pull off a high-risk, free-style motorcycle stunt show full of suspense and humour.

The kids can get an adrenaline rush on thrilling show rides and play dodgem cars or hold adorable animals from Melville's Baby Animal Farm and enjoy fairy floss and waffles.

The 14000litre Berkley Super Fishing Tank display will take enthusiastic anglers through the ins-and-outs of angling including catch and release techniques and gear tips for first timers.

Fireworks that are not to be missed will light up the sky on Friday evening to wrap up the day's festivities.

Ms Rogers said that the Show will be a stand-out event for everyone in the community.

"Whether you're interested in Side Show Alley, the show jumping, the woodchop or even grabbing a great deal from one of the car dealerships on display, or just having a drink at the Bar - Show Whitsunday has something for everyone.”

DETAILS:

  • WHEN: June 22-23, Fri noon-11pm, Sat 9am-2pm
  • WHERE: Proserpine Showgrounds
  • COST: Adults $15, high school students and pensioners $10, primary school students $5, non-school age, free
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Sky's the limit for Proserpine State High School students

Sky's the limit for Proserpine State High School students

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"The place was packed and it was a really good time,” he said.

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