Celebrate 100 years in style

By Sonia Isaacs

This year’s Maleny Show (Friday June 2 to June 3) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a very special milestone, as the Maleny Show marks 100 years since the very first show in 1923!

Months of preparation and planning have gone into ensuring the centennial celebration will be absolutely jam-packed with goodness, having something to entice and excite audiences of all ages.

From Australia’s only handheld pyrotechnic show, stunt shows, whip cracking displays, top-notch live music, and entertainment to a bonanza of international food trucks, trade displays and mega fireworks, alongside an electrifying side show alley and high rotation of top calibre performers; the Maleny Show is bursting at the seams to showcase our regions premier agricultural show and event. Lois White from Maleny Show Society said a huge drawcard for young (and young at heart) kids this year would be the special appearance of popular kids’ characters Bluey and Bingo who will appearing in four live shows on Saturday June 3 from 10am.

Lois said this year, a key focus had gone into ensuring a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, with heaps to see and do over the two day event. “We’ve invested into some great family-friendly entertainment and activities put on by the Show Society, which will be free for the whole family to enjoy upon admission. This will include our dinosaur adventure park, fossil digs and displays, gem fossicking, vintage car displays, live entertainment throughout the day and night, free animal nursery, circus and hula hoop play spaces and so much more!” said Lois. Internationally renowned Australian Horseman and Entertainer Guy McLean, who has been named the first Official Australian Stock Horse Ambassador, will be appearing live in the main arena on Saturday. Also on the dance card will be the Eljay freestyle entertainment, featuring awesome motorcycle and bike stunt shows and the unique Flux human fireworks show – the only show of its kind in Australia. Come along and pat alpacas, watch the super cute pig and duck races, and check out the horse, cattle and dog jumping competition to name a few attractions available to enjoy at the event.

To mark the centenary, the official opening will have up to 100 invited guests, including descendants of original volunteers and previous life members, and current life, and honorary members. This will coincide with the launch of a specially produced heritage film to mark the 100 years, curated by Sunshine Coast Council, and commemorative book launch, available to purchase from the Show Office.

Tickets on sale now, for more information see www.malenyshowsociety.org.au

Check out the four page program for this year’s show at: