IT’S ON: Maleny Show set to go ahead in May

THE Maleny Show is set to go ahead in May this year following a meeting of the Show Society board last night.

The Society had delayed a decision on whether to go ahead with the annual event in 2022 following concerns that vaccine mandates would make it logistically impossible to run a successful show.

But those concerns were allayed following the state government’s decision to lift vaccine mandates for hospitality venues and events including agricultural shows from April 14.

The show will run over two days on May 27th and 28th with Queensland Governor Jeannette Young to formally open the show, which also marks the 100th year of the formation of the Show Society.

All competition schedules will be online at in coming days.

Show Society President Winston Johnston said the society was relieved that at the state government’s decision saying the decision to allow non-vaccinated patrons to attend the show and the consequent reduction in security costs “should ensure a very successful event”.

“We met last night and the decision by the state government was a timely one,” he said.

“We’re now looking forward to a successful celebration of the formation of 100 years of the Maleny Show Society.”

“It’s a significant event for the hinterland community and people have been starved of all forms of entertainment.

“Restrictions have hit businesses hit hard and the public will no doubt anticipate the opportunity to get out with friends and enjoy the two-days of events.”

Mr Johnston said he hoped that the lifting of vaccine mandates would help drive tourists back to the hinterland.