It’s show time for monster trucks

By Sonia Isaacs Clark

WITH the Maleny Show all set to wow the crowds this weekend, excitement levels are through the roof. The final details of the entertainment program are locked in for what promises to be a truly epic two days of entertainment this Friday-Saturday, May 28-29.

There will be many traditional family entertainment favourites to delight all ages and provide all the fun of the fair, including a bumper side show alley, the popular horse and dog jumping events, 30-piece Buderim Concert Band, buskers and ten local school bands from Glenview, Maleny and Montville.

This year’s monster truck and firework extravaganza will feature Australia’s number one Monster Truck Outback Thunda, which is set to blast the entertainment program to a whole new level.
Clive Featherby, from KC’s Fireworks Displays Australasia, said that as well as putting on fireworks displays for more than 30 years, he had been driving monster trucks for more than 20 years, with more than 2,000 performances under his belt both nationally and in 15 countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand and China.
“The Maleny Show is our local show, so we really want to give the best of everything we’ve got,” Clive said.
“Friday night will be quite big with six-bar horse jump events followed by a solid preview of the Saturday night extravaganza, with fireworks and laser shows both nights.
“Saturday night is when we really let rip with monster trucks, freestyle motocross and comedy acts, and a massive fire and light multimedia spectacular. It will be one of the biggest entertainment nights ever seen at the show,” Clive said.
Friday night will feature a teaser show featuring the Dipsy And Tipsy Comedy Car Act, which will have cars competing against each other for the title of Maleny’s worst driver based on who can roll over four times first. Outback Thunda will do a drive around the main arena.
One lucky winner on the night will get the opportunity to have a passenger ride in the 4.5 tonne purpose-built mega vehicle.

Saturday night will feature the full extravaganza program kicking off at 6.15pm with a massive entertainment line-up including Dads on Bikes motorcycle comedy race laps, junior quad laps, Dipsy and Tipsy Comedy Cars, FMX KAOS unleashed motocross show, barrel races extraordinaire, the Human Torch inferno act with flaming walls of fire and the monster truck freestyle show featuring jumps and launches over other vehicles.
The program will conclude with a massive fire and laser light multimedia spectacular set to music filled, fire twirlers, LED suite dancers and more in a 15-minute fabulous finale that is sure to provide unforgettable memories for years to come. See you there!

Remember onsite parking will be limited this year so park at either the Maleny Historical Village, Maleny High School or Hoppers farm (Tallowwood Street) and catch the free shuttle buses to the showground. Purchase your tickets online and don’t forget to download the Check in Qld app, which will be used for entry.
For more details, tickets and to view the entertainment program go online to