Nambour Show, a sensation despite poor weather
The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show (known as the Nambour Show) is a three-day event that showcases the extraordinary diversity of the Sunshine Coast.
The annual Show suffered a mighty blow with poor weather affecting numbers this year.
The entry price was drastically reduced which was an offer "too good to refuse" for many, with a 'through the gate' price of only $5 per adult and children were free.
The Show is an opportunity for locals to share their talents, skills and achievements, from baby goats to lamas, mini ponies, ferris wheels, fashion parades, street theatre, show jumping, cake competitions, agricultural and local business displays, best bananas, shoot-em-up, pop and throw side shows, reptile displays to the best fruit and veges.
"A well kept secret" is, at the end of the show on Sunday, visitors can fill a bag or box with what ever fruit and vegetables they desire from the displays for only $5.
HISTORY of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
The first of the 110 shows was held in Woombye five kilometres south of the Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show’s present home in Nambour on the 3rd of June 1900. 1 500 people attended this momentous occasion and gate takings for the first day was recorded as 23-19-0 pounds. The first Show featured a small ring with seats around the perimeter made from rounds of timber blocks and fitches of waste timber. A Pavilion was built of forked posts and round bush timber to house displays of cooking, needlework, school work and floral art. Under the pavilion there was fruit and farm produce. Only three side show alley rides were included, one being a Merry Go Round. In 1909 and 1910 the Show was established at the present day Showgrounds at Nambour with an abundance of room, large ring and pavilion and close proximity to town.