SHOW TIME: President Lyle Hasselbach is looking forward to the Goomeri Show.
SHOW TIME: President Lyle Hasselbach is looking forward to the Goomeri Show. Jordan Philp

Your guide to the Goomeri Show

GOOMERI has rolled out a huge family-friendly line-up for this year's show.

Show president Lyle Hasselbach said the show had changed up the Saturday afternoon entertainment program to entice more families.

"Hopefully everyone will be in high spirits and have a good time," he said.

Sideshow alley will have all of the favourites, including laser skirmish, giant slides and a haunted house for the bigger kids.

Mr Hasselbach anticipates the clowns will be one of the favourites, especially for the younger ones who may not be able to go on other rides.

"The clowns in sideshow alley are one of the oldest amusements in the showman's guild," he said.

From 3pm to 6pm plenty of family activities will be held, from hay stacking and tug of war competitions to face painting.

"We've got a free face painter for all the kids and all the adults that have a little bit of kid inside of them," Mr Hasselbach said.

An outdoor screening of the family favourite movie Cars 3 will be on the big screen at the showgrounds from 6pm, at no extra admission cost.

Fireworks will close the evening's program at 8pm.

The bar and music will still run after the fireworks for people who want to relax a little and chat after a big day at the show.

Mr Hasselbach expects some good show entries in the pavilion this year, which will be judged on Friday morning.

"The thing about the show is it allows everyone in the district to showcase what they've been able to produce over the last 12 months," he said.

The entries will be open all day Saturday for everyone to look at the photography, flowers, cooking, produce, and all the school work the kids have done.

Prime cattle, show jumping and dog competitions are all expected to draw a crowd and have some good entries.

The show society is also anticipating lots of stud cattle, since the Goomeri Show is in the lead-up to Rockhampton Beef Week.

This year the Stockman's Challenge and other novelty games will take place on the Sunday, due to the family-friendly line-up, Mr Hasselbach said.

Show tickets will be $12 for adults, $5 for high school aged children and free for those under 12. They can be bought at the showgrounds.

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