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A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 12 May 2021 A message from Mayor Glen Hartwig - Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The countdown is on to this year’s Gympie Show.

On Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 May, the Gympie Show will make its triumphant return to the Gympie Showgrounds, and the word on the street is, it will be one of the best in recent memory.

For well over a century, the show has been the place where families, farmers and visitors to our area come together to enjoy what is great about our region. 

Whether you are interested in the trucks, tractors, and farming equipment on display in Machinery Alley, love looking at the cattle judging, bull riding and baby animals in the animal nursery or enjoy all the excitement of Sideshow Alley, there is something for everyone. 

For a lot of families, this is the one event they take their kids to each year to enjoy the fireworks, eat delicious food, grab a show bag and most importantly, enjoy being together.

This will be the first time I will be attending the Gympie Show as Mayor and what excites me the most about this year’s event is seeing our iconic showgrounds full of activity. 

Last year was a difficult period for the Gympie Show Society, who were forced to cancel their event due to COVID-19. However, what made me proud was how they rallied together and found creative ways of generating an income, including the creation of the Gympie Showgrounds Farmers Markets.

This year, I have been given the honour of judging the poultry competition. So, if you are near the Poultry Pavilion on Thursday morning, come and say hello and feel free to give me any tips on what makes an awarding-winning chicken.

Now more than ever, I encourage everyone to support the Gympie Show Society by getting all of your friends and family together and visit this year’s show. 

Mayor Glen Hartwig

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