Entertainment

Show set to put kids in a spin

Marcus Waller warms up the teacups ahead of gates opening at the annual Bundaberg Show today.
Marcus Waller warms up the teacups ahead of gates opening at the annual Bundaberg Show today. Max Fleet

IT'S showtime!

Day one of the three-day Bundaberg Show will kick off this morning with gates opening at 8am.

There will be plenty of action for young and old with rides, games, exhibits, horse events and pavilion entries sure to entertain.

Fourth-generation show worker Luke Hennessy said he was glad to be back in town for the show.

"It's been a family business since 1946 and we've been coming to Bundaberg for over 40 years," Mr Hennessy said.

"It's a joy to come here and put smiles on dials."

Mr Hennessy, who owns four attractions at the show, said the event was packed with rides, game and stallholders.

"There's so much equipment here," he said.

"There's not an inch to spare."

Mr Hennessy has brought a new attraction to the Bundy Show this year - Water Balls.

"They're a clear plastic ball that you hop inside and then you get in a pool of water and you walk on water, kind of like a hamster wheel," he said.

Another fourth-generation show worker, Marcus Waller, said the show was sure to be a cracker.

"It's pretty full this year," he said.

"I've travelled the show my whole life; it's really good."

 

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

8am - Gates open

All day - Horse events

All day - Pavilion exhibits

7.30pm & 9pm - Toyota Hilux Heroes

8pm - Fireworks

Topics:  bundaberg, festival, fireworks, food, fun, horse events, rides




Two arrested over Mundubbera stabbing

Gary Ryan died on Tuesday after being stabbed multiple times. Police have launched a homicide investigation.

Two men extradited to Queensland.

Medical emergency on flight to Bundaberg

QANTAS

Paramedics called after mid-flight emergency

Newsagency owners take on a new outlook

FACES OF BUNDY: Michael and Lyn Bowles from McCrackens Newsagency.

Changes are coming for local newsagency

Latest deals and offers

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa