100th show in wet, windy weather
WET AND windy weather wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of those who attended Show Whitsunday at the Proserpine showgrounds on the weekend.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Show Whitsunday, this year's event was a great success with hundreds of patrons heading along to check out all the different rides, stalls and exhibitions on Friday and Saturday.
Show Whitsunday president Tony Large said that the 2012 show was one of the best to date and was quick to thank everyone who had braved the poor weather conditions to come along and support the event.
"The weather knocked our attendance numbers down a little bit this year but there was still plenty of people who turned up and had a fantastic day. Being our 100th year the Show Guild made an extra effort to get us more rides than usual and we also received a special plaque commemorating this year's milestone," Large said.
Dozens of rides and side shows entertained the masses this year along with the always popular Melville's Farm, Dennis Moussoud the Sandman and the finals of the Trans-Tasman Woodchop competition.
There was also a distinct nostalgic feel to this year's show with patrons able to take a trip down memory lane with the Daly Thomas Pavilion being turned into a Show museum for the weekend.
The party didn't stop at night with crowds entertained by the always popular Blue Heelers comedy team and rock band White Rock.