MARY Valley residents are expected to turn out in droves for the annual Mary Valley Show on August 19, and they will looking for some light relief after months of fighting the proposed Traveston Crossing dam.
So the Mary Valley Show Society is ready to turn it on at the Imbil Showgrounds, with woodchopping and the rough and tumble bull and bronc rodeo sure to be the main attractions.
There will be side show alley entertainment for the kids, and they can try their acrobatic skills on the popular bungee trampoline or hit the road with the mini hot rod cars.
Popular local music talent Alias Smith and Jones will take to the stage at 5pm and one of the best fireworks displays you will see will finish the day for the kids at 7.30pm.
But that won't mean it's over for the adults, with the concert set to continue until the crowds want to go home!
The show society has again linked up with transport providers to improve access to the annual event.
President Ray Horne said buses will run between the Toyota National Country Music Muster at Amamoor and the Imbil Showgrounds on Show Day.
They will leave the Muster grounds at 8am, and 12 midday, returning from the showgrounds at 4pm for the early birds, and 9pm for the party goers who want to stick around.
Tickets cost $12/adult which includes show entry.
Parking is easy for those who want to drive, with plenty of room in the 20-acre block adjacent to the showgrounds.
Mr Horne said the rodeo competitors and much of the general parking would be directed to the 20 acres, with access off Diggings Road, which would free up the annual congestion in Edward Street and the neighbouring area.
Ring events and showjumping will ensure that showgoers have something to watch all day, and popular announcer Alain Hendersen will keep up a running commentary.
The children will love side show alley and the show rides and there will be plenty to eat with hamburgers and chips, strawberries and cream available.
There are still some stall sites available - contact Val Sykes on 5484 5298, or for general show inquiries talk to Lee Evans on 5484 3546 or visit the website www.maryvalleyshow.com
Graphic to the right: World class action at the Mary Valley Show last year when the strong men tackle the treefelling event.