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Queensland's oldest show gears up for another year of family fun out west

Russell Lahiff in action during the wood chop competition.
Russell Lahiff in action during the wood chop competition. Contributed

QUEENSLAND'S oldest show is gearing up for another year of agricultural fun.

The three day extravaganza in Clermont will be held from May 29 to 31 and is a beloved annual highlight on the Isaac Region's calendar.

With the show now in it's 149th year, Mayor Anne Baker says the family event has something for everyone.

"Council is proud to once again be a major sponsor of the event; a showcase of the very best of regional living,” she said.

"From produce growing competitions to cattle sales, sideshow alley to piglet racing, it's a hit with young and old.

"The woodchop competitions are always a drawcard, and I'm looking forward to seeing if Queensland can take out the title in this year's State of Origin Chop.”

Mayor Baker said the show had a long and proud history in Isaac and was an unmissable part of the town's culture.

"Thousands from around the region make the trip each year to support the show,” she said.

"All the old favourites will return again in 2017 and I encourage everyone to come along and join the fun.”

Council is providing free buses to the Clermont Show from Moranbah, Dysart and Middlemount.

Bookings are essential, visit www.isaac.qld.gov.au or call 1300 ISAACS (472 227) for details.

Topics:  clermont show isaac region woodchop


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