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Roll up, roll up, get set for the Fraser Coast show

CARNIVAL operators, performers and organisers will begin taking over the Maryborough Showgrounds this Sunday for the two-day annual Fraser Coast Show.

This year's event will be held over Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23, with a show holiday declared for the area on the Friday.

It is the first time in several years the event won't be held on a Saturday, but the change is expected to attract more young school students and elderly people.

Fraser Coast Show Society president Keryn Staib said the shift was due to feedback from the public who wanted the show to return to tradition.

"Traditionally, our show used to be Thursday-Friday," he said.

Mr Staib said the major entertainment for this year would be Roof Top Express, to be held on both Thursday and Friday evening.

The horsemanship show was created by former Australian Outback Spectacular star David Manchon.

Mr Staib said the show would also hold fireworks on both nights and a ute and hot rod competition on Friday.

The annual stud cattle competition had also attracted plenty of entries, he said.

He said this year's fat cattle competition had to be cancelled as farmers feel the impact of the ongoing drought.

The show will hold modelling competition Face of the Fraser Coast for men and woman aged 13-25 for the second year. The major prize will be a modelling course.

A Country Fashions of the Fraser Coast competition will be held for the first time, with people able to enter on the day.

Buses will run from Hervey Bay's Stockland Shopping Centre transit centre and from Maryborough's Station Square to the showgrounds across both days.

A day pass for adults can be purchased at the gate for $20 or before the event for $18.

Concession passes are $15 on the day or $12 for prepaid passes.

Family passes and single family passes are also available ranging from $20-$45.

Prepaid passes are available from Visitor Information centres Hervey Bay and Maryborough, the Tiaro council service centre, the Matilda Service Station on Ferry St in Maryborough and the Fraser Coast Show Society Office.

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