Heath Lewis,9, having a guess at the weight of the giant pumpkin at last year's Fraser Coast Show.
Heath Lewis,9, having a guess at the weight of the giant pumpkin at last year's Fraser Coast Show. Alistair Brightman

Green thumbs will be on show at the show

EUNICE Holmes loves her gardening and her family has always been involved with the Fraser Coast Show.

"I have always grown my own vegies and have been entering into the show over the last six years," Ms Holmes said.

"My grandchildren are now entering the competition."

Ms Holmes is the chief steward of the fruit and vegetable section of the Fraser Coast Show's competitions.

"To be a steward you not only have to have an interest in gardening - there's more to it than that," she said.

"Stewards take in entries, organise schedules, set up the display at the show, select the judges, write up winners placards and the biggest part is getting sponsorship.

"The Fraser Coast Chronicle has sponsored this section for about 10 years - we have lots of sponsors who have been with us for many years."

The chief steward said her job is voluntary.

"I like doing this job and I love the satisfaction of seeing the enthusiasm of the entrants," Ms Holmes said.

"My favourite category is the vegetables and herbs."

Competitions 

  • All entries are $1 and range from the giant pumpkin, fruit, vegetable, herbs, eggs, to the children's decorate-a-fruit-or- vegetable and a school section.
  • There is also a photo competition - enter your favourite fruit and vegetable photo - classes include biggest, unusual shape and open.
  • For entry forms and schedules visit frasercoastshow.com.au or the office at The Globe, Cheapside St, Maryborough or phone 4123 5311.

Show details 

  • The Fraser Coast Show will be held at the showgrounds on May 22 and 23. The theme is Water - Lifeblood of our land.
  • Tiny trained piglets will have showgoers squealing with delight as Neil Duddy holds his Peak Pig Racing on both days of the show.
  • The piglets will dress in racing colours and race through an obstacle course to the finish line.


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