Home show pulls huge crowd

THOUSANDS of visitors eager to see the latest innovations in home, garden, camping, caravan, craft and hobby wares strolled through the gates of Maryborough Showgrounds yesterday.

Wide Bay and Fraser Coast Home Show director Bob Carroll said the first day of the three-day event was much busier than last year.

“Even with the nation-wide slide in the building industry, with statistics showing there’s a lull in building and renovation products, we’re not seeing that here.

“People still want to make their homes beautiful and put their own stamps on their environment.

“That’s been the same in each of the five home shows we’ve had statewide.”

Mr Carroll said the Building Services Authority was present at the show and he urged anyone wanting to build or do home renovations to seek out the site and ask questions.

“Now is a great opportunity to find out details for their plans.”

Mr Carroll also said the caravan and camping sites were attracting more attention than usual.

“Interest in the caravans, campervans and trailers has exploded,” he said.

“The age group is changing too. A lot of young people are taking a greater interest and designers are making products to meet their needs.”

The show continues today and tomorrow from 9am to 4pm at Maryborough Showgrounds on the Bruce Highway.

Entertainment will be on throughout, including regular shows from Tommo the bush cook, a motorbike stunt show and live music.

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