John Gullan with old English sheep dogs Lizzy and Darcy at the home show on Saturday.
John Gullan with old English sheep dogs Lizzy and Darcy at the home show on Saturday. Nat Bromhead

Huge roll-up for home show fun

IT’S only three years old but the Wide Bay and Fraser Coast Home Show has come of age.

“The crowds have been non-stop. There has been a huge roll-up and it looks like being a record year,” said director Bob Carroll as the three-day annual event at Maryborough Showgrounds wrapped up yesterday.

“People have come from all over the Fraser Coast – from Bundaberg to Gympie and Kingaroy – which is great for the local economy, especially for the local businesses who had stalls out here.

“We had 12,000 visitors last year and I expect that’s increased to 14,000 or 15,000.”

Official figures have yet to be tallied.

Mr Carroll said leisure products such as caravans, camper trailers and motor homes were the most popular exhibits, followed closely by home renovation stands and many others.

“There was so much variety people were staying three and four hours comparing products, designs and prices.”



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