Show operators waiting for the crowds to pick up in sideshow alley on Thursday.
Show operators waiting for the crowds to pick up in sideshow alley on Thursday. Alistair Brightman

Plenty of no-shows after shift to weekday timeslot

AS THE Fraser Coast Show shifts to a weekday timeslot, punters are enjoying the fact there are no queues - but some vendors are disappointed by the slow start.

Food vendor Michelle Zeuschner said she had been spring-cleaning in an attempt to pass the time without customers.

"I know we've made no money today whatsoever," she said.

"We have three staff just standing around doing nothing."

Louie Lempriere of Nitro Dodgem Cars was more optimistic, saying she was hoping an after school rush would see business pick up.

"A lot of the rides aren't even bothering to run at this point.

"We're waiting until the kids get off school today and we're hoping with the holiday being tomorrow that the place is going to be packed."

Laughing Clown attendant Hailee Self, who has worked at the show for two years, said she noticed last year was busier.

While many were in agreement the show was off to a slow start, 11-year-old Ally McKinley from Maryborough said she had been enjoying a day without waiting in line.

"So far we've been on Sea Circus, Midnight Express, the dodgem cars and next we're going on the 360 ride."



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