Archer Griffin, 2, from Maryborough smiles while riding on the carousel at the Fraser Coast Show.
Archer Griffin, 2, from Maryborough smiles while riding on the carousel at the Fraser Coast Show. Alistair Brightman

Show has its ups and downs with record crowd on Friday

AN ESTIMATED 20,000 people went through the gates for the annual Fraser Coast Show on Friday and Saturday.

Fraser Coast Show Society president Gary Jensen said a record number of people went through the gates on Friday as people took advantage of the show holiday and clear skies.

Numbers were slightly down on Saturday, he said, but feedback from the huge crowd had so far been positive.

Mr Jensen said this year's show had highlighted local entertainers.

"The crowds were well-behaved," he said.

The event was officially opened with a grand parade of vintage cars, Aldridge State High School's agricultural department, 1930s bicycles and horse-drawn carriages.

It came to a close on Saturday night with fireworks and a final performance of the V8s.

Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell told the opening crowd the show was a testament to the region's primary producers.

"We know it is at the very heart of the Fraser Coast economy," he said.

The Fraser Coast show will mark its 140th anniversary in 2015.



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