7.30PM: In half an hour, the highly anticipated fireworks display will go ahead at the Fraser Coast Show.

The rodeo event will pause during the 20 minute display and then start again before finishing at 10.30pm.

There will then be an after party at the showgrounds.

6PM: The rodeo is less than an hour away from kicking off at the Fraser Coast Show.

There will be a break at 8pm for fireworks.

The show was in full swing on Friday afternoon.
The show was in full swing on Friday afternoon. Carlie Walker

The rodeo is set to finish 10.30pm, at which time an after party will get underway.

4PM: The show is well and truly in full swing this afternoon, with thousands of people streaming through the gates.

The rides and sideshow alley are full of families enjoying the sights and sounds.

2PM: Brayden Genrich took part in the woodcrafting display at the Fraser Coast Show on Friday.

He says he enjoys the hobby.

"It's something to do, it gets me out of the house," he said.

The Maryborough Woodturners and Woodcraftsmen Guild had plenty of interest at their display throughout the day. 

Brayden Genrich at the woodcrafting display at the Fraser Coast Show.
Brayden Genrich at the woodcrafting display at the Fraser Coast Show. Carlie Walker

1PM: The sounds of clashing swords could be heard at the Fraser Coast Show on Friday, but it was no cause for concern.

The Riverbend Medieval Society brought a little bit of the Middle Ages to life in Maryborough, from the clothes they wore to the battles they fought and weapons they used.

Lady Tonya Osbourne-Blake said the group always had a great time.

12PM: Shirley Shorten has been volunteering for the Salvation Army for more than 60 years.

She loves coming to the show each year to collect donations on behalf of the charity.

"The people are all very wonderful," she said.

"I've been doing this for years and years.

"Everyone is just so generous."

Shirley Shorten has been a volunteer for the Salvation Army for more than 60 years.
Shirley Shorten has been a volunteer for the Salvation Army for more than 60 years. Carlie Walker

11.30AM: Aussie FMX is back in action at the Fraser Coast Show.

The talented riders have stunned again, this time enjoying better weather to pull off their range of tricks. 

They will perform again at 1pm, 5pm and 7.30pm.

One of the riders from Aussie FMX does a perfect backflip.
One of the riders from Aussie FMX does a perfect backflip. Carlie Walker

11AM: The woodchopping competition is underway at the Fraser Coast Show, with plenty of talent on display.

A sizeable crowd has gathered to watch the event.

The woodchopping competition at the Fraser Coast Show.
The woodchopping competition at the Fraser Coast Show. Carlie Walker

10.30AM: Maryborough's Ray Mathiesen has been breeding ducks for more than 50 years - and he knows a champion when he sees one.

So it's no surprise one of his ducks has claimed the top title in the poultry division.

His black and white muscovy drake, which claimed the title of show champion, is a very impressive sight.

Mr Mathiesen judges ducks all over Australia and was thrilled his duck claimed top prize.

Malakai Heindenreich also claimed success at the show with his rooster, who was named the champion pet.

His aunty, Tanya Neuendorf said she had help her nephew raise the rooster.

He was excited when he visited the show after school and found the ribbon on his pet's cage.

Ray Mathiesen with his grand champion muscovy alongside Malakai Heinenreich with his champion pet rooster.
Ray Mathiesen with his grand champion muscovy alongside Malakai Heinenreich with his champion pet rooster. Carlie Walker

10AM: Sideshow alley is set to be a tonne of fun again on Friday, with plenty of kids giving the games and rides a go on Thursday.

From shooting targets to catching critters in water tanks to feeding clowns balls for prizes, there's definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

In among the games there are plenty of rides for the kids, from dodgem cars to the carousel, to the teacup ride and pirate ships.

There's even a haunted house to explore.

One of the games providing amusement along sideshow alley.
One of the games providing amusement along sideshow alley. Carlie Walker

9.30AM: Maryborough and Hervey Bay's Spinners and Weavers Clubs have come together to create a display at the Fraser Coast Show.

Evelynne Denelzen from the Maryborough Club said prizes had been handed out and some of the creations this year were real works of art.

She said each of the members had a passion for spinning and weaving.

"We love our spinning - it's very relaxing," she said.

"It's not as hard as it looks once you have the rhythm going."

From yak fibre to merino wool and cotton, all types of fabrics are created.

Ms Denelzen usually submits one of her creations, but didn't have the time this year.

She was still enjoying watching the fun of the show and helping to man the display.

"The kids are just fascinated by the display, the school kids all get to have a look," she said.

"There's a lot of work in them.

"Everything here is hand spun."

Hervey Bay and Maryborough's Spinners and Weavers Clubs came together for a display at the Fraser Ciast Show. Evelynne Denelzen from the Maryborough club was manning the display.
Hervey Bay and Maryborough's Spinners and Weavers Clubs came together for a display at the Fraser Ciast Show. Evelynne Denelzen from the Maryborough club was manning the display. Carlie Walker

9AM: Day two of the Fraser Coast Show is set to kick off with a bang.

The Queensland Working Dog Trials will be held in the centre ring from 9am.

The antique tractor pull will be on again today, along with performances from the Aussie FMX riders and the comedy duo the CrackUp Sisters.

Displays ranging from photography to cooking, showjumping to art and photography will also please the crowds.

Then at 7pm one of the show's most anticipated events will kick off the with annual rodeo.

Stay tuned for more show coverage.



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