Fraser Coast Show Society hopes 'unbelievable' sales a sign
THE Fraser Coast Show Society is hoping "unbelievable" prepaid ticket sales are a sign of what's to come over the next two days.
Executive officer Pat Lenthall said 2013 Fraser Coast Show tickets had been selling out at locations across the region this week - something that had not happened for several years.
"We're very hopeful that we will get big numbers through the gates," she said.
"There's been a real buzz out at the showgrounds today."
Ms Lenthall said a huge line-up of entertainment would be on the cards from 9am this morning, from traditional attractions such as woodchopping and sideshow alley to quirky new additions such as lawnmower racing and Tug'o'War.
One of the big spectacles will be the Trackskill V8 Ute Show, which will held in the main arena three times a day.
Holden driver Gary Paxter said the competition between Ford and Holden enthusiasts would be made very clear when they hit the track.
"It's a show that draws crowds back against and again because it is loud, exciting and definitely fast-paced."
Fraser Coast residents could even win a ride in the ute of their choice by buying a raffle ticket the 2013 Fraser Coast Showgirl winner during one of the shows each day.
For those interested in the pavilions, Ms Lenthall said entries had been excellent in most categories this year.
"People have really embraced this year's theme Country to Coast."
Ms Lenthall said any profits made this year would be squirreled away for 2015 - the 140th anniversary of the Fraser Coast Show.