Worth braving rain for all the latest gear
THE persistent rain on Saturday did not stem the flow of visitors to the Wide Bay and Fraser Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping, 4x4 and Fishing Expo.
The three-day expo finished at the Maryborough showgrounds on Sunday.
Adults and children didn't let the soggy conditions bother them - they walked around with umbrellas and in raincoats and hoodies looking at campervans, boats, tents and even sunglasses at the annual event.
Many came with the intention to buy a caravan, a boat or a tent including a Maryborough couple looking to buy their first camper trailer.
Damien and Emily Donald recently returned from Cape York and, after travelling with just a tent each, they felt it was the right time to invest in their dream camper.
Kerri Sheehy was another excited visitor.
Mrs Sheehy, who is retiring in three weeks, said she found the perfect caravan and annex at a bargain price.
The expo was not all about outdoor living experiences.
Celebrity chef and best-selling author Kim McCosker, who took the world by storm with her line of 4 Ingredients cook books, took centre stage by sharing her cooking experience with people.
Event director Bob Carroll said the family friendly event also featured free kids' rides plus a one-of-a-kind trials bike stunt show which saw professional stunt rider Eljay Driessens launch his motorcycle straight up a 3.5m vertical wall.
"Because the event is so big we also had the Choo Choo Train running about to help people see the entire event," Mr Carroll said.