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Each agricultural show is unique. It is a showcase of a community, its spirit, its people, its qualities. It symbolises what a community and its people can achieve. It educates and entertains while providing opportunities to compete with others, from not only within that community but also far afield. The Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show not only achieves all these goals but exceeds them. More than 15,000 entries will be received and judged across 35 competition categories. The Heritage Founders Pavilion will house the largest display of community achievement in the state, Cooking, Handicraft, Leatherwork, Drawing, Mapping, Handwriting, Fine Art, Art in Bark, Floriculture, School Gardens, Photography, Home Grown Produce, Floral Art, Crops and Bread. All under one roof, all at one time. More than 200 different breeds of animals can be found at the Show. Alpacas, show dogs, working dogs and high-jumping dogs. Bees, pigs, boer goats, mohair goats, dairy goats and miniature goats. Merino sheep and meat sheep. Horses, beef and dairy cattle. Chooks, ducks, drakes, pigeons and guinea pigs. Fleeces from sheep, goats and alpacas. A true menagerie of livestock. If Old McDonald had a farm, he has never seen one like this one. Although competition is the cornerstone of the local show, it is the

entertainment and excitement that will have our patrons parting with their hard-earned. The rides and showbags, the vast array of tempting fare, and the latest gimmicks, gadgets and must have novelty items. We have put together a great array of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy. All included in one ticket price. In fact, you will find more than 50 things to see and do for free. As you enjoy your show experience, you will notice a number of changes. More of a focus on food with presentations from Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia and Paul West from River Cottage Australia. More seating areas in the International Food Truck Village, Family Stage, around the Founders Pavilion and down in the Little Hands on the Farm Precinct. More educational programs with our Agtastic Trail and Ag Discovery Day, more entertainment for young families with the Trolls Stage Show and Bouncy Kids Rodeo, more extreme entertainment with the Laughing Lumberjacks, Jet Pack Adventures, James Bustar Hilarious Juggling and Antics, Hot Wheels Stunt Show, Dock Dogs and Sled Dog Racing. In conjunction with Showmens Guild, we have introduced an Entry to the Show and 10 Rides Bundle for only $50. After the popularity last year we had to bring the offer back. I invite you to attend this year’s Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show and enjoy the experience when the country comes to town.

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RASQ president’s welcome Rich Traditions – Bold Ambitions is the catch cry of the Toowoomba Regional Council, and the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland (RASQ) certainly embodies this sentiment. Your RASQ was established in 1860 — the first to be established in Queensland, and only the fifth at that point in Australia with the Brisbane Royal Society not formed until some 15 years later. This is just a great example of our rich tradition and legacy of being a fantastic agricultural hub, and what I believe to be one of the very best regions in the world. The quality of what we can produce in this region is truly phenomenal. The annual show, of course, was designed to highlight and promote the very best of agriculture. In the early days, there were two shows. One held in winter to promote graziers and livestock breeders, and the other in summer to meet the needs of orchardists, grain-growers and dairy farmers. Fast-forward to 2019, and the 155th Toowoomba Royal Show — brought to us for the 20th time by the Heritage Bank — is still proudly an event that promotes the very best of agriculture and bush craft in the region. Did you know that the Bread Show is the largest of its type in the country? Our equestrian events and horse numbers are the biggest in Australia. Our leatherwork entries promote some of the finest bush craft in all of Australia, while this year we again host the National Dorper and State Finals in sheep and poultry junior judging. We are conscious that we need to make this great event affordable for families. For that reason, we have not increased ticket prices since

2011. For your ticket price you are entitled to attend over 50 events and attractions which are included in the ticket price. Whether it be pirate jet skiers, to our Little Hands on the Farms precinct, to world champion woodchop events, to lumberjacks, to internationally acclaimed chefs and gardeners — we aim to have something to entertain you. The RASQ is proud to stage what is Toowoomba’s largest event on behalf of the community. Can I thank the Heritage Bank and all of our sponsors for the support and passion they display for this great community event. While you are enjoying yourselves at the Show, can I also ask that you keep an eye out for our hardworking staff, stewards, judges, competitors and volunteers who play such an essential part in making sure everything goes according to plan. Might I even be so bold as to suggest you stop one of them to say thanks and ask them about what they do. The passion and commitment that everyone involved with the Show displays to their chosen field of endeavor is truly inspiring. We will always have the ‘bold ambition’ of putting on the best possible Toowoomba Royal Show for our community so that we can respect the fine legacy our agricultural forefathers provided for us. Welcome and enjoy the 2019 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show!

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Heritage Bank welcomes you to the Toowoomba Royal Show Shared traditions are hugely important in helping communities develop a sense of identity that unites them. The Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show is one of those unifying forces. It’s a tradition that has been bringing city and country together since 1860, and offering entertainment for every age and demographic. The Show is an event that we can all experience in our own way, yet which brings us together as one community. It’s also an event that has grown and evolved over the years, reflecting the way our society has changed to remain just as relevant today as it always has been. Heritage Bank is delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Toowoomba Royal Show because we recognise what an important contribution it makes to our community and our culture. Like the Show, Heritage has also played an important role in helping build this community. It’s the perfect marriage of two iconic local institutions. At Heritage, we’re all about strengthening the community spirit in the areas where our customers live and work. There’s nothing quite like the Show to do that. Congratulations to everyone at the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland for putting together an absolutely fantastic Heritage Toowoomba Royal Show for 2019. We wish the Show every success and welcome all those who come along for the celebration. – Peter Lock, CEO

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50 free things to do at the Show Want to create some awesome family memories these holidays? The Toowoomba Royal Show has you covered: a great day at the show can be had for nothing more than the entry fee for all ages. So, for frugal fun and a sneak peek at all of the free things on offer at this year’s Show, here are 50 free things to keep all ages entertained at show time.

ANIMAL-TASTIC

■ Visit the animal nursery and spend some time hugging fluffy babies ■ Better yet, bottle feed some cuddly roving animals ■ Check out the working dairy and help explain where milk comes from ■ Click your shears at the shearing demonstrations ■ Name a pig and squeal with excitement at a Pig Race ■ Get your ‘Babe’ farm-ish groove on at the sheep dog trials ■ Take a few steps in any direction to find a variety of four-footed animal judging ■ Slither and slide to one of the reptile demonstrations ■ Buzz into the honey hut to immerse yourself in the world of bees ■ Enter your dog, or watch the Dock Dogs shows — four times a day ■ Watch the main arena begin to come alive each evening with the Harness Racing

EDU-FUN-CATION

■ Wander through the Glenvale Historical Village display ■ Have fun being educated with Little Hands on the Farm ■ Learn a few new tricks at circus school ■ Costa (Get Grubby TV) workshops in the garden and healthy foods in the kitchen ■ Paul West (River Cottage Australia, SBS) cooking demonstrations, and food and beer pairing ■ Get your tractor licence

BEEP, CHOO, VROOM

■ Explore the vintage machinery and all of the weird and wonderful vehicles on display. ■ Climb aboard a massive tractor ■ Check out the model trains on display ■ Rev up at the Hot Wheels Car display ■ Crash, bash, rattle and roll at the Demolition Derby (Saturday) ■ Journey through the Agtastic Trail (win a $200 savings account daily) ■ Hitch a train ride around the entire show grounds (including the entrance areas to help the seniors with easy vehicle access) ■ Take a wander through the awesome ute show display ■ Have your first rodeo with the Kids Bouncy Rodeo

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GET IN THE SPORTING SPIRIT

■ Have fun while getting healthy at the Sports Expo ■ Drive mum up the wall (literally) with rock wall climbing (yes, it’s free) ■ Watch the Darling Downs Rural Ambassador and Miss Showgirl presentations ■ Be thrilled at the talents in the Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show ■ Relax and turn skyward to enjoy the Fireworks Spectacular ■ Embrace the noise at the chainsaw racing ■ Grab a great seat and a burger to enjoy the World Championship wood chopping ■ Watch (or take part in) the Junior Stockman’s Challenge

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU, LET US MAKE YOU LAUGH

■ Sit back, relax and watch the Brophy Brothers Circus ■ Admire the local talented dance schools with dance demonstrations and performances ■ Keep an eye out for Lollypop the Clown — roving around ■ 1, 2, 3, 4 this is what you’ve been waiting for… cheerleading displays ■ Be prepared to be amazed at the Jet Pack Super Heroes (and Jet Pack James Bond) shows ■ Sing along with Poppy and Branch at the Trolls live shows ■ Meet and greet with the Trolls characters ■ Take a load off and have a laugh at the puppet shows ■ Enjoy the incredible feats performed at the Hot Wheels Stunt Show each night

FOOD, ART, CULTURE AND CHILL ■ Marvel at the floral art demonstrations ■ Sleeping Beauties watch out for the spinning and weaving demonstrations ■ See the huge Heritage Bank produce display ■ Drool over the showcase of the King of the Bakers skills in baking and cake decorating ■ Feel the fashion fever at the pop-up fashion parades ■ Wander through and partake in the freebies, and demonstrations within the pavilion ■ Pack a picnic and watch the main arena events unfold throughout the day ■ Pucker up and say cheese for our roving photographers

For more information about all the great things to do, jump onto our official Toowoomba Royal Show Facebook page or the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show website (www.rasq.com.au).


You talked, we listened The Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show is in hot competition with other school holiday activities and we have listened to the parents’ feedback that a day out at the show is just getting too expensive for families. So, this year’s varied range of ticket bundles are specifically designed to give you maximum ‘bang for your buck’. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun, by ordering your tickets online and enjoying the benefits of lower online pricing. Pre–paid prices for the 2019 show are $15 for adults, $10 for concession card holders (pensioners, seniors, veterans affairs or full–time student with identification), and $5 per child aged 5–12 years. The Family Pack (two adults and two children) is available for $35 — children under 5 years old, get in for free. But, with the $80 Super Saver Bundle, families get $60 worth of sideshow rides included in the ticket price. The Side Show Alley Super Saver package includes a single entry ticket and 10 sideshow rides for just $50, while concession card holders have access to the $30 Super Saver Bundle (which includes $30 worth of sideshow rides). The biggest deal of all, is the Show Bag deal for $99, which includes a family ticket, $30 worth of sideshow rides, four selected show bags, hotdogs and sundaes, as well as two Orchy drinks and two coffees. As an added bonus, pre–purchase tickets go into the draw to win a $500 Heritage Bank gift card (terms and conditions apply and are available from www.heritage.com.au). Pre–paid tickets (and bundles) are available both online, in Heritage branches and from the Toowoomba Show office. The Side Show Alley offer is available online only and will remain available for just a limited time. To purchase online, please go to www.toowoombashow.com.au or follow the link through the official Toowoomba Royal Show Facebook page.

A traditional show The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland will highlight the importance of our agriculture industry

Fab–ewe–lous animals This year’s Toowoomba Show will feature all manner of furry friends. From small and cuddly to the giants of the show ring, there’s sure to be a plethora of animals to catch the eye. As you wander around the show grounds, you’re guaranteed to run into alpacas, show dogs, working dogs and high–jumping dogs, bees, pigs, boer goats, mohair goats, dairy goats, miniature goats, and more. There’ll also be a great variety of sheep, horses and cattle. And, don’t forget the chooks, ducks, drakes, pigeons and guinea pigs that could turn up around any corner. Beautiful fleeces from goats and alpacas will be on display as well, offering a true menagerie of livestock to 2019 visitors.

While a lot of shows are moving away from traditional agriculture in favour of more rides, showbags and entertainment, the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland will deliver more educational programs this year, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the Darling Downs region. “Show Societies should be public relations agencies for agriculture. “We are in the unique position of promoting agricultural producers to consumers,” RASQ CEO Mr Damon Phillips said. Since 1860, the Toowoomba Royal Show has been an unrivalled production of the very best in entertainment and agriculture displays on the Darling Downs. The theme for this year’s Show, will again be ‘When the Country Comes to Town’, with this tag line to be used in all marketing and forming an integral part of the selling proposition. A number of popular educational programs will be back again, like Animal Nursery, Vintage Machinery and Working Dairy. Show–goers will also be able to visit Little Hands on the Farm and learn about all things agriculture with interactive displays and demonstrations. Follow a map around the ‘AGtastic Trail’, learning about a variety of agricultural industries while going into the daily draw to win a $200 savings account from Heritage Bank. On Friday, school groups can also join the ‘AG Discovery’ day. Take a photo at an AGtastic picture board and upload it onto our Facebook page to share it with other patrons. Page 7


Handy information for your Show visit The Heritage Bank 2019 Toowoomba Royal Show runs from Thursday, March 28, until Saturday, March 30, at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on Glenvale Road. The Show will be open from 9am to 9pm daily, with fireworks concluding each night.

COSTS

Adult: $20 (at gate); $15 (prepaid) Concession: $13 (at gate); $10 (prepaid) Child: $7 (at gate); $5 (prepaid) Family: $45 (at gate); $35 (prepaid) Prepaid tickets are available until 5pm Wednesday, March 27, from the Show Office, Heritage Bank branches or online.

PARKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Free parking is provided in both the northern and southern carparks, with disabled parking available at both entrances. Buses will run each day of the Show, leaving from Toowoomba Bus Station, and traveling via Grand Central’s Victoria St stop and Clifford Gardens’ bus stop, on an hourly basis from 8.30am to 5.30pm with return buses running hourly from 9am to 9pm.

ATM & EFTPOS FACILITIES

EFTPOS facilities are available at the northern and southern turnstiles for all ticket purchases. Heritage ATMs are located at the Show Site Office at the northern end of the Glenvale Room and at the Glenvale Room entrance.

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Can’t find that familiar face in the crowd? Come and see the friendly office staff and they’ll do their best to help you. Police officers will be based opposite the main building to provide assistance if required.

MOVING AROUND

Want to see the whole Show without having to do a lot of walking? Jump on the Vanderfield People Mover that operates daily from 9am to 6pm, and sail through the grounds. The QCWA will again be servicing the cloak room at the Heritage Founders Pavilion, so you can store your items while you wander.

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Fun with your favourite Trolls Get ready to dance and sing with the happiest creatures around! This year, the Homestyle Family Stage will feature a live stage show based on the hit movie Trolls. Join the stars of Trolls — Poppy, with a song always in her heart, knows life is all about cupcakes and rainbows, and the very careful and cautious Branch, who is always ready for anything – except Poppy’s personality. Poppy and Branch have their ups and downs but always make friends and understand each other in the end. The live shows will be on each day at 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.45pm. For an extra special adventure, find Poppy and Branch wandering around the showgrounds from 2pm daily and meet them in-person.

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Daily hydro flights to thrill Jet off to the Toowoomba Showgrounds for an unmissable performance The Jetpack Entertainment & Events team will be back again for the 2019 Toowoomba Royal Show. The performance will bring back the Jetpack Superheros in a children’s themed costume performance, with loads of crowd interaction as the athletes deliver a ‘splashing’ performance. Come dressed in your superhero clothing to be part of the show! The Bond show also returns in a themed story and the freestyle stunt team will entertain the crowds three times a day. However, this year has a surprising twist in each show. “We will also bring in the jetski freestyle team, so not only will the show be 25–meters up in the air, but also down low for a complete visual experience. “Bring a towel, ‘cause you are more than likely to get wet in these performances,” owner Ritchie Gregg said.

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Taste the world at the Show

The new International Food Village promises to be a foodie’s paradise Foodies’ palettes will be spoilt for choice with the show–stopping selection of tasty treats available this year. From German sausages to Hungarian Lángos and everything in between, you will find something to satisfy your taste buds. Think Mexican tacos and burritos, Indonesian curries and satays, street food from the Philippines and Greece, wood–fired pizza, pulled pork and beef burgers, and mouth–watering Texan ribs, to name a few. Bowls of nutritious chicken, beef, vegetables and grains will also be on offer, with churos, ice–cream, pancakes, donuts and fresh fruit salads to top it all off. The new International Food Village overlooks the family stage and has plenty of seating and shade to accommodate your whole group. Whether you get it from the Lion Craft Beer Bar, or from one of the great coffee stalls, you will have your pick of numerous drinks on offer as you venture through the stalls. For a traditional sit–down meal, you can’t go past the ever–popular Glenvale Room that easily allows you to enjoy all the action in the centre ring. But, if it’s show food you crave, you’ll soon find the staples of dagwood dogs, fairy floss, waffle cones and the delicious Shannon’s Chips readily available. Don’t miss out on the daily food and beer pairing sessions hosted by River Cottage Australia’s Paul West. Let your taste buds travel the world, sampling the tastes and smells of our mixed community.

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Get funked at the Show Join the Funked Up Fitness team for a range of free Zumba classes, for all ages Created in 2016 by Tim McCarthy, Funked Up Fitness is suitable for all ages and abilities. Tim is joined by co–instructor Duane McCarthy and offers classes in Zumba, Zumba Gold Toning and Aqua Zumba, run privately at West Toowoomba Bowls Club, Darren Lange Swimming Academy, and World Gym Toowoomba. Their aim is to immerse you in Zumba and make you forget about the world for anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour, allowing you to leave the room smiling and happy. And this is what the Funked Up Fitness team will be doing at this year’s Show — all patrons are invited to get excited about fitness and join a session or two of Zumba — choreographed fitness performed to the beat of hip–hop, samba, mambo and other energetic genres. For more information on Funked Up Fitness classes, visit their Facebook page, or contact Tim McCarthy on 0434 372 540 or by email at timmie84@live.com

Embrace your inner lumberjack or ‘jill with the Laughing Loggers at this year’s Toowoomba Show! Every day on the Village Green you can enjoy the full-act Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show, with international speed climbers, chainsaw racing, and log-rolling champions, at 11am and 3pm. This year, the fun will continue with an axe-throwing lane running all day, where anyone aged 10 years or older can have a go at throwing hatchets at targets inside a throwing cage. Laughing Loggers’ Ben Lefler is also excited for the evening show which will be part of the nightly entertainment at 7pm in the Main Arena. “(It’s) an opportunity to see the team with a little twist that will be sure to take the crowd by surprise and leave some gasping as we take the show to new heights... literally,” Ben says. The team has been performing in Toowoomba for seven years now. “After having a rest last year, it’s an absolutel treat to return with some new lumberjack antics and action!” Ben enthuses.

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With Professor Wallace’s puppet theatre being handed down over a century in Australia, this traditional performance captivates people in an engaging way, with audience interaction and endless laughter. With a cast of puppets to perform for you, Professor Wallace performs from Cairns to Adelaide bringing joy and good cheer to all of his audiences.

Sled dogs set to dazzle patrons Sled Dog Racing Queensland (SDRQ) is a family–friendly sport and recreation club for sled sports and dog–sledding. The Royal Toowoomba Show will play host to Sled Dog Racing’s second exhibition of the year. Watch the demonstrations, explore the various classes the club has to offer, or try out some gear and have a go yourself. Come along and see what all the fuss is about. Sled dog sports are a fantastic way to bond, train and get active with your pooch and they’re a lot of fun too. The sport is open to all breeds and mixed breeds, large and small. If your dog loves to run and pull, this is the sport for you. For more information about dog–sledding or the SDRQ Show exhibition, email info@sdrq.org.au or call 0432 930 079.

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Relish the adrenaline of woodchopping and chainsaw racing Experience the adrenaline of the chainsaw races and woodchops at this year’s Show. With underhand, standing or racing, you are sure to find a competition to watch that will bring you exciting, nail-biting thrills. Premiering at the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show in 2016, the event has grown each year since and continues to be a huge draw-card for competitors and viewers alike. The excitement kicks off at the Amarok Arena on Thursday with five classes of Chainsaw Racing — Post Rip at 10.30am, Speed Race at noon. Open Speed Race at 1.30pm, Disc Stacking at 2.30pm, and Open Post Rip at 3.30pm. Then on Friday and Saturday the Woodchopping Championships will make the area a hot spot, as competitors vie for the World Title Underhand Championship on Friday and the Queensland Standing Championships on Saturday. If the Championships don’t quite pique your interest, there are also many Handicap competitions on throughout both Friday and Saturday to enjoy. Amarok Arena is regarded as the premier woodchop arena in regional Australia with extra seating and stands available for those wanting to enjoy the events on show. For more information about any of the show events, jump on the official Toowoomba Royal Show Facebook page or the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show website (www.rasq.com.au).

After wowing crowds last year, Paul West (SBS’s River Cottage Australia) and Costa Georgiadis (ABC’s Gardening Australia and SBS’s Costa’s Garden Odyssey) are back with more gardening and cooking fun! Each day at 2pm, the duo will join forces for their own special cook-off in the Tastes of Queensland Kitchen — which can be found in the Heritage Founders Pavilion and is not to be missed. The two will also have their own daily cooking and gardening shows and demonstrations. Paul (who also wrote The River Cottage Australia Cookbook) will share his journey from chef to self-sustainable farmer, and how the combination of farming and cooking leads in surprising directions at times. You can find Paul daily in the Tastes of Queensland Kitchen at 10.45am, 12.30pm, and 3.15pm. He will also be guiding viewers in the art of Beer and Food Pairing each evening at 5pm at the Craft Beer Bar — an experience not to be missed. You can also catch Costa daily, as he workshops his way through the garden with tons of hints, tips and trademark ‘Costa’ moments (10.15am, 11.30am, 3pm and 4pm each day at Pohlmans Vegie Patch), as a landscape architect whose all-consuming passion for plants and people led to his successful career.

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Schedule of events ON EACH DAY: 9.30am Barnyard Babies Bottle Feeding — Animal Nursery 10am Dock Dogs — Petstock Arena 10am Pig Racing — Southern Park 10.15am Pohlmans Garden with Costa — Pohlmans Vegie Patch 10.45am Cooking with Paul West — Tastes of Qld Kitchen 11am Working Dairy — Southern Park 11am Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show — Village Green 11am Sled Dog Racing — Village Green 11am Brophy Brothers Circus — Village Green 11am Creative Collective Fashion Parades — Heritage Founders Pavilion 11.30am Pohlmans Garden with Costa Pohlmans — Vegie Patch 11.30am Jetpack Superheroes — Lake 12pm Dock Dogs — Petstock Arena 12pm Pig Racing — Southern Park 12.30pm Trolls Stage Show — Homestyle Family Stage 12.30pm Cooking with Paul West — Tastes of Qld Kitchen 1pm Working Dairy — Southern Park 1pm Sled Dog Racing — Village Green 1pm Brophy Brothers Circus — Village Green 1pm Ready Steady Cook with the Mulberry Project — Tastes of Qld Kitchen 1.30pm Creative Collective Fashion Parades — Heritage Founders Pavilion 2pm Pig Racing — Southern Park 2pm Trolls Meet & Greet — Roving 2pm Dock Dogs — Petstock Arena 2pm Brophy Brothers Circus School — Village Green 2pm James Bustar – Hilarious Juggling Antics & Mayhem — Homestyle Family Stage 2pm Cooking with Paul & Costa — Tastes of Qld Kitchen 3pm Sled Dog Racing — Village Green 3pm Pohlmans Garden with Costa — Pohlmans Vegie Patch 3pm Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show — Village Green 3pm Working Dairy — Southern Park 3.15pm Cooking with Paul West — Tastes of Qld Kitchen 3.30pm Trolls Stage Show — Homestyle Family Stage 4pm Creative Collective Fashion Parades — Heritage Founders Pavilion 4pm Pig Races — Southern Park 4pm Pohlmans Garden with Costa — Pohlmans Vegie Patch 4.30pm Barnyard Babies Bottle Feeding Animal Nursery 4.30pm Jetpack Adventures — Lake 4.30pm Brophy Brothers Circus — Village Green 5pm Sled Dog Racing — Village Green

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5pm Food & Beer Pairing with Paul West — Craft Beer Bar 5.45pm Trolls Stage Show Main Arena 5.30pm Iron Jack Trotting- Heat 2 — Main Arena 6.20pm James Bustar Hilarious Juggling Antics & Mayhem — Main Arena 6.40pm Dock Dogs High Jump – Qld V NSW — Main Arena 7pm Laughing Logger Lumberjack Show — Main Arena 7.20pm Iron Jack Trotting Final — Main Arena 7.40pm Hot Wheels — Main Arena 8pm A Night at the Movies: Family Favourites Fireworks Spectacular — Main Arena All day Viv’s Roving Animals — Roving All day Lumberjack Battle Axe — Village Green All day Sheep Dog Trials — Sheep Dog Arena All day Good Sports Expo — Central Park All day Glenvale Historical Village — Southern Park All day Little Hands on the Farm — Southern Park All day Farmyard Friends — Animal Nursery All day Rock Wall Climbing — Central Park All day Trains on Show — Railway Clubhouse All day Ships of the Desert Camel Rides — Animal Nursery All day Dreamtime Reptiles — Southern Park All day Sideshow Rides — Sideshow Alley All day Lollypop the Clown — Roving All day Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations — Village Green

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, MARCH 28 10am Brophy Brothers Circus — Village Green 10am Bobbin Lace Making — Handicraft Section 10am Drop Spindle Spinning — Handicraft Section 10.30am Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 10.30am Chainsaw Racing–100cc Post Rip — Amarok Arena 11am Toowoomba City Cheerleaders — Homestyle Family stage 11.30am Dancing Stars — Homestyle Family Stage 12pm Chainsaw Racing–100cc Speed Race — Amarok Arena 12pm Everdance Homestyle — Family Stage 12.15pm Year 7 Quiz Competition — Heritage Founders Pavilion 12.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 1pm Bobbin Lace Making — Handicraft Section 1.30pm Mayhem Dance Academy — Homestyle Family Stage 1.30pm Chainsaw Racing–Open Speed Race — Amarok Arena 2pm Prime Sheep & Lamb Auction — Sheep Pavilion 2.15pm Green Thumbs-The Art of Flowers — Heritage Founders Pavilion 2.30pm Junior Stockman’s Challenge — Cattle Judging Rings 2.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 2.30pm Rhythm Nation Academy of Dance — Homestyle Family Stage 2.30pm Chainsaw Racing–Disc Stacking — Amarok Arena 2.30pm Jetpack James Bond — Lake 3pm Toowoomba City Cheerleaders — Homestyle Family Stage 3.30pm Chainsaw Racing-Open Post Rip — Amarok Arena 3.30pm Comet Windmill Lighthorse Dedication — Windmill 4pm Dock Dogs — Petstock Arena 4pm FAD Cheer & Dance — Homestyle Family Stage 4.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 4.30pm Iron Jack Trotting–Heat 1 — Main Arena 5pm Official Opening including Welcome to Country — Main Arena 6.05pm 11th Division Lighthorse Re-enactment Troop — Main Arena


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DAY TWO: FRIDAY, MARCH 29 10am Spinning on a Wheel-Navajo Plying — Handicraft Section 10am Embroidery — Handicraft Section 10.30am Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 10.55am 250mm Standing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 11.10am 300mm Underhand Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 11.35am Double Hand Sawing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 11.50am Veterans Standing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 12pm World Title 300mm Underhand Championship Heat 1 — Amarok Arena 12pm Green Thumbs-The Art of Flowers — Heritage Founders Pavilion 12.15pm World Title 300mm Underhand Championship Heat 2 — Amarok Arena 12.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 1pm Weaving — Handicraft Section 1.30pm 275mm Underhand Championships 3rd Division — Amarok Arena 2pm Jetpack James Bond — Lake 2.10pm 275mm Standing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 2.30pm RASQ Crop Competition Presentation — Heritage Founders Pavilion 2.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 3.10pm World Title 300mm Underhand Championship Final — Amarok Arena 3.35pm Double Hand Sawing Championship Final — Amarok Arena 4pm Dock Dogs — Petstock Arena 4.30pm Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show — Village Green 4.45pm Iron Jack Trotting- Heat 1 — Main Arena 6.05pm 11th Division Lighthorse Re-enactment Troop — Main Arena All day Shearing Demonstrations — Southern Park All day AG Discovery Day — Southern Park

DAY THREE: SATURDAY, MARCH 30 10am Brophy Brothers Circus — Village Green

10am Patchwork — Handicraft section 10.20am 250mm Standing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 10.30am Mayhem Dance Academy — Homestyle Family Stage 10.30am Novice Final — Amarok Arena 10.45am 300mm Underhand Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 11am FAD Cheer & Dance — Homestyle Family Stage 11.30am Toowoomba City Cheerleaders — Homestyle Family Stage 11.45am Sawing Final — Amarok Arena 12pm 300mm Queensland Standing Championship Heat 1 — Amarok Arena 12pm Everdance — Homestyle Family Stage 12.20pm 300mm Queensland Standing Championship Heat 2 — Amarok Arena 1pm Dance Force — Homestyle Family Stage 1pm Embroidery — Handicraft Section 1.30pm Workshop in the Garden with Costa — Pohlmans Vegie Patch 1.30pm Jack & Jill Sawing Final — Amarok Arena 1.30pm Dancing Stars — Homestyle Family Stage 1.30pm Creative Collective Fashion Parades — Heritage Founders Pavilion 1.30pm Beef Cattle Interbreed Championship — Beef Judging Ring 2pm Jetpack James Bond — Lake 2.15pm Darling Downs Rural Ambassador Presentations — Heritage Founders Pavilion 2.30pm Rhythm Nation Academy of Dance — Homestyle Family Stage 2.45pm Darling Downs Miss Showgirl Presentations — Heritage Founders Pavilion 2.45pm Workshop in the Garden with Costa — Pohlamns Vegie Patch 3pm Toowoomba City Cheerleaders — Homestyle Family Stage 3pm 300mm Queensland Standing Championship Final — Amarok Arena 3.15pm Boys/Girls Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 3.25pm 300mm Standing Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 3.40pm 275mm Underhand Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 4pm FAD Cheer & Dance — Homestyle Family Stage 4.30pm Iron Jack Trotting Heat 1 — Main Arena 4.30pm Treefelling Handicap Final — Amarok Arena 5.30pm Iron Jack Trotting Heat 2 — Main Arena 6.05pm 11th Division Lighthorse Re-enactment Troop — Main Arena 8.30pm Demolition Derby — Main Arena All day Kids Bouncy Rodeo Rides — Village Green All day Ute Show — Main Entrance Page 19


Have AG-tastic fun at the Show The man juggling danger and comedy Learn all things ‘AG’ with interactive displays and demonstrations, and have the chance to win a $200 savings account from Heritage Bank. Follow the New Hope Group’s ‘AGtastic Trail’ to learn about various sections throughout the Show, climb up in one of the massive John Deere machines and see what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat, or join your school on Friday for the ‘AG Discovery’ day. For your chance to win one of the daily $200 savings accounts from Heritage Bank, upload your AGtastic Trail photos with #toowoombashow.

For the first time, world-record-holding Australian variety comedian James Bustar will be bringing his show to the Toowoomba Show. The frantic, manic, family-friendly yet energy-filled show will feature an explosive combination of cutting-edge juggling, variety, technology and audience involvement — all infused hilariously together. You can expect Bustar to juggle anything from bowling balls to clubs while the show goes from the thrills of danger to the hilariousness of chaos. The Times heralded “skilful juggler who manages to be funny while chucking axes over his head” will even attempt squeezing through a tennis racquet and a few contortion tricks. Experience the Hilarious Juggling Antics and Mayhem Show for yourself at 2pm and 6.20pm each day of the Show.

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It’s a circus!

Come see your favourite Brophy Bros. acts

The classic, traditional and family orientated Brophy Bros. Circus is once again returning to the Toowoomba Royal Show, bringing with it a mix of old and new acts. Always endeavouring to spice things up, Brophy Bros. will be showcasing the hula hoop talents of Deni Davidson this year. The crazy clowns are back again, with antics guaranteed to put a smile on every face. With the cute miniature ponies up to their old (and some new) tricks, this is a fun–filled family outing not to miss. “It’s free, fun and for the entire family,” owner Warren Brophy said.

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Harness racing is an action-packed, fast-paced crowd favourite that entices the excited audience to cheer home their favourite horse, driver, colour or number. The sound of the thundering hooves and flying wheels, the glimmer of the drivers’ silks and the shine of the sulkies are sure to impress as these majestic horses battle it out. The first heat of the Iron Jack Trots will be hosted at the Toowoomba Royal Show each day from 4.45pm, followed by the second heat at 5.30pm daily. But the excitement doesn’t end there, with the finals being held in the Main Arena each night from 7.20pm. Get yourself a great seat and catch all the colour and spectacle of this popular racing action.

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A grand affair Daily ‘Creative Collective’ fashion shows

Hosted by local fashionista Carolyn Taylor–Smith, this year’s ‘Creative Collective’ at the Toowoomba Royal Show will embody an eclectic mix of beautiful and wearable styles from local fashion houses and renowned Australian designers. With cutting edge looks from Belle Studio, Ivy Designer Collections, Price Attack and Florence and Marabel, contemporary styles from Wirra Designs and Sportscraft through to classic equestrian from Horseland and Peter Williams, these parades will showcase definitive styling on local models.

Bloomin’ lovely floral displays Show-goers are in for a treat this year with the Toowoomba Floral Art Group Inc showing off their incredible skills. The Founders Pavilion will come alive with this large presentation from the group, as well as Green Thumbs’ The Art of Flowers at noon on the Friday and Saturday. The Floral Art Group will also have members around daily to answer any questions you may have. As the oldest club in Queensland (now in its 57th year), the group meets at the Rose Cottage in the State Rose Garden and has competitions at all levels from novice to advanced. As well as a passion for all that blooms, the group loves the opportunity to meet fellow flower enthusiasts.

Fashion Parades: Thursday to Saturday at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm daily in the Heritage Founders Pavilion

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Dock dogs ready for competition What do you get when you combine dogs, catching, long jump, diving and water? The world’s premier canine aquatics competition. Performing daily at the Petstock Arena (and pool) at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm daily, these extremely talented dogs will hold you at the edge of your seat. Featuring a combination of events including Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve, watch these competitive canines compete for the proverbial crown. Then add to the excitement each evening with Dock Dogs’ Queensland vs New South Wales Dog High Jump Shootout in the Main Area from 6.40pm.

Join the special windmill dedication Join the 11th Regiment re-enactment Troop for the Comet Windmill Lighthorse Dedication at 3.30pm on the first day of the Show. The windmill is almost synonymous with the Toowoomba Showgrounds, often being the first thing people see as they crest that second-last hill on Glenvale Rd. This isn’t just any windmill, however — it’s the result of many years of collecting and transporting parts by Dudley Horn and Jan Horn (nee Aderman), and is a combination of two of the original 35ft mills produced by Sidney Williams & Co in Rockhampton, QLD and Sydney, NSW.

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Get healthy and fit while having fun at Sports Expo

Get active with the Free Sports Expo located in Central Park. The expo will once again be an attraction at the 2019 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show with a huge line-up of fun free activities and entertainment. Sport is an important part of our Australian culture and the team is excited to promote the amazing sports we have on offer in our own back yard. This year’s line-up of ‘come and try’ activities includes the NRL inflatable football skills course, inflatable archery range, yoga, hula hooping as well as the AFL inflatable marking cube and Football South West Queensland’s inflatable soccer pitch. Queensland Cricket will also be on hand, so why not get the kids to challenge mum and dad to a modified game of cricket? All of the old favourites are back again this year including the Queensland Police Service driving simulator, ultimate disc, Aussie kids karate, croquet, Toowoomba table tennis and the ever popular rock climbing wall. There will also be displays from Nature Play Queensland, Special Olympics, Lone Eagle Flying School, Toowoomba BMX Club and the department’s ‘Join the Movement’ campaign. Come and see us in Central Park — mum and dad can enjoy some down-time as the kids wear themselves out, and get healthier at the same time.

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A bangin’ night awaits Sparky’s Fireworks will dazzle with their new pyro–musical fireworks display As the sun sets over the Toowoomba Showgrounds, the main arena will be brought to life by Sparky’s Fireworks Sparky’s is a family owned and operated business lighting up the night at functions and shows across the Darling Downs. Lead pyrotechnician, Lindsey Lack, is bringing his decades of experience to the Show again, with this being his seventh pyro–musical display for the Toowoomba Show. With Oscars fever still hot in the minds of some, get ready for a journey through time, revisiting some of your favourite films. This year, Lindsey and his team will bring you ‘A Night at the Movies — Family Favourites Fireworks Spectacular’— an amazing fireworks display set to the tune of famous children’s movie soundtracks, including the likes of Zootopia, Trolls, Coco, and a couple of Disney films too. “We love doing shows like this and celebrating what’s going on in the world,” Mr Lack said. His two creative directors, 23–year–old Kate Lack and 22–year–old Megan Wagland, again assisted him in combining the soundtrack with video and fireworks for this year’s event. ‘A Night at the Movies’ will feature songs from many of your favourite films and will kick off every night in the main arena from 8pm. Get in early to secure a seat and dress up as your favourite characters for a bit of fun.

Find out more: For more information, contact Lindsey and the team on their Facebook page ‘Sparky’s Fireworks’ or call (07) 4691 0055.

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From the outback to the 2019 Toowoomba Royal Show. Get excited to meet Blue the agile perentie, Cameron the cruisy sand monitor, Archer the snappy saltwater crocodile, Betty the bottler blue–tongue lizard, Ned the elegant black–headed python, and last but not least, Sasha the fierce inland taipan (only the most deadliest snake on the planet). Back by popular demand, Dreamtime Reptiles will lead you through a thrilling, yet informative display of the beautiful (but deadly) fauna that surrounds us. “We hope people will learn about and appreciate the critters that put this place on the map as one of the best wildlife destinations on Earth,” Garry Sippel from Dreamtime Reptiles said.

Get up close and personal with some of the cutest babies with Farmyard Friends. Located at the Animal Nursery, you can start or finish the day bottle feeding the barnyard babies at 9.30am and 4.30pm. There will be chickens, ducklings and guinea pigs ready for lots of hugs and attention. Don’t forget to clean your hands after you’ve finished cuddling the animals with the new hand-washing station at the Animal Nursery exit. Miniature and standard goat breeds, sheep, pigs and farm birds will be on display throughout the three days of the show. There will also be sheep-shearing demonstrations each day, and furry friends to meet with Viv’s Roving Animals. Come visit and bring back memories while the young ones are introduced to the fun and joy of farm animals.

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Hot Wheels back with new show Toowoomba Show, the boys are pumped to “be tearing it up in the Main Arena this year in what promises to be an action-packed night of entertainment.” The stunt show is great for all ages, action-packed with plenty of banter and humour, and massive air as the boys hit the ramps to win best-of-three races. There will also be photo opportunities with the stars after the show so make sure you come up and grab a free poster and a sneaky signature. The Hot Wheels Stunt team looks forward to meeting you all

Get ready for some serious thrills and excitement, as the Hot Wheels Stunt Show makes its debut at the Show with precision driving and amazing stunts. The Main Arena will be transformed each night at 7.40pm as the stunt team comes in. There will be two drivers facing off for the Hot Wheels Hero Title: Matt Mingay, a professional stunt rider of 22 years, and son Madzy Evel, who has been stunt riding for the past four years. Thanks to the popularity of the Hot Wheels display at last year’s

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Entertainment of note They say music soothes the savage beast — put the theory to the test at this year’s Campfire Sessions, with an unmissable musical line–up

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Campfire Sessions is a bi–monthly music event hosted by Youth with a Mission Toowoomba every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. YWAM believes in empowering local artists and musicians by giving them a platform to share their work and drawing the community together though a warm, inviting atmosphere. The Show’s Campfire Sessions are as follows: Thursday, March 28 6pm:Nathan Joseph 7pm:Pepper Jane Friday, March 29 6pm:Blue Jay Walker 7pm:Ayden Roberts Saturday, March 30 6pm:Alex and Tori Bryant 7pm: Final performance

NATHAN JOSEPH

Nathan describes his music as “somewhere in between folk, pop and soul.” Using beatboxing and live–looping, his mix of covers and original music will leave you singing, dancing and wanting more from this British singer–songwriter.

PEPPER JANE

Raised free–range on the Darling Downs, Pepper was singing from a Page 30

young age. Her EP Raw and Lightly Salted in Tasmania — Live at The Green Room will be launched at this year’s Campfire Sessions at the Show.

BLUE JAY WALKER

Blue Jay Walker is a singer–songwriter from Canada. Since being raised on stories before bed and singing in the car, he’s had a passion to tell stories and sing songs — usually at the same time.

AYDEN ROBERTS

Ayden paints caricatures of relationships, love and the world around him with delightfully quirky song writing. Inspired by all the shiny things that take his fancy, all the good music that graces his ears, and particularly the notion of contrast, you can expect his musical ups–and–downs to tickle your tendons and touch your heart.

ALEX AND TORI BRYANT

Alex and Tori Bryant are a married couple who originally come from England and Canada. The singer-songwriter duo’s style of music ranges from acoustic folk and ballads to toe–tappers. They found when playing music as a married couple, it leads to a relaxing environment and great stage chemistry.


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