by Peter Carruthers
ENTERIES are now open for exhibitors wishing to show their work at the 2017 Show Whitsunday.
After a shaky lead-in to the 105th Show Whitsunday - thanks to Cyclone Debbie - entry forms are can now be accessed online.
Following a working bee at the showground last month along with a pledge of support from the Whitsunday Regional Council and the State Government, the Show Society promise the "the show will go on".
Though the main entertainment this year will remain under wraps until a week before the show, one of the attractions to look forward to is the amazing trick horse rider, Mikayla Jade.
Mikayla Jade is known as Australia's own Crazy Cowgirl for a very good reason.
Most people who ride horses spend their time trying very hard to remain safely in the saddle but Mikayla does anything and everything other than that.
Mikayla began performing with the Australian all girl national trick riding team, Girls, Girls, Girls at the age of 12 and has performed all over Queensland and New South Wales including at the Sydney Royal Show.
While Mikayla Jade will have you on the edge of your seat Buzz Bubbles will actually get you involved in the action.
Buzz Bubbles involves getting into inflatable man-sized bubbles and then smashing into each other, whether it be body slams or just rolling around its your choice.
Melvilles Baby Animal Farm will perhaps be a welcome change of pace after the Buzz Bubbles experience.
Melvilles have been hosting school visits and farm tours for many years, where children learn first-hand about the care and attention of all types of animals.
And of course there are the usual show favourites which keep the faithful coming back year after year.