Mr ENTSCH: Fortunately, this year’s Cairns Show went ahead as planned, following last year’s cancellation, in what was a major boost to our city and wider region.
It’s one event I certainly look forward to every year.
The Cairns Show is the biggest regional show in Australia and Cairns’s largest event.
But the Cairns Show is more than just that.
It’s a catalyst for smaller towns that inject much needed money into local towns and communities across the region.
This year’s Cairns Show saw more than 59,000 people through the gates across the three-day event.
There were more than 300 exhibitors from across Cairns and Far North Queensland showcasing their products at this year’s show, a number on par with previous years.
The main arena hosted events including the Airtime FMX motorbike stunts, celebrity esky scooter racing, equestrian events, woodchop competitions and pole climbing.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally acknowledge all the hard work of the Cairns Show Association President, Ian Allen, association employees, committee members and the 300-odd volunteers who ensured that this year’s show event went without a glitch during difficult times.
This year’s Cairns Show is the exact economic and morale boost our city and our region needs in these very difficult and challenging times.
Hopefully, come 2022, we will have it open again and celebrating our most magnificent event.