IT'S 103 years old and the great lady will celebrate the milestone with plenty of cakes...and cushions.
This year the Noosa Show, now in its 103rd year and to run today and tomorrow, will feature a new craft segment that has attracted huge interest from near and far.
"We have had many entries for the cushion competition," show secretary Lorraine Fraley said.
"We have given everyone the same square of fabric and asked them to create something using that square. We have had so many entries they've nearly filled a pavilion."
The craft competition is just one element of the show which is bursting with a good old-fashioned country show events.
"We've gone back to basics with the entertainment," Lorraine said.
"We have the Gympie Institute of Country Music coming to perform at different levels. But it's not all country music. We have a lot of locals coming to do their bit as well."
Organisers are delighted to have received a number of entries from men in the baking section.
"We've had men calling to see if they could enter their scones and Anzac biscuits," Lorraine said.
The art and photography entries have come in thick and fast and winning entries will all be displayed.
The cattle, horses and dogs will be the main event, as it should be in a country show, but the entertainment includes side show alley and rides. This year, Zumba and Irish dancing will be a highlight and for the young and young at heart, guest rapper, T-Dub will entertain.
Food stalls will keep energy levels up offering everything from Mexican food to German sausages to good old Aussie hamburgers.
"The fireworks on Friday night are quite spectacular," Lorraine said. "People stay on for those, or go home after a big day and then come back. We have a rodeo on the Saturday night so there is plenty happening. We have mixed it up this year. We haven't tried to turn it into an RNA, we are keeping it as a country show."
When you are 103 years old you can do it anyway you like.
NOOSA COUNTRY SHOW
Friday and Saturday September 7 and 8
8am until 11pm.
$15 adults, $10 child.
Pomona Show Grounds,
Pavilion St. Pomona.
More information on 5485 2331
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