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VLOG: Gympie Show

May, 2019

The Gympie District Show

Thursday to Saturday, 16 – 18 May 2019
Gympie Showgrounds,
77 Exhibition Road,
Southside QLD 4570

The Gympie Show is an annual agricultural show, usually held in May. It has a large variety of competitions and events.

The gates open early on Thursday morning with activities running throughout the day and into the evening. The Show has everything for all interests, there is Showjumping, dog shows, photography, patchwork, baking, dancing, singing, tractor pulls (which is weirdly entertaining to watch) and extreme sports in the Main Area (this changes every year) and this is just the tip of the things  you will see. Also, the fireworks are on approximately 8:00pm each night and are one of my favourite things at the show, besides animals and the food.

Friday is the public holiday with the official opening ceremony being held around 2:00pm. The Opening Ceremony is a Parade

Saturday afternoon is when the Rodeo gets underway and a live concert in the evening to wrap up the show for the year. Gate open until midnight on the Saturday.

Aussie FMX is one of the top professional Freestyle Motocross teams in the country and was the Main Entertainment for this year. 

Freestyle Motocross (FMX) is a type of motocross where motor bike riders attempt to impress everyone with tricks, stunts and jumps. The riders usually perform with speed, height and in many cases acrobatics.

Trip Video

I did a short overview video of some of the things I got up to at the Gympie Show this year. Check it out and I hope you like it.

Best Food & Drink

1. Pulled pork loaded fries

This amazing concoction is from a famous smoked meats stall here in Gympie. Beauty and The Beard are a husband and wife team and they make amazing smoked meats and use all local produce when they can.

One of my favourite things to eat is the crunchy potato fries, with fresh coleslaw and pulled pork. I am not normally a coleslaw fan, I tend to avoid it whenever I can, but I love their coleslaw. They keep the sauce (is it mayo? This just shows how much I know about coleslaw) separate and only add it when you order, so it keeps everything crunchy and fresh.

The Pulled pork is so tender and just falls apart, they also do other meats such as their Brisket, which is so tasty, but the Pulled Pork Loaded Fries won my heart this time.

Rating: 10 out of 10.

2. Strawberries & Ice-cream w/ melted chocolate

This was my all time favourite dessert at the show. The strawberries were from local farmers and the ice-cream was so creamy. The melted chocolate was Belgium and when it hit the ice-cream it went hard, like a higher quality ice-magic.

Rating: 9 out of 10

3. Gluten-Free Hot Cinnamon Donuts

I have never seen this stand before, but it was such an awesome idea, for those who have dietary requirements because even though the stall was called GF Donuts, they also did Vegan donuts and you could get them with a variety of fillings. But I am a sucker for plain hot cinnamon donuts.

These were amazing. They were soft and doughy inside, but nice and crunchy on the outside.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

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