The 141st Beenleigh Show took centre stage at the showgrounds on the 15th of September and there were plenty of movers and shakers.
The Memphis Moovers roved the grounds performing all the great songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond. They included CCR, Doobie Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Big Bopper, Jerry Lee Lewis and a lot more.
If snakes and all things retile were your interest, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom provided the crowd with a hands on experience and live interactive show. The award winning reptile show travels all over the eastern side of Australia and they have many different shows and exhibits. The shows are not only entertaining but help promote conservation and lifesaving snake safety.
Always a crowd favourite is a motorcycle stunt show and this year Beenleigh had Aussie Larrikin Epic Darren Hardman perform his comedy stunt show. The show had the crowd laughing and smiling the whole time and was something not to be missed.
The feature event for the Beenleigh show was the RoofTop Express Show. If at one time in your life you ever wanted to dawn a ten-gallon hat and ride off into the sunset, this was the show to bring back those memories.
The Rooftop Express Show is the brainchild of David Manchon from Flex Horse Training Pty Ltd. Priding itself on bringing the country to the city, through the value of good old fashioned family entertainment, it demonstrates the way of the bush & educates communities the importance of primary production in Australia.
The show was a real hit and with the well trained horses and cows, it was eye opening to many of the young who got to taste a bit of county.
Of course it would not be a show if it wasn’t for sideshow alley and all of the rides and amusements shows have come to be known for. The newest thrill ride to hit the show scene was the 360 and it pleased show goers daring enough to ride it. The dodgem cars are always a hit and trampolines, rock wall and plenty of others where the thrills and spills took place.
Agricultural shows are not just about the rides, food and showbags. They are also a place where horses, cakes, fruit and vegetables, art, needle work, dogs, goats and cattle are all on display. There were plenty of these with some of the best in South-East Queensland coming out to compete in their class.
The show is steeped in tradition and is one of the longest running shows in Queensland. Logan City is the heart of the great south east and each year this amazing show is run by many volunteers. The wow factor is back at Beenleigh.