Monday, July 11, 2016

Malanda 100 year celebration

This past weekend the charming little country town Malanda held their 100th Agricultural Show.

As Malanda is only about a 15 minute drive we thought we would have to go and spend some time there. I have always loved the Royal Melbourne Show and until my late 20's I never missed a year. I have so many wonderful childhood memories of the show with my Mum and Dad. How about you, do you have a favourite childhood memory from a show you've been too? Please share your memory with us in the comments.

I Love the Clowns
Country shows have such a fun close knit community feel to them and this one was no exception. Country shows are also a lot cheaper admission than the city shows at only $10 per adult and $5 for seniors - woohoo thanks goodness we are now seniors!!

From what locals were saying it was a lot bigger this year due to it being the 100th anniversary. There were all the usual attractions such as the rides etc. in sideshow alley, the many food vans, show jumping, wood chopping and as this area is the milk capital of Queensland there were lots of cattle. 

Being a crafter I always enjoy the food and handicrafts hall and once again this one was not a disappointment. The photography and quilting section especially grabbed my attention.

On our way home from the show we decided to call into the Peeramon Pub which is the oldest pub in the Tablelands being built in 1908. It would have been a majestic building in its day, and the stories those walls could tell. But unfortunately with the damage it received in Cyclone Larry and with a lack of loving care it is looking a little worn and unloved. But it was still an interesting part of history to visit and have a beer.
Historic Peeramon Pub

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