Launceston Show's top five must dos

The Royal Launceston Show Society president Jock Gibson gives The Examiner his top five things to see and do at this year’s event. 

Mr Gibson said the show would be a “crowd pleaser”.

“The Royal Launceston Show is a show that has something for everyone,” Mr Gibson said.   

Lachie Cossor and his one tonne bull. Picture: Scott Gelston

Lachie Cossor and his one tonne bull. Picture: Scott Gelston

1. Animal Wranglers 

Mr Gibson said this year’s headline act is The Animal Wranglers. 

“They’re from Queensland. It’s a comedy act with animals. It’s a show for all ages. Kids and adults would enjoy it,” he said. 

The show include a horsemanship demonstration on how to get your horse working with you and gain it’s trust, trick horses and mules and performing dogs. 

Pluto Burrows, of Ringarooma, and Mick Mayne, of St Helens face off in the chainsaw contest. Picture: Peter Sanders

Pluto Burrows, of Ringarooma, and Mick Mayne, of St Helens face off in the chainsaw contest. Picture: Peter Sanders

2. The Hot Saws

Mr Gibson’s other highlight for the show is The Hot Saws. 

“They’re chainsaws that are super revved up. They go at abnormal revolutions a minute,” he said. 

“They are spectacular to watch, they make a lot of noise and they’re a crowd favourite.” 

Kidding around in the animal nursery. Picture: Scott Gelston

Kidding around in the animal nursery. Picture: Scott Gelston

3. Animal nursery

Everyone loves cute animals, and Mr Gibson isn’t unlike the rest of us, naming the animal nursery as his top third thing to do at this year’s event.

Chickens, pigs, kelpies, alpacas, rabbits, goats, lambs, miniature horses – you name it they’ve got it. Cuteness will be everywhere.   

4. “The normals” 

Roll up, roll up! Sideshow alley is the society’s president fourth top thing to not miss. 

Get dizzy on the gee whizz, get sky high on the ferris wheel and bump your friends out the way on the dodgem cars. 

The Royal Launceston Show is a show that has something for everyone.

Royal Launceston Show Society president Jock Gibson.

5. Animal judging 

On Thursday, the cattle and sheep judging will be held, and Mr Gibson has set aside some time to not miss the award winning animals.  

Kody Steers, of Sheffield, wins his event in the Wood Chopping contest. Picture: Geoff Robson

Kody Steers, of Sheffield, wins his event in the Wood Chopping contest. Picture: Geoff Robson

Honorable mention: wood chopping 

Mr Gibson said the wood chopping was one of the main attractions at the show. 

“We normally get a big crowd to the wood chopping,” he said. 

The show opens at 8.30am.