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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.