Show stopper soup time for the Maleny Show..what do we do each year at this time?
We make litres and litres of our famous Potato,Bacon & Onion soup for the show. We do not know why it is but even after months of glorious weather the heavens often open for the Maleny Show weekend.And to wrap your hands around a cup of warm soup is such a simple delight.
The Maleny Agricultural Show in its 77 year is one of the best local shows in Queensland. You will see all your old favourites plus get to join in all the hands on fun at the Maleny Showgrounds, Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31.
You can join the “build a Chicken Coop” Competition, bake a cake or get into the hot competition for the” Lemon Butter Queen” title of Maleny, the talk on Facebook is brewing so that you would think a heavy weight title is at stake. See working dogs, the ute muster,ride the rides and eat a Dagwood dog that will make you tummy wonder why you did. Pick up some of Simon’s soup and then have a go at whip cracking ,guess the weight of a steer and the bake off’s are brutal if you are upto the challenges and in a friendly home town way.
Maleny Show supports the CWA theme of International Year of the Small Farmer and Maleny to Kenilworth is ideal for the tree changers, farm lot changers wanting to get back to the land and grow their own produce,keep their own bees and simply soak up the Maleny Hinterland vibe.
You can toss a gumboot which most locals will be wearing today the “Gumboot Competition” sponsored by Sommer’s Fuel brings out the real deal Maleny locals and the Tug of War competition ( or MUD OF WAR ) is hotly fought each year.
At the show you can learn about cows, pigs, chickens, horses, bees and goat milking. Join the camel workshop,shampoo a chook or watch the show cattle and horses in the ring.Saturday night hit the Cattleman’s Bar,with live entertainment and all the locals getting together in the spirit of community.
The Maleny show is a chance for the whole community to experience agriculture and our rural traditions. Come and join in the action, membership for the show is on sale now – Maleny Manor are sponsorship members,soup makers ,burger flippers and what ever job comes up and we love it! visit www.malenyshowsociety.org.au to find out more.
“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”
― Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul