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Three-day Gatton Show starts today

MEET AND GREET: Dorian and Georgie Pattie from Coominya spent time in the animal nursery at the Gatton Show last year.
MEET AND GREET: Dorian and Georgie Pattie from Coominya spent time in the animal nursery at the Gatton Show last year. Sarah Fleming

IT'S that time of year again - time for the spectacle that is the Gatton Show.

This year's 98th event will showcase the best the region has to offer.

From today Gatton Showgrounds will be packed for three days of great entertainment with parking available on the bottom oval of the Gatton State School to make up for room lost to the new aquatic centre.

Today is free and features main arena events and the Dairy Cattle Showcase. The pavilion is closed for judging.

Tomorrow sees the start of full show activities including Side Show Alley.

On all three days, the main ring will be a feast of top-class equestrian competition and there will also be additional novice sections including the Starting to Show competition, which gives debut riders exposure to the big stage.

The showjumping section is the last big hit out for all competitors prior to the Ekka and the World Cup round at Gatton.

Show president Keith Edwards said the quality was outstanding, and the distance competitors were travelling suggested the level of competition would be first class.

The dairy and beef cattle sections will again be at maximum capacity and are always a favourite for families seeking a genuine agricultural experience.

Mr Edwards said the main pavilion was also outstanding and would be open from Friday.

"The outside displays look promising, and all other sections throughout the grounds are excited at the level of interest received to date," he said.

"Our main night entertainment will be held on Saturday this year and will be thrilling."

Head to the main ring from 5.30pm Saturday for what promises to be a night of great entertainment with the globe of death motorcycle team and the fireworks sure to be highlights.

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