Further below are some of the images I took of the Giru show.
Every year the little town of Giru shows off their best at the Giru Show, a small country fair in North Queensland.
Where is Giru?
Giru itself is a small country town in the Shire of Burdekin, in Queensland. Situated at the Burdekin River it has a population of roughly 350 people. I noticed a lot of people living in Townsville, but don’t know Giru. Or at least never been there personally. Different from Ayr, for example, Giru is not directly located on the highway. You don’t have to drive through this little town to drive south. But you can see the sugar mill from the highway when driving past.
Giru and the Burdekin are mostly known for their sugar cane, but there is so much more to see at the show. If you are a local to the area, this is one of the events you have to visit.
What is there to see at the Giru Show?
If you have children make sure to bring them along because there are many fun things to do. Show rides, horse rides, and an animal farm are some of the attractions. Just as you would expect for a small country town there are displays of several pieces of farming equipment and automotive. If you are a fan of sweets and cooking, you can find some inspiration here or get some dinner from homemade cake shops and food stalls. Some of the food stalls of this year were pizza, homemade pasta dishes and burger. One of my favourite stalls was selling their woodwork at the Giru Show as well. I met these talented guys at the Water Festival in Ayr before.
For a small town like this, the Giru Show has a lot to see and show.
I am a big fan of this country shows. It always makes me feel like being part of a community. For the last couple of years, 2014 to be precise, I am living in this small country town and can say, that Giru is my new home now.
Have a look at the following slideshow to see my pictures:
I hope you enjoyed my photos. Maybe I will see you next year at the Giru Show.