Big crowds expected to visit Boonah Showgrounds for Clydesdale Spectacular in June

THOUSANDS are expected to turn out at the Boonah Showgrounds when the Clydesdale Spectacular returns in June after a two-year hiatus.

EXCITEMENT BUILDING: Harriet Smith was all smiles ahead of the Clydesdale Spectacular, which returns to the Boonah Showgrounds in June for the first time since 2019. Photo: Russell Shakespeare

EXCITEMENT BUILDING: Harriet Smith was all smiles ahead of the Clydesdale Spectacular, which returns to the Boonah Showgrounds in June for the first time since 2019. Photo: Russell Shakespeare

The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic but there will be plenty for lovers of horses and Scottish culture to sink their teeth into during the eighth edition of the show in 2021.

The two day program includes Clydesdale competitions, blacksmithing, campfire cooking, whip plaiting and horse-drawn ploughing demonstrations.

Other drawcards include the Queensland Whip Cracking and World Billy Boiling championships.

Scottish culture will also be celebrated, with the event to feature pipe and drum bands, caber tossing and traditional food and drink.

Organiser Greta Stanfield said the event grew in popularity every year, with about 5000 attending the last show in 2019.

"We are getting the feeling that everybody is itching to get back into the show ring to show their horses and we've got a lot of people that like coming to our event every year or every second year," she said.

"We are getting a lot of good feedback, people saying they are just excited that the event is going ahead."

Tickets to the event, which will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Boonah Showgrounds, are $15 for adults and $5 for children over 12.

People are being encouraged to buy their tickets online ahead of the event.

"We have lots of packages too, such as glamping with the Clydesdales and that kind of thing," Ms Stanfield said.

"We try to keep it a low price because it is a family event."

Tickets are available at ticketebo.com.au.

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