Despite there being no agricultural shows in the region this year due to COVID-19, the public holidays will remain the same.
The annual shows in Emerald, Springsure, Capella and Comet were cancelled earlier this year in line with state and federal government directions.
Last year, Central Highlands Regional Council requested the Queensland Government gazette the following dates for the region’s show public holidays.
- Capella/Tieri: Friday 22 May 2020
- Springsure/Rolleston: Friday 29 May 2020
- Emerald / Comet / Gemfields: Wednesday 3 June 2020
- Blackwater/ Bluff / Dingo / Duaringa: Wednesday 3 June 2020
Council sought advice last month in relation to the shows being cancelled and the state government confirmed that if a show is cancelled or postponed, the appointed special/public holiday will remain in place unless the Chief Executive Officer of a local government authority requests to appoint another special holiday.
The matter was discussed at yesterday’s general council meeting and it was decided not to request alternative dates.
Sad you won’t be able to enter that prized pumpkin or fabulous snap in this year’s shows? Springsure and Emerald show societies will be running virtual competitions for locals.