2017 Show Opener – Mr David Littleproud

  David Littleproud was elected to the House of Representatives for Maranoa, Queensland, in 2016. He was born and raised in Chinchilla and is married to Sarah and they have three boys: Tom, Hugh and Harry. David was educated at Chinchilla State High School before finishing secondary education at Toowoomba Grammar School. During the past … [Read more…]

Concert for a cause

Concert for a cause   TWO important social issues will be in the spotlight when an expected 2500-plus crowd attends the Dirranbandi Show’s Drought Concert on Saturday, April 2. The Dirranbandi Show committee has pledged to donate some proceeds from the concert to two organisations devoted to dealing with mental health and domestic violence problems … [Read more…]

FIFOs to hit Dirran

FIFOs to hit Dirran   By ANDREA CROTHERS IT’S fly-in, fly-out, minus the controversy. While the term ‘FIFO’ has often been associated with workers in the gas and mining industry, it’s increasingly being linked to outback tourism as planeloads of metropolitan visitors join their country cousins at typical rural events. Brisbane guests fly into isolated … [Read more…]

Cracking sisters back by popular demand

Cracking sisters back by popular demand   RURAL Queensland’s favourite “ratbag” siblings are returning to the Dirranbandi Show. It’s the third time the Crack Up Sisters will wow Dirranbandi Show patrons on Saturday, April 2 with their brand new slapstick comedy shows, complete with trademark whip cracking and acrobatic routines. The popular performers will present … [Read more…]