Lots of fun for the kids

A SHOW wouldn't be a show without rides for kids of all ages.

While all the traditional fun remains an integral part of the entertainment, the whizz-bang technology of the modern era adds a thrilling dimension to Blacktown Show's attractions.

This year's rides will include the Super Sizzler, the Yo Yo, the Tornado, the Jungle Safari, the Euro Bounce, quad bikes and bumper boats.

Classic favourites haven't been forgotten. There will be animal, camel and pony rides, a carousel, the cup and saucer, the mini mouse and the chair-o-plane.

What would have been touted as the latest newfangled farming equipment in the early days of the show is now the antique machinery display.

Entertainment has also come a long way since 1920.

Wildlife of the Outback will present the flying skills of birds such as eagles and owls.

There will be a reptile display, puppet theatre and magic show.

Blacktown Show has also become a place for community singing, dance and theatre groups to showcase their talents.

These include the Blacktown Aboriginal Indigenous Choir, Dance Junction, the Afro Contemporary Youth Dancers, Indian/Punjabi cultural dance group Panieri, Gemstar Academy and the City of Blacktown Pipe band.

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