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Covid could kibosh Country City Shows


If regional agricultural shows remain cancelled for the rest of the year, the industry may not bounce back for 2021, that's the dire prediction from a major travelling amusement operator.

There have been just 11 agricultural shows hosted this year in Queensland, with major events canned due to Covid-19 related bans on mass gatherings.

Showman Chipper Chant said if the ride and amusement industry collapses, regional shows like those in Ipswich, Gatton and Toowoomba won't survive.