We were lucky enough to be in town for the 55th Annual Alice Springs Show, a two day event that gives the community a cracking good time. It showcases everything from carnival games, rides, dagwood dogs and fairy floss to prize birds, horses and bulls.
We attended both days of the show to soak up the festival atmosphere. Dave’s former colleagues from back in Darwin were stall holders so it was great to see them as well.
On the first day, we did a full lap of the showgrounds. We had a nice chat with the folks at the Your Brain Matters stall and the local ABC radio stall. We also saw plenty of prize chickens, massive bulls and cute baby animals at the petting zoo. We made our way past all the happy kids on the rides and the colourful carnival games before heading home.
We went back the following night to see the showgrounds lit up in all the colours of the rainbow. After munching on a dagwood dog and checking out the rides, we grabbed a seat overlooking the oval to watch fireworks with the MacDonnell Ranges in the distance.