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Sideshow Alley

The Gawler Show Sideshow Alley has changed dramatically over the last 80 years. Gone are the galloping merry go rounds, the Chairoplane, the Bucking Horse ride and the old Tent Shows where people would pay to see a “headless girl” or a “talking horse” Our members have moved with the times, now supplying modern rides such as the Alibaba, Hard Rock, Kamikaze, Hurricane, Cyclone, Extreme Thriller and many more.

About The Showmans Guild

Traveling Showmen and Women have been supporting Country Shows all over Australia for many years. In South Australia the Showmen’s Guild was formed in 1936 with almost 100% of current Guild members being descendants of original members. 

The Guild members supply amusement rides and sideshow games to about 30 country shows and many other Fairs and Festivals. The annual country show is the highlight of the year for many towns around South Australia where people can gather together, forget their worries and have a good time. For the Guild members it is a lifestyle choice they wouldn’t have any other way.

So roll up and support the Showmen’s Guild and visit Sideshow Alley and enjoy yourself with a ride or two, or win a teddy while experiencing an exciting part of the Gawler Show.

Show Rides

Each year we have a refreshed look.

Keep an eye on this space or social media

as we finalise the list closer to the Show.