DALBY SHOW: Witness 2 world record attempts

Barry Tigell from the Pioneer Park Museum Dalby is ready for the World Record Attempt. PICTURE: CONTRIBUTED

Did you know that this weekend the Dalby Show will be attempting two world records?

Come along and be part of history as the agricultural show society in the Burnett’s neighboring region makes these attempts.

RECORD ATTEMPT 1: Most Overalls

Firstly, don your overalls to be part of the world-first, world record.

The Dalby and District Show Society will need to gather more than 500 people dressed in overalls in order to secure the world record title.

Participants in the ‘most people dressed in overalls’ world record attempt will need to gather at 12noon on Saturday, 15 April at the Dalby Showground’s Knox Pavilion.

RECORD ATTEMPT 2: Most Stationary Engines

Humble, hardworking stationary engines that have powered regional Australia are set to be recognised at the Dalby show this weekend in a World Record!

A world record attempt is being organised on Saturday 15 April 2023 at the Dalby Showgrounds by the Dalby and District Show.

This exciting event will see stationary engine enthusiasts come together to break the current world record for the most vintage stationary engines running at one time.

The current world record for the most number of stationary engines running at one time stands at 323, held in South Africa.

The Dalby and District Show are confident they can beat this record, make history, and bring the world record to Australia to recognise the humble and hardworking engines that have powered Australia’s history, especially in the rich agricultural area of Dalby, Queensland.


The Dalby Show is a value-for-money event and is open to the public.

Entry includes entry to the two world record attempts, rodeo, agricultural showcase and more.

Children under-14 are free, and all are encouraged to watch and cheer the expected 400+ participants in vying for the record.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this world record attempt,” said Darren Grey, World Record attempt leader.

“This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and achieve something truly extraordinary to recognise the role that Stationary Engines have played across Australia.

“We are confident that with the support of machinery community from across Australia, that we will be able to break the current world record and make history at our local show, the epitome showcases event

of regional Australia.”

The event will take place at Dalby and District Show (Cnr Nicholson and Wilkes Street) and is expected to attract a large turnout. Tickets can be purchased online: https://bit.ly/dalbyshowtickets

There will be side-show alley, agricultural events, fireworks and a return of bucking broncos for all to enjoy.