It’s almost showtime

Published 11:54am 25 May 2021

It’s almost showtime
Words by Kylie Knight

The Redcliffe Show will be back this year, with a bumper program of entertainment and attractions, after COVID-19 forced its cancellation last year. It’s one of six local shows across the region in the coming couple of months.

Favourite ring events will return including horse jumping, a championship dog show, pig racing, woodchopping, cattle, exotic horse breeds and poultry judging, and Kgari Kelpie stud dog jumping. This year’s show will also include a dinosaur park display tipped to fascinate young and old.

The animal nursery will return as will Professor Wallace’s Puppet Show, Luke’s Reptile Kingdom, schoolwork, needlework, cooking, horticulture, arts, lapidary and woodcraft displays and much more.

The night entertainment program includes human cannon, wheel of death, hire wire motorcycle, Aussie FMX Motocross, and fireworks on Friday and Saturday night.

Redcliffe Show Society president Garry Barlow cannot wait for the fun on June 25, 26 and 27.

“We’re looking forward to having a great show, we’ve got a big program planned,” Garry says.

Former president Brad McGowan says the Royal Easter Show in Sydney attracted record crowds this year and smaller district shows in Queensland are reporting similar spikes in attendance.

“It looks like people are eager to get out, so hopefully they will want to support the shows around here too,” Brad says.

It’s almost showtime

Strong support returns

The show has already had the support of existing and new sponsors – local businesses keen to see it return this year.

“We hope we get good weather and good crowds,” Brad says.

He says most of the vendors have survived a tough 2020 and are coming back to the show this year.

The Redcliffe Show night program will be filled with thrills for all ages.

“We’ve got a bloke being shot out of a cannon, a bike on a high wire and a bloke running around a wheel of steel,” Brad says.

Car lovers can enjoy and take part in the Northern District Rod and Custom Car competition on Saturday from 3pm, with a car parade at 4pm.

This will take the place of the Grand Parade, which cannot be held this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The show society has been working closely with Queensland Health to deliver a COVID-safe show and meet all requirements.

Visitors will be asked to use the hand sanitiser throughout the showgrounds and adhere to social distancing and crowd number requirements in indoor areas.

Ticket are $12 adults, $6 children and pensioners, and entry is free for children under five years.

Schedules for competition sections can be collected from the Redcliffe Show Society office or visitor information centres at Redcliffe Pde and Hornibrook Esp, Clontarf. They can also be downloaded from the website.


It’s almost showtime

Support a local show

It’s show season!!! The region’s favourite community shows are back, after COVID-19 forced most to be cancelled last year.

Here’s a list of shows across the region, so you can support one near you or visit all of them!

Caboolture Show – June 4, 5, 6

Caboolture Showgrounds, 140 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture.

Enjoy your favourite events, the rodeo, barbecue and beer showcase, storytime with Agro and Jamie Dunn, rides, woodchopping, sideshow alley and so much more.


Woodford Show – June 18-20

Woodford Showgrounds, 38 Neurum Rd, Woodford

Don’t miss the 110th show, with the pavilions you know and love, animal showing and judging, youth rodeo, chainsaw races, woodchopping, entertainment, fireworks and more.


Dayboro Show – July 3-4

Dayboro Showgrounds, Mt Mee Rd, Dayboro

Enjoy the 65th annual show, with sideshow alley, Walter Whip and The Flames show, animal nursery, dog and horse events, sheep dog trials, agriculture displays, duck herding, woodchopping, fireworks and more.


Samford Show – July 10-11

Samford Showgrounds, 40 Showgrounds Drive Highvale

There will be everything from equestrian and woodshop events to street science, reptiles, FMX Motocross, the Ashton Globe of Death, Ashton Circus, sideshow alley, pig races, fireworks and more.


Pine Rivers Show – July 30-August 1

Pine Rivers Showgrounds, Gympie Rd, Lawnton

All your favourites will be back include side show alley, Geckoes Wildlife, sheep dog trials, rodeo, Club Pine Rivers Train, as well as pavilions packed with displays and a range of competitions.

Want more events across the region? Head here


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