Jam-packed program of fun at Caboolture Show

Published 5:00am 27 May 2023

Jam-packed program of fun at Caboolture Show
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The countdown is on to the 96th Caboolture Show and Rodeo, with organisers revealing three big days of fun and entertainment for families and visitors to enjoy.

Thousands of people are expected to walk through the gates for the three-day spectacular, which will be held at the Caboolture Showgrounds from June 9-11.

The event will feature fun for the whole family, including rides, showbags, pig and duck races, woodchopping, showjumping, an animal farm, dinosaur park, monster trucks, fireworks and more!

Jam-packed program of fun at Caboolture Show

Caboolture Showgirl returns

After a Covid-induced hiatus, the tradition of the Caboolture Showgirl is back in 2023, with Caboolture teenager Daneeka Dufau being named as the 2023 Showgirl.

The Year 11 student from St Columban’s College says it’s an honour to be named as the Caboolture Showgirl, saying this will be a great opportunity to give back to her local community.

“I think it is important to support your community; It is where we grow up and live, so we need to be there for each other,” Daneeka says.

“I have never done anything like this before, but when the opportunity came up, I decided I should have a go.

“I am excited to be helping out at the Caboolture Show.”

Caboolture Show Society CEO Marcus Shimbel is thrilled to see the return of the Caboolture Showgirl, saying it’s important to have the next generation involved.

‘Finding the next generation of members of the Show Society is vital to our success, and having Daneeka as our Showgirl is a huge step in the right direction,” Marcus says.

“It is fantastic to name a local lady to this iconic role, and it is great to have Daneeka involved in the Caboolture Show Society.”

Long-time Showgirl Convenor Faye Cromb says she is looking forward to a resurgence of the competition in 2024.

“I wasn’t able to run the competition in 2022 (because of Covid) but having Daneeka as our Showgirl for 2023 is fantastic,” Faye says.

“We will be running a full quest in 2024, and we will be crowning not just the Caboolture Showgirl, but also the Rural Ambassador, to represent Caboolture at regional and possibly even state level.”

Jam-packed program of fun at Caboolture Show

2023 show dates and times

The Caboolture Show will be open on:

  • Friday, June 9 from 8am-10pm.
  • Saturday, June 10 from 8am-10pm
  • Sunday, June 11 from 8am-3.30pm.

The Caboolture Showgrounds is located at 140 Beerburrum Rd, Caboolture.

Entry prices

Tickets to the 2023 Caboolture Show are:

  • Adults: $20
  • Concession: $10
  • High school (12-17 years): $10
  • Primary school (8-11 years): Fres
  • Primary school (8-11 years) unaccompanied: $5

Tickets are available online and can be purchased on the Caboolture Show website.

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