Roll up, roll up it’s almost show time in Moreton Bay!

Published 2:00pm 26 May 2022

Roll up, roll up it’s almost show time in Moreton Bay!
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The first of Moreton Bay’s five shows will kickstart next week, with bumper crowds expected to walk through the gates.

Going to the local show has long been a favourite pastime for many families, who love to experience the farm animals, show judging, the various rides in Sideshow Alley, showbags (Bertie Beetle is the best!) and of course, the infamous Dagwood Dog dipped in tomato sauce.

Here is our handy guide to all six shows happening across Moreton Bay.

Caboolture Show

Show dates:

Friday, June 3: 8am-10pm

Saturday, June 4: 8am-10pm

Sunday, June 5: 8am-3.30pm

Families can enjoy three big days of fun and entertainment at the annual Caboolture Show, which kicks off next weekend at the Caboolture Showgrounds.

Highlights include an animal farm, chainsaw carving, woodchopping, pig racing, a rodeo, monster trucks, and two spectacular fireworks displays at the Friday and Saturday night shows.

Kids and thrill seekers of all ages will also love Sideshow Alley, with an array of rides to swing and fling them around.

Little ones can also get the chance to meet SpongeBob Square Pants and Patrick, the pups from Paw Patrol, as well as Dora the Explorer and her monkey friend Boots Boots with Nickelodeon’s s meet and greets, parade and 20-minute shows.

Entry prices:

Adults: $20 at gates or $15.80 online*

Concession: $10 at gates and $10.80 online*

High School: $10 at gates and $10.80 online*

Primary School (8-11): Free with adult

Primary School (8-11) Unaccompanied: $5 at gates and online*

*A handling fee from $2.95 applies on all online tickets.

For more information, visit the Caboolture Showgrounds website.

Woodford Country Carnivale

Show date:

Saturday, June 18: Gates open at 8am

Sadly, due to the devastating February floods, members of the Woodford Show Executive made the hard decision to cancel this year’s Woodford Show, which was to be held on June 17 and 18.

The members felt the amount of damage that was sustained was too great to both repair and prepare for the annual two-day show.

Instead, they have decided to host a one-day family orientated Country Carnival on Saturday, June 18, with the gates opening at 10am.

The day will feature woodchopping competitions, dog jumping, rides, face painting, food stalls, market stalls, displays and more.

The night will conclude with fireworks at 6pm.

For more information, visit the Woodford Show Society website.

Roll up, roll up it’s almost show time in Moreton Bay!

Redcliffe Show

Show dates:

Friday, June 24: 8am-9pm

Saturday, June 25: 8am-9pm

Sunday, June 26: 8am-4pm

The Redcliffe Showgrounds will be a hive of activity for the 73rd annual Redcliffe Show this June.

Show highlights include a free animal nursery, Reptile Kingdom shows, dog jumping, Star Wars roaming entertainers, freestyle motocross, thunder and hooves, whip cracking demonstrations, BMX stunt riders, classic cars, showbags, rides and animal judging.

An array of colourful fireworks will also light up the night sky on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Entry prices:

Adults: $12

Concession: $6

Children (5-14): $6

Children (under 5): Free

Family pass (two adults, two children): $35

Half price Friday:

With a paying adult. No coupon required.

Adults (15 years and over): $6

Children (14 years and under): Fres

Concession: $3

Dayboro Show

Show dates:

Saturday, July 2: 9am-late

Sunday, July 3: 9am-4pm

There will be plenty to see and do when the annual Dayboro Show is held in early July.

Some of the shows within the show include the Mini Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show, The Stockman’s Secret Show, Puppetrix Puppet Show, a Comedy Circus Stunt Show and lots of live entertainment.

Other attractions include a rock-climbing wall, sheep shearing, Ottaba Llamas, a Agri-Educational Display, horse events, show jumping, face painting, gem fossicking and more.

There will also be plenty of showbags to pick up and rides in Sideshow Alley for people of all ages.

Entry prices:

Saturday and Sunday

Adult: $15

Concession: $10

High school: $10

Primary school: $5

Children under 5: Free

Daily family pass (two adults and three or more children): $35

Two-day pass per person:

Adult: $28

Concession: $18

High school: $18

Primary school: $8

Two-day family pass (two adults and three or more children): $65

Roll up, roll up it’s almost show time in Moreton Bay!

Samford Show

Sadly, members of the Samford Show Society have made the decision to cancel this year's show, which was scheduled for July 9 and 10, due to impending bad weather and the grounds being too wet. 

Pine Rivers Show

Show dates:

Friday, July 29: 9am-9pm

Saturday, July 30: 9am-9pm

Sunday, July 31: 9am-4pm

Organisers of the Pine Rivers Show say they are looking forward to welcoming the community for three days of bigger and better fun this July.

Highlights of the show include a rodeo, rides, showbags, the Club Pine Rivers Train, the Eljay Freestyle Entertainment Show, and a six-player Hungry Hippos Chow Down Game, where players are harnessed to a bungee cord and attempt to collect the most balls from a ball pit.

There will also be two fireworks displays in the main arena, starting at 7.30pm on Friday and 9pm on Sunday.

Entry prices

Tickets only available for purchase at the entry gates. More information will be released on the Pine Rivers Show website soon.

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