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It's Show Time!

May 13 - 15, Brookfield Show, 9 am - 11 pm (8:30 am start on Friday for Horses to begin). See website here: www.brookfieldshowground.com.au/events/brookfieldshow

Tickets can be purchased online in advance to beat the queues on the day, although tickets of course can still be purchased at the gates. Members can glide on through very quickly by showing their card. Becoming a member is beneficial for locals as not only do you get a 3-day pass to the Show, but discounts and other benefits at local businesses throughout the year.

The full entertainment schedule will be released prior to the Show - check the website for its release and their newsletter/social media for notification of this.

  • Showman's Guide of Australasia is back presenting rides and amusements. We can be guaranteed incredible rides for all ages, from toddlers through to adults. Lots of fun for everyone! Also, there will be Showbags for sale so you can take some goodies home.

  • Roving entertainment this year includes the roving silt walkers blowing bubbles, plus the Mask Trio Family of the comedic Lollypop Ladies, the English Bobbies and the Tamborine Band - helping to give everyone some light relief and a giggle or two!

  • Main stage will be local schools entertaining us with their school choirs and music ensembles.

  • Walkabout Working Dogs will be doing a dog display working the sheep. First, they will talk about how they train the dogs then they will put the sheep through some obstacles. Always a hit, the children love seeing the dogs hard at work, just like they would do on the farm. A bit about them: Craig Freestone and Adam Miller and their team of dogs participate competitively in Sheepdog Trials across Queensland. Craig holds the honour of the 2016 Queensland Champion, and Adam won the Ekka sheepdog trial and holds the title of the highest-scoring Kelpie at the 2020 Australian sheepdog Championships. Adam is an NDTF certified dog trainer and runs Walkabout Working dogs training school, teaching people how to train their dogs to work sheep. Craig has provided working dogs for the Australian Outback Spectacular show and Paradise Country. Walkabout Working Dogs regularly perform Sheepdog Displays and Demonstrations at rural shows throughout Queensland.

  • Viv's Animal Nursery is back! The petting zoo will have all the usual farm animals from chicks to piglets and more, right across the three day Show program. This is a lot of fun for children to get up and close to the baby animals that they might not normally get to do.

  • Luke's Reptile Kingdom will also be in attendance, another firm favourite with everyone. Watch Luke handle venomous snakes and educate on how to handle one if spotted at home.

  • Noah's Farm pig racing will also be at the Show across Saturday and Sunday. It's a hoot, with music playing in the background whilst pigs race each other through obstacles.

  • The Blacksmith will also be in attendance this year, showing everyone the skill of hammering iron down to make items.

  • Trade space will consist of a range of stalls that you are used to seeing, from local schools being represented through to not for profit and community groups, local businesses and more!

  • Food options will be wide and varied this year, with plenty on offer, from old favourites such as Steamed, through to new taste sensations such as Sorella & Co and The Italian Stallion. The Bar will be open, and other beverages will be available such as our hot coffee vendors.

    COMPETITIONS:

  • Cookery and Needle Crafts & Patchwork are back this year! Both these competitions are huge drawcards. Many of the usual competitions are also full steam ahead with volunteers busily preparing and entrants at home getting their entry piece ready! It's not too late to enter some of them - find out more here!

  • Horses are always a showstopper with plenty of locals entering the competition, particularly on Friday district day. Show-goers love watching the horses in the main ring including the showjumping.

  • Art is a popular competition, with their awards evening happening on the Thursday before the Show opening where watercolours, acrylic, oil, drawing, and mixed media are all on show. Photography is also in the same Art Pavilion and is always a pleasure to view.

  • Wood Chop is a spectacle that many love watching in awe. There will be a focus on women's wood chop this year.

  • Wood work will showcase beautiful carved art, toys, furniture and more. Poultry is a great way to give your chooks from home a bit of limelight!

  • Guinea pigs also have a competition this year and is always a laugh, when kids dress up their Crazy Cavy, with categories such as Best Dressage Cavy and Best Super Hero/Fairytale Character.

  • Horticulture is a beautiful display with many categories to enter and view, such as Bromeliad in Potted Plants & Hanging Baskets, Roses in Cut Flowers through to displaying Three Lemons in the Nuts & Vegetable category. Floral Art is always a delight to check out, with this year's theme being "Myths and Magic". Similar to Cookery, there are special categories just for the children: fruit/veg horses, dragons and dinosaurs as well as arrangements in mug, small bowl and mini garden.

  • Family Shield is on again this year, giving families with multiple individual wins across the board to combine and win the family prize! A fun way for the family to come together and enter various competitions and win the shield for 2022. See the Competitions page on our website to download the form.

    Cookery focus:

    Noeleen McNamara, ChiefCookery Steward tells us about Cookery this year "I'm so grateful to my group of volunteers this year. With their help, we are able to make a comeback after a year off due to COVID. Bread is making a return, with many locals calling for it to re-enter the comp, whilst Honey is our special category for 2022 and is proving very popular with many entries so far. Think honey jumble biscuits and honey cake!".

    Children also get a go in Cookery, with various sections for each age group, including biscuit decorating for the littlest ones. A great way to get them interested in the competition process and beam with pride with their entry on show.

    A new addition to the Cookery Pavilion is the "Foodie Trail" as you enter the Cookery competition. Paddington Jams is organising a group of local premium producers to showcase their jams, sauces and baked goods in a set of stalls so that Show attendees can sample some delights and purchase too, on their way through to viewing the competition. The judges don't get all the tasting fun!

    Dogs competition focus:

    We are pleased to announce that there will once again be two All Breeds Dog Shows happening at the Brookfield Show this year, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday.

    There will be more than 100 pure breeds of dogs exhibited each day from 9 am each day, starting with Baby Puppy and Puppy Sweepstakes and then moving into breed judging in each of the seven breed groups ranging being Toys breeds, Terriers, Gundogs, Hounds, Working Dogs, Utility breeds and then catch all non Sporting breeds.

    Each day at around 2 to 3 pm, there will be the grand finale Best in Show event with the 7 group winners running off for the top Best in Show award! We have both Queensland and Interstate judges judging over the weekend.

    It's a great opportunity to meet the exhibitors and often the breeders of your favourite breeds and ask questions and see these dogs in action.

    To enter the dog show you need to be a member of Dogs Queensland or an equivalent State or Territory dog body and your dog needs to be on the ANKC national pedigree register. If you need more information about this do contact the Dogs Queensland office or check the Brookfield Showground website.

    Brookfield's Got Talent focus

    Niki Whitaker, Chief Dance Steward is keen for adults to also get involved this year. "We love seeing our kids get up on stage and dance, sing and play away for their chance at being crowned the winner but why don't the mums and dads jump on too?! I know many adults out there who have special extra talents they'd be dying to let loose at the Show. Have some fun, have a laugh and show us what skills you have. You might be great at magic tricks, or acrobatics, can play a tune with glass bottles or maybe even have a cool Donald Duck voice. Get creative and be part of Brookfield's Got Talent!"

    The heats to Brookfield's Got Talent are on the Saturday whilst the finals are on Sunday. There are categories of dance, music - singing, music - instrument and extra talent. You can enter as a solo, duo, trio or group. You might be a beginner or bit of an expert in your field we welcome everyone.

  • The Brookfield Bar will be open from lunchtime each day of the Show where live music will be playing on Saturday and Sunday. We are in for a special treat as stalwart to Brookfield, Cliff Turrpin, will be rotating his musical talent in the arvo with Lucy Mills. Back in the 60's Cliff lived in the General Store with his family and grew up on the Showgrounds. Welcome back to Cliff who we know will have many stories to share with us as he belts out some originals and classics.

  • Night entertainment kicks off at 6 pm when the rodeo occurs on Friday and Saturday night, with bull riders veering for top prize, with Big Al the Clown dares around the ring.

  • The rodeo is followed by live music on the Main Stage. Hailing from Newcastle, Hurricane Fall, Country Pop/Rock band will be firing up the stage with their entertaining sets whilst on Saturday Katie Jayne & Band will takeover the stage with their Country tunes. These bands have just completed their performances at Tamworth Country Music Festival so we are in for a treat with these Country music stars. Fireworks are also on the cards!

    Many thanks must go to all our sponsors this year, from small businesses, through to the larger ones. As a not for profit agricultural show society, Brookfield Show could not go on without the generous sponsorship of all who have partnered with us, including but not limited to: Sci-Fleet, Brisbane City Council, BOQ Kenmore, Rino Recycling, Brookies Rural Traders, J.G.Booth Electrical, Mount French Lodge, Brookfield General Store, 2FC Property Maintenance, Brookfield Agencies, NOVA 106.9, American Muscle Cars, Brisbane Real Estate and ACCR Landscapes.

    Most importantly, it's the hard, ongoing work of our volunteers in the Executive Committee, Committee, Stewards and local volunteers who put so much time and energy into making the Show happen, bringing it to the people! The community spirit is alive and well, so please take a bow - thank-you.

    We are still searching for volunteers. Please put your hand up as the Show only exists through locals helping out and giving their time. Email: volunteers@brookfieldshowsociety.org.au or call 0488 741 559.

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    When: 13 - 15 May
    Where: Brookfield Showgrounds, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield, Queensland 4069
    Your Comment
    This is always a local must do event. I think I would head to the wood chop competitions to see the axemen work their magic
    by Gillian Ching (score: 3|4641) 27 days ago
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