by Gillian Ching
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Join the locals and soak up the country atmosphere at this year's Brookfield Show from 19 to 21 May 2023 at the Brookfield Showgrounds, west of Brisbane.
Described as the biggest little country show and held over 3 days, the Brookfield Agricultural Show will feature a selection of family-friendly fun fill activities including Bolster and Lee's travelling circus, roving entertainers, a sideshow alley, tides, a baby animal patting nursery, live snake and reptile shows.
Be sure to share in the stories, meet the colourful characters and listen to the songs of the Larrikin Puppets show.
Add to that wonderful art displays and competitions, needlework, horticulture, cookery and woodwork, a horses program, wood chop (on Saturday only) and a dog competition. Show activities begin on Thursday evening when the winners of competitions in art and photography are announced. The official start of the Show on Friday has become known as 'District Day' since the horse events showcase local riders, horses and owners.
To warm up and prepare yourself for the 3-day show, you might like to get along to the Brookfield Show Ball on March 11 2023 at 7 pm featuring a roaring 20s theme. Tickets are $100 per person and the dress code is dinner or lounge suit/ball gown or cocktail.
The Brookfield Show enjoys a long history with the first show (a one-day event) being held in 1906 and moved to a two-day format in 1910.
Information about how you can purchase your tickets and the cost will be available soon.
Don't miss one of Brisbane's best local rural Shows - The Brookfield Show this May.
The Show will be held at the Brookfield Showgrounds situated at 550 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield QLD 4069. The show will be open from 9 am until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday and until around 6 pm on Sunday 21 May.
Brookfield is a rural residential suburb located 13 kilometres from the Brisbane Central Business District.