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.
Noeleen McNamara, Chief Cookery 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!
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0488 741 559.