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by Sandy Ludinski (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and diversional therapist, living in Brisbane's North West. I write for Weekend Notes, Must do Brisbane and Starts at Sixty. Visit my blogs at babybloomin.wordpress.com and brisbanetripster.wordpress.com.
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Diamond Jubilee guaranteed to be a gem of a day
Dayboro, Dayboro Show, Diamond Jubilee, family fun, day trips, near Brisbane, Dayboro Show Society, country, fun and entertainment, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Image courtesy of Nadine Andersen Photography


Never been to a country show? Well, this is the one to put on your calendar! The Dayboro Show will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year and much fun and merriment has been planned to ensure this special milestone is a memorable event.

A great day out for the whole family, the annual show has something for every member of the household. Kids will love Bumbles the Balloonatic Clown, the mouse circus, storytelling, puppet and magic shows and train rides. Old favourites like side show alley, a baby animal nursery, show bags and the farm animal display will also take their place amongst the show's line up.

Gold panning, laser skirmish, helicopter rides, motorcycle and bicycle stunt shows, and sled dogs will keep the "big kids" happy and pavillion exhibits, show jumping, horse events, woodchopping, machinery displays, art and craft, photography displays and the poultry pavillion will be a part of the show experience. Add in musicians, comedy acts, the ute muster, reptiles, canine rescue stars, live entertainment and fireworks and you have a whole bundle of reasons to head to this iconic country town, just 50 minutes from Brisbane.

Dayboro, Dayboro Show, Diamond Jubilee, family fun, day trips, near Brisbane, Dayboro Show Society, country, fun and entertainment, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Image courtesy of Nadine Andersen Photography


Plenty of cold drinks will be on sale for the kids whilst the licensed bar will cater to those with a thirst for something a little stronger. Great food at reasonable prices will be found at food stalls and in the dining room.

You might like to buy a ticket or two in the Show Raffle. Local businesses have donated great prizes, currently valued at $2,350. Tickets will be on sale at the Show for $1 each.

Dayboro, Dayboro Show, Diamond Jubilee, family fun, day trips, near Brisbane, Dayboro Show Society, country, fun and entertainment, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Image courtesy of Nadine Andersen Photography


It's no mistake that the Dayboro Show has endured for 60 years. Alison Taylor, the Dayboro Show Society's Secretary said, "There is a core of hardworking volunteers who spend months getting everything organised and then at the show volunteers (who we don't see from one show to the next) just appear. I believe that without the support of our community, the Show would have disappeared into oblivion."

So what makes the Dayboro Show so special? Alison says, "Due to the locality of Dayboro, we are really the closest country show to Brisbane city. We have very picturesque surroundings and the community of Dayboro gets behind the Committee to put together a friendly family orientated mini-Ekka - without the crowds!"

Dayboro is a geeat little country town with much to offer visitors, so why not plan to make a weekend of it? There are plenty of accommodation options in the area, including the Blue Ridge Lavender Farm and Retreat and Dayboro Cottages and Llama Walks.

Dayboro, Dayboro Show, Diamond Jubilee, family fun, day trips, near Brisbane, Dayboro Show Society, country, fun and entertainment, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Image courtesy of Nadine Andersen Photography


The very first Dayboro Show saw 1,000 people through it's gates. This year's show is sure to see many more people enjoy the great weekend event that will be the Dayboro Show Diamond Jubilee - pull on your boots and jeans and make sure you're one of them!

Dayboro, Dayboro Show, Diamond Jubilee, family fun, day trips, near Brisbane, Dayboro Show Society, country, fun and entertainment, Moreton Bay Regional Council
Beauty and her rider, show jumping at the 1957 Dayboro Show. Image courtesy of the Dayboro Historical Society
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Why? For a great family fun day out in the country!
When: Sat 9am until late, Sun 9am - 4pm
Phone: 3425 1156
Where: Memorial Showgrounds, 3512 Mt Mee Road, Dayboro
Cost: See website for range of prices
Your Comment
The Dayboro Show is only on in July! Perhaps you could relist this closer to the time as it's great publicity for the "Town of Yesteryear"! :D
by heath68 (score: 1|70) 1654 days ago
The dates for the show shown above are for 2015!
Is there a show in 2016 and when is that please?
by hwbre (score: 0|6) 1636 days ago
It really sounds pretty epic with helicopter rides, laser skirmish and panning for gold. I like the picture of the boys chopping wood ;) Fun!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 1839 days ago
Hi Sandy I love your articles... Nice layout. I understand as a writer it is hard to keep things up to date. Perhaps the dayboro info site can help you out. https://www.dayboro.info it is trying to keep all events, businesses and other related material in one place easy to find. It is updated by locals for locals.
by admin (score: 0|6) 1257 days ago
I just wish they had a bus from Petrie like they used to,when you don't drive there is no way of getting there
by Stell (score: 0|2) 1834 days ago
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