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Gold Coast Show 2012

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Gold Coast Show
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The Gold Coast Show is a great event for the whole family. The range of things to see and do will keep everyone entertained. It runs over the first weekend in September this year (2012) from the Friday, August 31st through to the Sunday, September 2nd. If you haven't been before then go along to Parklands Showground, Southport and experience it for yourself. It's billed as the largest community event held on the Coast and 2012 will be its 106th show.
Gold Coast Show
Image courtesy of Gold Coast Show
The program of events includes: a free circus, fireworks display, showbags, slideshows and rides. The animal side offers horse events, dog show, goat competition and animal nursery. The homecraft displays show off the talents of Gold Coast residents alongside school displays and visual arts competitions. The woodchopping championship entrants will have their axes flying while the woodturners stand will have demos and beautifully crafted woodturned items for sale.
Gold Coast Show
Items for sale at the Gold Coast Woodturners stand

There are also vintage cars, motorsports exhibits and homeshow displays to enjoy. In fact, there are more than 50 free activities running during the Show. Throw in food and evening entertainment and enjoy the holiday weekend.

SHOW DATES for 2012 are:
Friday 31st August (Gold Coast Public Holiday)
Saturday 1st September & Sunday 2nd September
Fri & Sat 9.00am – 9.00pm
Sunday 9.00am – 7.30pm
Ticket prices:
Family ticket (2A & 3C under 14) costs $45, Adult $20, Student, pensioner, senior $10, Kids under 14 $5, preschoolers are free and parking is $10.

The Gold Coast Show is held at Parklands Showgrounds, corner Smith Street and Parklands Drive, Southport. There is plenty of parking available. If you are travelling from north of the showgrounds follow the signs to the Musgrave Avenue parking precinct. If you are coming from south of the Showgrounds, follow the signs to the Parklands Drive parking precincts.
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Why? There's something to entertain everyone in the family
When: Fri Aug 31st to Sun Sep 2nd
Where: Parklands Showgrounds, corner Smith Street and Parklands Drive, Southport
Cost: Adult $20, Child under 14 $5, Family & concession tickets also available
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It is a great day out for all the family and always enjoy revisiting old favourites along with discovering new.
by nanette (score: 2|119) 2622 days ago
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