Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
Family entertainment til the cows come home
If you have never been to Mudgeeraba Show, then get yourself there on Sat 29th & Sun 30th June, 2013. This year is the Mudgeeraba Agricultural Show's 85th anniversary. The list of attractions is long and varied and will entertain families til the cows come home.
The best way to give you a taste of the different flavours of the show, is to share some pictures from previous years. It's a typical country show in many respects but Mudgeeraba also has a charm all of it's own. Despite being only 10 minutes from Robina, it has retained the feel of a country town and has great community spirit. The involvement in the show of many diverse groups makes a visually stimulating and unique local, annual event.
There are the cattle, sheep, poultry and equestrian events you would expect of an agricultural show. The noise from roosters showing off in the poultry section, to the country smells of the cattle and sheep and the immaculately groomed horses and ponies in the equestrian classes, come together to give children the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the country. The children's animal nursery has been increased this year and entry to the animal area is free.
The skill of the local craftspeople continues to blow me away. Don't miss GC Woodturners Pavilion which hosts amazing wooden works of art.
In addition to the display of competition entries, there are sales tables with unique woodturned items for sale. If you are looking for quality work at unbeatable prices then make sure you stop by. They have demos too where you can watch items being made on the lathes. You can find out more about classes they offer to high school students as well as adult classes, by following the links.
Outside, the Woodchop Program of events makes tree felling and sawing look deceptively easy and draws quite a crowd of spectators.
The Main Pavilion is the display area for a multitude of crafts. Proof that the skills of sewing, crochet, quilting & patchwork, spinning & weaving, needlework & knitting, to name but a few, are far from dying out, can be found when viewing the competition entries for these sections. There are many skilled and talented local people who create the loveliest of things.
Their displays can be found alongside other competition entries such as fine arts and photography, together with flower arrangements and homegrown products. The variety is amazing. The best scones I have ever tasted, with jam and cream, were discovered at Mudgeeraba Show.
In addition to the traditional show displays, you will also be entertained by Australia's leading ring announcer, Angus Lane, Mudgeeraba's annual Ute Muster, the 2013 Gold Coast Strongest Man title battle and stage entertainment. The grand parade is part of the night program, which includes the diverse sights of a fire twirler to a Chinese Lion Dance and a Lawn Mower Racer to FMX and Bike Demo, not forgetting an amazing Fireworks Spectacular. There is a whole section for carnival rides too so there really is something for everyone.
This show is a wonderful display event, created by the multi-talented people who live in and around the Mudgeeraba area. If you have not been yet, don't miss it this year. Gates are open on Sat 29th from 8am – 9pm and on Sun 30th from 8am – 4pm. Entry costs are: Ad $15, Students and Pensioners $10. Pre schoolers are free and there are family tickets available too.