Brookfield Show 2024 Entertainment Extravaganza: What You Need to Know

Brookfield Show 2024, Brisbane’s biggest little country show, promises an unforgettable experience for attendees with a thrilling three-day lineup of entertainment, workshops, and competitions.

From the 17th to the 19th of May 2024, Brookfield Show offers diverse activities and shows guaranteed to amaze and delight visitors of all ages.

Daytime and Nighttime Thrills

First stop, the Children’s Stage, which will feature the Mini Moshers band, magicians, and puppet shows. Adjacent to the ever-popular sideshow alley, spectators can enjoy up-close encounters with an array of reptiles.

During daylight hours, the atmosphere buzzes with the energy of roving performers and school bands and the competitive spirit of the talent show. As night falls, the excitement continues with daredevil rodeo displays and trick horse riding exhibitions. 

Brookfield Show rodeo
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The Showmen’s Guild of Australasia ensures adrenaline-pumping fun at sideshow alley with attractions like the “Wheel of Oz” Ferris wheel, Dodgems, and the Hurricane ride.

Rides to Try

Ride NameDescription
Wheel of OzA giant Ferris wheel offering panoramic views of the showground.
DodgemsBumper cars for thrilling collisions and laughs.
HurricaneA fast-spinning ride that whirls around, lifting off the ground for a rush of adrenaline.
SizzlerA classic spin ride that rotates at high speeds, perfect for thrill-seekers.
Midnight MadnessA ride for those seeking an extreme adrenaline rush, featuring high speeds and intense rotations.
Cup & SaucerA gentler option suitable for younger children, featuring rotating cups on a saucer-like platform.
Chair-o-PlaneSwinging chairs that rotate around a central pillar, offering a breezy experience.
Kids Roller CoasterA fun, mild roller coaster designed specifically for young children.

Traditional and Novel Competitions

The Brookfield Show remains a bastion of tradition, with competitions in Horses, Horticulture, and Needle Craft. This year, the LEGO competition will be introduced, appealing to creative builders of all ages.

Lego Competition
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Art, Woodwork, and Cooking exhibitions provide visitors with a glimpse into high-quality craft and culinary delights, with select items available for purchase.

Culinary and Craft Beverages

In addition to a plethora of food options, this year’s show includes a boutique cocktail bar managed by expert mixologists, enhancing the evening vibe. Local music acts like the Gold Creek Band and the sibling duo Liv & Ed will perform, ensuring the entertainment extends well into the night.

Show-Stopping Performances

The highlight of the Brookfield Show 2024 is set to be the ‘Cirque Du Soleil’ style circus show, directed by one of Cirque Du Soleil’s Assistant Creative Directors, featuring some of Queensland’s top circus talent. This full-length extravaganza will cap off each day, accompanied by stunning fireworks displays that promise to light up the night sky.

Recommended Entertainment to See

Mini Moshers BandEnergetic live music performance ideal for families on the Children’s Stage.
Puppet and Magic ShowsEngaging shows for children featuring skilled puppeteers and magicians.
Reptile EncountersGet up close with a variety of reptiles, a fascinating experience for wildlife enthusiasts.
Trick Horse RidersWatch skilled riders perform stunts and tricks with their horses.
Cirque Du Soleil Style ShowA circus extravaganza by top Queensland performers, directed by a former Cirque Du Soleil creative.
Fireworks DisplaysEnd each night with a spectacular fireworks show, a dazzling display that lights up the sky.
Bobcat BalletDelight in a choreographed performance featuring machinery.
Live Music PerformancesEnjoy local bands including Gold Creek Band and the duo Liv & Ed, perfect for evening entertainment.

Brookfield Show 2024 Full Program

Brookfield Show

With a mix of new attractions and beloved classics, the Brookfield Show in 2024 is not just an event but a celebration of community, craftsmanship, and entertainment. 

Tickets are now on sale, offering an opportunity to experience one of Brisbane’s most anticipated annual events.

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Published 16-May-2024

All Kinds of Fun and Exciting Competition for Kids As The Brookfield Show Returns

The Brookfield Show is back for another year and brimming with fun for kids who love a good round of exciting competitions. There literally is something in it for everyone!

Happening from 19 to 21 May 2023, the Brookfield Show will be giving children different opportunities to showcase their talent — baker, artist, LEGO builder, talented dancer, excellent horse rider, a whiz with the sewing machine, or a green thumb — there’s a competition for everyone. 

Some of the competitions for kids include:

  • LEGO – Theme: “Magnificent Machines and Brilliant Buildings”
  • Art – Theme: “Farms, Ferris wheels and fun”
  • Talent Show – singing, dancing, instrumental or groups
  • Cookery – decorating and baking 
  • Horticulture – create a fairy garden, vegetable/fruit unicorn and more
  • Guinea Pigs – funniest dressed, fastest eater, and other awards
  • Needlecraft & Patchwork – fabric toys, needlework, creative arts
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At the Show, it’s all about enjoying the process of preparing the entry and the excitement when they see their creation on display at the show. There’s also the chance to win a ribbon and some prize money.

The children will also have a blast watching Mini Moshers, Larrikin Puppets and the wildly popular Bolster and Lee circus, which will have their debut at the Brookfield Show. Also presenting for the first time is Julia Baker of “The Snake Boss Show.”

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Photo Credit: Supplied

The rodeo is scheduled for Friday night, whilst live music will be amping the vibe for Friday and Saturday. On the final day, a beautiful fireworks display is guaranteed to captivate the guests.

Tickets to Brookfield Show are now on sale. Limited edition merchandise will also be available at the official site.

Published 28 March 2023

Brookfield Show Society Lines Up 3 New Events

The Brookfield Show Society has three events lined up at the Brookfield Showground over the next two months — the Shell Green T20 Cricket Match in April, and both the Brookfield Ball and the Brookfield Show later in May 2021. 

Shell Green T20 Cricket Match

Scheduled for the 25th of April 2021 is the annual Shell Green T20 Cricket Match, which will be held at Brookfield Showgrounds at 10:00 a.m. on Anzac Day, complete with a service to honour fallen servicemen and servicewomen from Australia and New Zealand. 

The game has become an integral part of the Anzac Day commemoration, and this year’s match will mark the 10th anniversary of the first meeting between Brigadier Jason Blain’s Army XI and Lord Mayor’s Brookfield United Cricket Club XI.

Participation has become a tradition for emerging army players, serving as a rite of passage as participants are awarded a ‘Baggy Shell Green’. Every year, the Lord Mayor will award the winning team’s captain a shield, and a member of the late Corporal Matthew Hopkins’ family will award players with titles such as ‘Best on Field’ or ‘Corporal Matthew Hopkins Player of the Match Award’. 

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Brookfield Ball

Plan a glammed up date night at the Brookfield Showgrounds at the 110th Brookfield Ball, 7:00 p.m. on the 18th of May 2021. The event will offer all-inclusive tickets that cover champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks, as well as a wide range of food both hot and cold for attendants to indulge themselves with.

The Brookfield Ball comes with an evening of entertainment, including a live performance from the local Brookfield band The Setting Suns. Attendees are encouraged to put on their best formal attire and follow COVID-19 requirements applicable at the time. 

Those interested in booking a spot at the Brookfield Ball can do so here.

Photo credit: Brookfield Show Society

Brookfield Show

Also highlighting an eventful May is the Brookfield Show 2021, which will also be held at the Brookfield Showgrounds. This event celebrates regional and metro agriculture, spanning three days from the 14th of May all the way to the 16th, with each day offering attendants unique festivities and displays such as the FMX Motorcycle Stunts on the 15th. 

The show will feature various activities and exhibits such as horse rides, art pavilions, pig racing, sheep shearing, combat archery, and whip-cracking workshops. 

The Brookfield Show’s Dog Competition will also run for over two days due to its popularity, as will the beloved Gill’s Rodeo — an event scheduled for both the 14th and the 15th featuring Happy Hour, bucking bulls, and live music from Route 33 and INEXCESS.

Those who wish to reserve a spot at the Brookfield Show can do so here.

Photo credit: Brookfield Show Society

The Brookfield Showgrounds can be found at 550 Brookfield Rd. For more information on the Brookfield Show Society, visit the Brookfield Showground website here. Follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and announcements concerning the upcoming events. 

Experience and Celebrate Community Spirit at the 2019 Brookfield Show

The annual Brookfield Show is back! Experience and celebrate the community spirit by participating in the activities to be held at the Brookfield Showground, located 5.3 kilometres from Kenmore, from Friday, the 17th of May 2019 to Sunday, the 19th.

The event, hosted by the non-profit Brookfield Show Society Inc., will actually mark its opening with the announcement of the winners of the Art, Children’s Art and Crafts, Photography, Sculpture, and Woodwork contest on Thursday night. This competition was participated in early April by students from Brookfield State School.

Sculpture, and Woodwork contest on Thursday night. This competition was participated in early April by students from Brookfield State School.

Then the next morning at 9:00, the pavilion will open its doors to the actual activities of the Brookfield Show with the Equestrian Events. There will be more fanfare in the afternoon, such as:

  • Rodeo
  • Sideshow entertainment
  • Live Music (at the Member’s Bar)

The Brookfield Show will also have a session for riders with disabilities, which will be introduced for the first time at this year’s event.

Saturday and Sunday’s activities, on the other hand, will feature more entertainment and exhibits at the pavilion. Sections will be divided into the different show as well as arts and crafts competitions.

There will also be a dog show at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

To know which exhibits you can visit, check out this map from the organizers.

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The Brookfield Show will end on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. You may get tickets for adults, children and family via the official website.

Brookfield’s Mini Country Show is All Set to Delight at Brookfield Showground

All is set for a mini country show at the Brookfield Showground.

Brookfield Show is back at the Brookfield Showground to highlight the best of country life from Friday 18 May to Sunday 20 May 2018.

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The famous annual agricultural event will showcase exciting equestrian events, rodeo and live entertainment for kids and grown-ups alike. Packed with all the fun activities, the annual show always turns out somewhat like a smaller version of the huge Brisbane Ekka.

Event Details:

What: Brookfield Show
When: Friday, 18 May – Sunday, 20 May 2018
Where: Brookfield Showground
Tickets: Single day tickets available at the gate:
Adult – $20
Children – $10$80 – Family multi-day pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids)
$40 – Adult multi-day pass
$20 – Child/ Concession Brookfield Show multi-day pass (5- 17 years old)
FREE – children under 5 years

Show Friday

Show Friday is District Day, with equestrian events filling the main arena. The day won’t be complete without the Rodeo and sideshow entertainment. Other attractions to expect include “Poison Anvil” demonstrations, free animal farm, venomous snake show and display, pony rides, face painting, games and hobby horses equitation.

There will also be live music right at the Member’s Bar.

On Thursday night, prior to the formal start of the event, the winners of the art, children’s’ art and craft, photography, sculpture and woodwork contests will be revealed.

Equestrian events start at 8:00 a.m. and the pavilions and carnival will open each day at 9:00 a.m.

Show Saturday and Sunday

Saturday and Sunday events are filled with pavilion exhibits, live performances, displays, ring events and sideshow entertainment.

Come early at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday for the judging of the Brookfield Dog Show competitions and the poultry competition. The weekend will be filled with various attractions such as wood chopping competition, roving entertainment, a mini pig race and silent disco.

Evening events include jousting, light horse demonstrations and FMX bikes.

Photo credit: BrookfieldShow/Facebook

Expect non-stop live music and performances on the whole day of Saturday and on Sunday until the early evening.

Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday to close the event.

Find out more about the Brookfield Show.

Address: Brookfield Showground, 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield

Recent Hendra Scare in Brookfield Fuels Cry to Have All Horses Vaccinated Against the Virus

The recent Brookfield Show was a success, hampered only by the incidence, albeit well-handled, of a horse that was suspected to be carrying the Hendra virus. Thankfully, a test conducted by Biosecurity Queensland came back negative.

In another case, an infected pony in the Gold Coast hinterland had to be euthanised. These recent events have prompted The Australian Veterinary Association to pursue the administration of the Hendra vaccine for all horses.

In 1994, an outbreak which affected 21 racehorses and two human cases in a Brisbane suburb became the first recognised outbreak in Australia. Since then and up to 2016, over 70 horses have been reported to be carrying the virus.

Presently considered rare, Hendra is classified to have a severe and often fatal effect on horses and humans. Despite its relative rarity, it is considered a cause for alarm as the number of infected horses seems to be growing over the years. Because of this, an effective horse vaccine against the virus was introduced in 2012.

The AVA urges owners to have their horses vaccinated, particularly those who live in high-risk areas. They said that this is the only way to guarantee good health quality of horses whilst protecting humans from contracting the deadly virus as well.

The virus occurs naturally in flying fox populations. According to a recent AVA study, the virus can be passed on to horses through the bats’ urine; in turn, humans can acquire the virus from horses.

For the drive against Hendra, prevention is definitely better than cure. Vaccination is widely regarded to be the best way to prevent an outbreak, as testing for the virus or disease could take a long time. Some small comfort can also be derived from recent reports of a decline in the flying fox population in Queensland.

Read also: 2017 Brookfield Show: Scary Weather Forecasts, Equine Flu Scare But the Show Was As Good As Ever

2017 Brookfield Show : Scary Weather Forecasts, Equine Flu Scare But The Show Was As Good As Ever

Congratulations to the Brookfield Show Committee

Another great rendition of the Brookfield Show is now behind us, the Show Committee once again organizing three days of action packed fun supported by great sponsors, stall holders, and with the assistance of Kenmore Rotary.

As far as major events go in the western suburbs of Brisbane, there is no bigger than the Brookfield Show.

This year’s event was as good as ever despite a terrible weather forecast, thank goodness proven incorrect!

Friday morning kicked the event off with a mixture of drizzle and heavy rain that left the Boscombe road vendor car park greasy but under management by Kenmore Rotary. The hiatus of school drop offs, coinciding with the arrival of show vendors, happened seamlessly. One Friday casualty due to the weather were the pony events, but the Rodeo went ahead in the evening and locals arrived en masse for a fun evening.

Saturday and Sunday brought glorious weather. The main car park was full by 11:00 a.m. though Boscombe Road had space for most of the day. The equestrian events displayed some great equine talent and riding over the weekend, whilst the gravity of the competition there contrasted with the hilarious pig racing in an adjoining ring.

The rides stayed busy during both days, many kids stretching their $45 all-day pass to the limits, with continual lines at the dodgems.

One concern which the Courier Mail has headlined today was the suspected Hendra virus case, though this was cleared up by a statement from the vet:

brookfield show statement

The Children’s art show was a great success, judged this year by Catherine Mactaggart of Sotheby’s Queensland.

Best in Show was won by Sophie Evans:
brookfield art best in show

Here are some of the other highly talented entrants:

See more entries here

The dog show results can be found here

Councillor Kate Richards reported watching the woodchopping:

A great event that families get wonderful value from every year, West Brisbane is lucky to have the Brookfield Show.

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