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

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.

Photo Credit: Brookfield Show Society Inc {Official Page}/Facebook

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.

The Brookfield District Museum: Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing Brookfield and Upper Brookfield History

Located on the Brookfield Showground, the Brookfield District Museum is home to Brookfield’s and Upper Brookfield’s collection of historical artifacts and memorabilia from the early settlers in the area.

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The museum building is a former Pullenvale Farmhouse which has a room that was operated as Pullenvale Post Office between 1879 and 1958. In 2003, the building was moved from White Cedar Road, Pullenvale to the Brookfield Showground and underwent several alterations.

On 3 December 2004, the building was officially opened as The Brookfield District Museum. The museum is divided into three rooms, exhibiting collections from Brookfield pioneering families, the Brookfield Show, and household items from the last century.

Once a well-forested area, timber became a prominent industry in Brookfield. During the 1800s, timber was hauled by the Bullock team to the rafting ground and rafted down the Brisbane river. Timber also end up at ‘Bon Accord’ — Brookfield’s own sawmill, established by Charles Patterson in 1875 — on Brookfield Road. The Rafting Ground Reserve and Rafting Ground Road now serve as reminders to this early Brookfield industry.

Bullock team in action – circa 1890

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Many of the tools and photographs representing this era, along with early farming equipment from early twentieth-century Brookfield settlers are on display at the museum, such as a waistcoat worn by one of the area’s major landholder to his wedding in 1854.

Also included in the museum’s collection are many of historical research and publication produced in the past fourteen years and some of Brookfield Show Society and Brookfield Pony Club archives.

The Brookfield District Museum is open 9 a.m. on Brookfield Market Saturdays, the first and third Saturdays in each month, and during Brookfield Show. Off-street parking and disabled access are available at the site.

Brookfield District Museum | 665 Brookfield Rd, Brookfield QLD 4069, Australia

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.

Photo credit: BrookfieldShow/Facebook

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