The Brookfield Show
With the approach of autumn comes one of the most exciting events in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane – the Annual Brookfield Show!
The Brookfield Show brings the spirit of a country show to the city. With all the traditional country show treats such as equestrian events, arts and crafts and even a rodeo, it is a great opportunity for kids and grown-ups alike to experience the fun and adventure of a show without the expense and crowds of the Brisbane Ekka.
When is the Brookfield Show in Brisbane?
The Brookfield Show, traditionally in May each year, is held at the picturesque Brookfield Showgrounds in the outer western suburbs of Brisbane; about a half hour drive from the city.
This year it will be held from the 17th – 19th May 2019.
What can you see and do at the Brookfield Show?
The Show kicks off on Friday with horse events in the ring, Side Show Alley, free face painting and balloon twisting, a reptile display, an animal nursery as well as pony rides. Early evening is the ever popular rodeo with entertainment in the bar till late, including a mechanical bull.
Continuing over the weekend The Brookfield Show sees a plethora of entertainment for families, with continual ring events and live entertainment such as music performances, wood chopping, performance dogs, children’s art workshops, and whip cracking displays. Additional attractions this year include African drumming and dancing, a silent disco and trick riding. The judging of competitions such as art, horticulture, dogs poultry, cooking and guinea pigs also provides fun viewing for families. This year there will be a scarecrow Competition!
In the evenings you can enjoy live music in the Happy Hour Bar, chat with the ever friendly locals and visitors alike, and finish the evening with a bang with a sensational Fireworks show that’s not to be missed on Saturday and Sunday nights.
This year the Brookfield Show will be offering an all day ride pass which means that your Brisbane Kids can have fun on the rides all day for only $45.
The Brookfield Show Location & Parking
Home of the Brookfield Show, the Brookfield Showgrounds are located at 550 Brookfield Road, Brookfield. Show events begin each day from 9am. Parking is available along the surrounding streets, with paid parking available in the paddocks opposite the showgrounds.
Admission Costs – 2018
The Brookfield Show runs for 3 days from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019. A variety of ticket options are available.
- $80 per Family Brookfield Show multi-day pass (2 adults and up to 3 kids)
- $40 per Adult Brookfield Show multi-day pass
- $20 per Child/ Concession Brookfield Show multi-day pass (child id 5- 17 years)
- FREE per child under 5 years of age
- Single day tickets available at gate ($20 per adult $10 child (5-17 years)
Multi-day passes allow the pass holder to attend on all 3 days of the show.
To purchase multi day tickets click here
If you are keen to give your kids the experience of a country show, without tackling the crowds and expense of the Brisbane Ekka, then why not make a day of it at The Brookfield Show? Your kids, young and old, will love it! To find out more about the show, the Brookfield Showground and the Brookfield Show Society, please visit their web page here
Images courtesy of the Brookfield Show Society. All images copyright of Andrew Jarvie.