REVIEW: Mt Gravatt Show | Family Fun on the Southside of Brisbane
The Mt Gravatt Show is one of the oldest exhibitions on Brisbane’s southside having been held at the iconic Mt Gravatt showgrounds on Logan road since 1918. With so much to do and so many exhibitions to look at, it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family.
When is the Mt Gravatt Show on?
This year, the Mt Gravatt Show is celebrating it’s 105th year. The show will take place on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July 2021 over a massive fun filled weekend. For both days, the gates will open at 9am.
How do I get there?
The Mt Gravatt Show will take place at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. Parking is available around and in the showgrounds; however spaces are limited so it is advised to come early if you wish to get one.
Those who use public transport will be happy to know that the Mt Gravatt showgrounds are close to several bus stops. However, the Mt Gravatt showgrounds aren’t very close to any train stations. For more information, check out the journey planner on translink.
How much does the Mt Gravatt Show cost?
- Adult $20
- Students/Pensioners – $11
- Children 5-12 years – $6
- Children under 5 years – Free
What is there to do?
From entertaining shows to dazzling rides to amazing exhibitions, Mt Gravatt has plenty to offer to it’s show goers, from the oldest to the very youngest.
Rides and Games
The Mt Gravatt show always features a huge variety of rides and games of people of all ages. The sideshow alley is always a big draw card for the young and the young at heart. Try out the laughing clowns and see if you can win a prize!
- Inflatable Castle
- Trampoline Bungi
- Dodgem Cars
- Giant Slide
- Rock Wall
- Cha Cha Ride
- Cup and Saucer Ride
- Water Balls
Animal lovers should be sure to visit the Mt. Gravatt show. Last year, the show featured both an animal nursery and a reptile show. The show is also well known for its animal competitions, sheep dog trials and equestrian shows. In 2021, you can even check out the super cute racing pigs!
Families who go the Mt Gravatt Show will love the huge variety of shows on offer including the Baby & Tiny Tots Show, and Friesian Horse performance. Finally, there is a spectacular firework display during the night that is sure to dazzle all who see it. Be sure to stay the whole day in order to see this enchanting spectacle.
Like all good exhibitions, the Mt Gravatt Show offers up a huge range of exhibitions to take part in. These include regular art and craft exhibitions and cooking exhibitions. There is also several animal exhibitions such as budgies, cattle, sheep and donkeys. Some of the more unique competitions on offer include trucks and utes, photography, horticulture and egg art plus Lego!
Night show & Fireworks
FMX Kaos International Freestyle Team will perform 2 shows daily. Two riders – Tom Robertson, who has invented his own tricks and traveled the world plus Scott Fitzgerald, who has ridden with Nitro Circus will perform the most death defying entertaining stunt show ever performed in Brisbane’s Southside.
Don’t miss their stunt show Saturday 2pm and in the Saturday Night Entertainment Program commencing at 6:30pm. The Stunt team will perform again on Sunday at 11am and 2pm.
Skylighter Fireworx will again put on another spectacular display to end the night entertainment program. The Fireworks Spectacular will commence at 8pm on Saturday Night!
Can we enter any of the exhibitions?
Yes! The general public are free to enter any of the exhibitions. There are plenty to choose from, including animal exhibitions, arts and craft stands and plenty more. For more information on prices, how to apply and when to apply by, check out the official Mt Gravatt Show website.
As one of the biggest shows on the south side, the Mt Gravatt Show is one that is not to be missed.
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