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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?

A man holding a reptile at Mt Gravatt Show

This year, the Mt Gravatt Show will take place on Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July 2023 over a massive fun-filled weekend. For both days, the gates will open at 9am. Saturday finishes at 9pm and Sunday at 4pm.

How do I get there?

The Mt Gravatt Show will take place at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. Enter via Broadwater Road. 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 in 2023?

2023 ticket prices are priced as follows: 

Advanced tickets:

  • Adult $20
  • Students/Pensioners – $15
  • Primary school student – $5
  • Children under 5 – Free
    (Plus fees)

Tickets at the gate:

  • Adult $25
  • Students/Pensioners – $20
  • Primary school student – $10
  • Children under 5 years – Free

What is there to do at the Mount Gravatt Show 2023?

A shot of the Mt Gravatt Show showground filled with rides

From entertaining shows to dazzling rides to amazing exhibitions, Mt Gravatt has plenty to offer to its showgoers, from the oldest to the very youngest.

Rides and games at Mr Gravatt Show

The Mt Gravatt show always features a huge variety of rides and games for 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
  • Swinger
  • Cup and Saucer Ride
  • Water Balls

Animals at Mt Gravatt Show

Animal lovers should be sure to visit the Mt. Gravatt show with the show featuring both an animal nursery and a reptile show. The show is also well known for its animal competitions, sheep dog trials and equestrian shows. You can even check out the super cute racing pigs!

Sheep at the Mt Gravatt Show

Shows at Mt Gravatt Show

Families who go the Mt Gravatt Show will love the huge variety of shows and activities on offer including the LEGO display from BrisBricks, and Friesian Horse performance.  Finally, there is a spectacular firework display on Saturday night that is sure to dazzle all who see it. Be sure to stay the whole day in order to see this enchanting spectacle.

Exhibitions at Mt Gravatt Show

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 and Mt Gravatt Show

FMX Kaos International Freestyle Team will perform two shows daily. Two riders – Tom Robertson, who has invented his own tricks and travelled 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! Do not miss it!

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.

Looking for more family fun? Check out list of all the family friendly festivals around Brisbane here.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

1 thought on “Mt Gravatt Show: Family Fun on the Southside of Brisbane”

  1. Our Grandson is performing in a band on the Saturday morning, then he has a basketball match in Runcorn. Can we get a pass-out to enable us to return in the afternoon to visit various exhibitions?

    kind regards


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