Pine Rivers Show 2021 for Family Friendly Fun this Year

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One of the biggest exhibitions on the Northside, the Pine Rivers Show is a grand extravaganza that the whole family can enjoy. The show features a host of activities, rides, displays, concerts and competitions that everyone is sure to love.

When is it on?

Running from Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August 2021, the Pine Rivers Show is an action-packed festival that takes more than one day to be fully appreciated. The 2021 Pine Rivers Show opening times are as follows:

  • Friday 30 July |2pm-9pm
  • Saturday 31st July | 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 1st August | 9am-4pm

How much does it cost?

The prices for the Pine Rivers Show vary, but there are affordable options for families. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for high school students and pensioners. For those with primary age children or younger, you’ll be happy to know that entry for them is free.

What is there to do at the show?

Like the EKKA, the Pine Rivers show offers up a weekend’s worth of fun and excitement.

Rides and Games

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Like any good exhibition, the Pine Rivers Show has heaps of fun carnival rides and games. Some of the carnival rides include a ferris wheel, spinning tea cups, a base zero climbing wall and the exhilarating claw ride for eager daredevils. Along with an assortment of fun rides, the Pine Rivers show will have its own sideshow alley, featuring a multitude of carnival games, including the famous laughing clowns, everyone can have a go and hopefully win a prize!

Plus, The Pine Rivers Show have set aside a dedicated area, especially for smaller children. So you wont have to worry about your little ones getting trampled or scared in the louder, bigger Side Show Alley area.

While you’re at the show, catch the popular Club Pine Rivers Train around the Family Entertainment Area.


The Pine Rivers Show offers people of all ages the chance to get up close and personal with animals great and small. Geckoes Wildlife will provide a wide range of Australian reptiles for families to see and feel, including goannas and snakes. 

There will be lots of amazing animals for the kids to interact with at the mobile petting farm. See the Huacaya and Suri Alpacas, cheeky miniature goats, Dorper and Damara sheep as well as lots of fluffy hens, cute guinea pigs and clever Indian Runner ducks that just love cuddles! There will also be baby animals for the kids to bottle feed. Access to the mobile farm is FREE (it’s included in your entrance fee to the show) and the animal feed is also FREE.


There is a huge variety of shows on offer at the aptly named Pine Rivers Show.

Like others shows, it will feature some of the more traditional exhibition shows. This includes an all breeds dog show on Saturday, woodchop, and a Saturday night rodeo too. There will also be some delightful performances including planned shows and roving entertainers. One of the shows features pirates performing stunts and tricks with multiple shows daily.

Of course, no exhibition is complete without a spectacular fireworks display. Held on Friday and Saturday night, colourful fireworks will light up the night to the awe and wonder of the show crowds. Be sure to stay until night so you don’t miss it!


Like the EKKA, the Pine Rivers Show has plenty of exhibitions for the general public to peruse. Along with the common exhibitions, such as livestock and fruits and vegetables, there is also photography, needlework and a variety of food and arts and crafts. It’s always a blast checking out some of the amazing work that has been created by members of the local community, so be sure to give it a peek.

For the kids, there are exhibitions which have been created by other children. These include painted eggs, funny looking chickens and works of art and photography. In 2021, there will also be a Lego Competition.

Interested in being part of these competitions? Read below to find out how you or your kids can participate.

Can we enter any of the exhibitions?

The Pine Rivers Show offers the chance for the public to enter in a huge variety of competitions with the chance of winning prizes. From flower arranging to fruit and vegetable displays to arts and crafts showcases and photography. Each competition has a different cut off time and a different price for entry, so for more information check out the main website.

The Pine Rivers Show also offers children the chance to participate in these exhibitions. The schedule for the children’s exhibitions includes arts and crafts, cooking, funny shaped vegetables, floral plates, photography and best decorated egg. Like their adult counterparts, entry conditions vary for each competition so be sure to check the main website for more details.

How do I get to the Pine Rivers Show?

pine rivers show

The Pine Rivers Show is located at the Pine Rivers Showgrounds at Lawnton, in the Moreton Bay Region. There are plenty of ways to get there. For drivers, the showgrounds is only 20 minutes away from the Brisbane CBD. There is plenty of street parking surrounding the showgrounds. The showgrounds are also within walking distance of Lawnton Train Station. It’s the perfect option for families who don’t want the hassle of a long drive. There are also a couple of bus stops near the showgrounds which include the 674, 680 and 669.

The Pine Rivers Show is one of the most spectacular shows on the south side of Brisbane. Be sure not to miss it this year!

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

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