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Redcliffe Show is Three Days of Fun for the Whole Family!

Every year, the little seaside town of Redcliffe holds the Redcliffe Show. This massive exhibition show is a delightful festival that celebrates creative minds and country spirit with an awesome coastal twist.

When is the Redcliffe Show on?

This year, the Redcliffe Show takes place from 30 June to 2 July 2023. Since it is planned over a weekend, it’s perfect for families who have a day or two off and are looking for something fun to do. The gates open at 8:30am on all three days and the show goes until late on Friday and Saturday (9pm), so you can have a great time all through the night. The Redcliffe Show will close on the Sunday at 4pm.

What is there to do at the Show?

Sideshow stall at Redcliffe Show

The Redcliffe Show has plenty of amazing spectacles on offer for families with kids of all ages.

Rides and games

There will be a huge variety of fun and exhilarating rides to go on at the Redcliffe Show. Like all good exhibitions, it will also feature an assortment of delicious show bags and carnival food to sink your teeth into.


Animal fans rejoice! The Redcliffe Show offers plenty of opportunities to hang out and play with all creatures great and small. For those who love small furry barn animals, there will be an animal nursery. Best of all, it’s free for everyone!  

Other animal events include show jumping, pig racing, dog show, and cattle and poultry judging.


Redcliffe Show fireworks

There are some awesome shows to check out at the Redcliffe Show. Friday night and Saturday night will feature amazing fireworks from 8:30pm each night. There is also a fantastic ring program that occurs for the entire weekend. This ring program will feature a huge range of cars, BMX stunt riders and motocross riders. With all of this fast and furious action, it’s an experience that is not to be missed.

One of the Redcliffe Show’s most famous competitions is its world championship wood chopping show. The wood chopping show brings burly woodchoppers from all over Queensland to compete to see who can hack down a huge log the fastest. It’s a thrilling competition for all who watch it.

During the day, kids will love all of the fun and exciting shows on offer just for them. The pig racing, reptile kingdom, arts and crafts and roving entertainers are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! 


The Redcliffe Show features a wide range of exhibitions. These include cattle, arts and crafts, woodcrafts, horticulture, a dog show and honey displays. Be sure to check out the section dedicated to school work from talented local students. With so much talent on display, it’s worth a good look.

How expensive is it?

Families will be happy to know that tickets for the Redcliffe Show are a lot cheaper than one might expect for an exhibition.

  • Adults tickets are $14 and tickets for pensioners and children aged 5 to 14 are only $7 dollars. Kids under 5 are FREE.
  • A weekend family pass (2 adults + 2 children) is also available for $50.
  • Friday is a ‘half price day’ with children 14 years and under being able to enter for FREE with an accompanying adult. Get your tickets online or at the event.

How do I get to the Redcliffe Show?

The Redcliffe Show always takes place at the Redcliffe Showgrounds. Gate 1 is on Scarborough Road and Gate 2 is on Lamington Drive. The Redcliffe Showgrounds is easy to find and there is plenty of parking space around it. From Brisbane, it’s as simple as getting onto Sandgate Road and taking it all the way to the Hornibrook Bridge. Follow the road around and you’ll get onto Scarborough Road. Park for $5 at Redcliffe High School Oval.

It is also close to several bus stops which leave from the end of Scarborough all the way to Sandgate train station. 

What else is on for families in Brisbane?

Head to the Families Magazine events calendar to find a heap of family fun options. 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.

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