Fun at the Toowoomba Show

high perspective of the toowoomba show at night
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The Royal Toowoomba Show is a fantastic event held annually at the Royal Toowoomba Showgrounds. The first Toowoomba Show was in 1860! Back then, the show was mostly an agricultural event with the focus being on livestock judging, equestrian events, wood chopping and more. All these things still take place at the show but it now fosters more of a carnival feel, making it the perfect place to take the kids for entertainment

When is the next Toowoomba Royal Show?

In 2021, the Toowoomba Show will be held over three days from 16-18 April at the Toowoomba showgrounds.

  • Friday 16 April 2021 | 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday 17 April 2021 | 9am – 9pm
  • Sunday 18 April 2021 |  9am – 4pm

What’s on for families at the Toowoomba Show 2021?

Costa, Dirtgirl & Scrapboy

Dirtgirl and Scrapboy from ABC Kids TV will at the Toowoomba Show to entertain crowds both young and old. Dirtgirl grows awesome tomatoes, knows cloud names and drives a big tractor. Don’t miss Dirtgirl and Scrapboy each day of the show in the Ergon Energy Taste of Qld Kitchen and the Pohlman’s Vegie Patch.

Eroni’s Circus

Beautiful, glamorous costumes, lively original music, immaculately presented animals, traditional circus clowns, the smell of sawdust in the air and the anticipation of what exciting act will come out next through the red velvet curtains. For the first time ever at the Toowoomba Royal Show, Eroni’s Circus will perform on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 10am, 12.30 pm & 3pm. 

Dinkum Dinosaurs

Join a 4 metre long disco dinosaur, two cheeky and lovable dinosaur puppets and Ranger Jim. Dinkum Dinosaurs will be performing on Friday and Saturday at 11.00pm, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4pm and on Sunday at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2.45pm. 

Monster Trucks!

Outback Thunder returns to the Toowoomba Royal Show Main Arena at 7.15pm and again at 7.45pm for a monster truck showdown on both Friday and Saturday nights. 

Laser Light Show

This amazing laser light show will be part of the nightly entertainment program at the Show on Friday and Saturday at approximately 8pm. Fantasy in the Sky incorporates 2 water screen lasers, fireworks and an exciting soundtrack.

What else is on for kids at the Toowoomba Show?

The Toowoomba Show varies from year to year, but generally there are a slew of activities and rides available for a variety of ages as well as plenty of food and visual entertainment. Here are some things you might see at the show in 2021!

  • Show bags
  • Sideshow Alley
  • Amusement Rides
  • Motorcycle show
  • Jetpack & Jetski Freestyle Team
  • Trains on Show
  • Camel Rides
  • Hot Rod Show & Shine
  • Chainsaw Racing
  • Lollypop the Clown
  • Fashion Parades
  • Spirits of the Red Sand
  • Ute Show

Animal Experiences

  • Animal Nursery
  • Sheep Shearing Show
  • Pig Racing
  • Working Dairy
  • Dock Dogs
  • Lukes Reptile Kingdom
  • Viv’s Roving Animals
  • Farmyard Friends
  • Horse Trotting
  • Superwall Dog Highjump


How long does the show run for and when is the best day for families?

toowoomba show

The Toowoomba Show runs for three days from Thursday through to Saturday. The Thursday is a public holiday for all those in the north of the state and is known as Show Day. The Saturday of the show is generally known as a family day and involves a great range of discounts and savings on things like showbags and rides.

How much does the Royal Toowoomba Show cost?

Pre-sale tickets are cheaper than buying on the day. A family ticket of 2 and adults and 2 children will cost you in a range of $45. This does not include rides or showbags. You can buy prepaid tickets at various locations around Toowoomba or there are a limited number of pre-sale tickets available online. Find out more ticketing information here. 

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