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 2023, the Toowoomba Show will be held over three days from 30 March – 1 April at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.
- Thursday 30 March 2023
- Friday 31 March 2023
- Saturday 1st April 2023
What’s on for families at the Toowoomba Show 2023?
There is so much to see and do at the Toowoomba Show. Here are just a few of the highlights…
Bluey and Bingo Live 2023
The very popular Bluey and Bingo will at the Toowoomba Show to entertain crowds both young and old. These adventurous and energetic sisters will be sure to entertain your little ones with their action-packed adventures.
- Thursday, March 30th – 3.15pm, 5.15pm & 6.20pm
- Friday, March 31st – 3.15pm, 5.15pm & 6.20pm
- Saturday, April 1st – 11am, 4.15pm & 6.20pm
Meet and greet opportunities are also available after the shows. With only limited spots available, make sure you register for the Meet ‘n’ Greet.
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.
Eroni’s Circus will perform on:
- Thursday, March 30th – 3pm
- Friday, March 31st – 10am, 12.30pm, & 3pm
- Saturday, April 1st – 10am, 12,30am, & 3pm
Jetpack & Jetski Superheroes
Jetpack Superheroes have come to surprise all with their awesome daredevil antics! They are a highly skilled stunt team who operates a water powered jetpack, jetboard and stunt jetski riders/water skiers and Jetsurf (motor surfboard).
Shows will be on:
- Thursday, March 30th – 6.50pm
- Friday, March 31st – 6.50pm
- Saturday, April 1st – 6.50pm
Don’t miss out on the firework shows we have organised over the course of the Toowoomba Show. Make sure you bring your kids along to at least one for a timeless, magical experience!
- Thursday, March 30th – 6.40pm, & 8.15pm
- Friday, March 31st – 6.40pm, & 8.15pm
- Saturday, April 1st – 6.40pm, & 8pm
Plus lots more! Check out everything here.
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 this year!
- Show bags
- Sideshow Alley
- Amusement Rides
- Motorcycle show
- Jetpack & Jetski Freestyle Team
- Trains on Show
- Harness Racing
- Mayhem Dance Academy
- Lollypop the Clown
- Helly Hoops
- Swarming Drons
- Brick Events – LEGO Building
- Animal Nursery
- Farm Animal Workshop and Bottle Feeding
- Pig Racing
- Working Dairy
- Dock Dogs
- Viv’s Roving Animals
- Farmyard Friends
- Sheep Dog Trials
How long does the show run for and when is the best day for families?
The Toowoomba Show runs for three days from Thursday through to Saturday. The Friday is a public holiday for all those in the region 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?
A family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children will cost you $45 – $55 depending on the day (or buy a multi-day family pass for $80). This does not include rides or showbags. Find out more ticketing information here.
If you are looking for even more things to do in Toowoomba for families, read our article !