About Boonah Show 2023
The Boonah Show is a good, old fashioned country Show, with loads of free entertainment for young and old! You really need to spend a whole day at the Show to see and enjoy everything!!. Check out the Show Schedules on our Webpage for full information on all the Sections of the show.
The theme for the 2023 Boonah Show is “Our Show – Our Future”. We will be highlighting all the things special about our Show, it’s origins & history, and celebrating our strong family connections, and recognising our Youth as our Future.
Boonah is hosting the National Championship Chain Saw Races, starting on Thursday 1st June, with the finals on Saturday 3rd June. On Friday afternoon there will be State of Origin Championship Team Event in the main arena. Competitors are travelling from all over Queensland and New South Wales to compete in this event.
The Show starts on Friday, with the judging of the Prime Cattle and Dogs. All the Pavilions are open and all Sections have been judged and on display. You can check out the Cookery, Apiculture, Fine Arts, Photography, Textiles, School Exhibits, Craft, Lego, Fruit & Vegetables, Agriculture & Horticulture. Friday afternoon sees the commencement of Judging for the Stud Cattle with the Battle of the Sexes and the heats for the Young Auctioneers Competition. These finals will be held at the Cattleman’s Dinner later in the evening.
“Destination Boonah, Taste - Play -Stay” will be a new feature in the licenced Muller & McDougall Buildings, where you can sample local food, coffee & wine, and check out our local accommodation & tourist attractions. There will be a stage in the McDougall building, providing entertainment, featuring our own local Laura Frank, as well as local Dance & Gymnastic groups, Fashion Parades, Bush Poetry and much more.
Saturday sees the judging of Horses, Stud Cattle, Goats & Poultry. Main feature for Saturday is the Official opening at 12.30, followed by and Interactive Grand Parade, featuring all sections of our Show, and our District Youth. This will be followed by a “Cavalcade of Transport” at 4pm, featuring all the vintage tractors, cars, trucks & machinery, through to the large modern modes of transport of today.
Be entertained with all the special free shows from our very own Latonya Wigginton Sparkle Society Circus Show and Workshops, Eljay Freestyle Bike Show, Lukes Reptile Kingdom and Noah’s Farm Pig Races.
Get your thrills on the rides and sideshow alley attractions, tuck into some hearty show food and enjoy entertainment for the whole family, including the Animal Nursery, children’s interactive area, Ute muster, woodchopping, machinery displays and trade stalls.
Special highlight at the Boonah Show is always the Saturday night show, featuring fireworks, Aussie FMX Freestyle Bike Show, Young Farmers Challenge and Demolition Derby
Competitors are encouraged to use Showday on Line to place their entries, however, they will still be accepted over the counter at the Office, via our Webpage or by email. They must be received before the closing dates.
• Restricted parking only on Showgrounds.
• Free Disabled Parking and VIP Parking on Showgrounds – Melbourne Street Gate (Guests, Sponsors, Members etc.)
• Free Parking on Soccer Grounds – entry via Elizabeth Terrace, behind Squash Courts.
Direct Gate access to Showgrounds.
* Paid parking on Boonah High School Oval, Macquarie Street.
*All Caged Bird, Poultry & Pigeon Exhibitors must obtain an Exhibitors’ Car Pass from the Show Office to park their car on the Grounds. It will be forwarded on receipt of Entry Forms.
• Horse Exhibitors’ Parking on Show grounds, Macquarie Street Entrance. Gates 1 & 2.
• Live stock Exhibitors must park in their designated areas
*Plus Booking Fee