Rides, animals, fairy floss, showbags. Who doesn’t love a good show? Each year Mudgeeraba hosts an event to rival the best of them, and has been doing so for almost 90 years. We chatted with Mudgeeraba Show Society President Des Kurz about what makes this June weekend so special.
The Mudgeeraba show has such a long history. What do you think it is about the show that clearly resonates so much with Gold Coasters?
That Mudgeeraba Show is an event that showcases the traditional along with life in the 21st century. It is the largest Agricultural Show in the region and families love to visit and see all that has been a part of their heritage, to enjoy the animals and all the other fun and entertainment that is the ‘Mudgeeraba Show’. This will be the 90th year of the Show.
What are some of the most popular program events at the Mudgeeraba Show?
Visits to the animal exhibits, these include cattle, goats, sheep and the horses, these are certainly traditional along with our wonderful arts and crafts exhibits. And of course the Wood chop programme this is an iconic Show event that people really enjoy.
What is attendance generally like over the weekend?
We expect greater than 40,000 persons to enjoy a fantastic weekend of family fun and entertainment.
What do you think will really wow attendees this year? Are there any firsts happening or is it all the tried and true stuff?
Well there is both, certainly the ‘tried and true’ as this is what people have come to expect and enjoy, however we have a number of events that are new, if you like to place a bet, come and take part in the ‘Yabbie racing’, this promises to be loads of fun. We will have for the first time Farrier competitions. While this is a traditional craft, young men today are trained and compete keenly to win! Our entertainment programme has many ‘firsts’ Casey Barnes will be here along with a number of other young stars, we will have ‘Barobi’ the Games Mascot too, this will be his first Show ever!
What can kiddies look forward to?
Kiddies can enjoy all the fun of the fair including the many rides, a great variety of food including organic options, a Monster truck to sit on, the animal nursery always popular with children and of course the ever popular ‘Showbags’.
The Mudgeeraba Show is held on 24 and 25 June at The Mudgeeraba Showgrounds. Visit mudgeerabashow.org.au for more information.