The Gold Coast Show will be running over three exciting days in September 2023, with FREE entry! Experience the best of the GC’s iconic culture including agricultural displays, arts & crafts, live music, showbags and loads of rides. You can even enjoy a camel ride along the beach. Read on to find out more.
What is the Gold Coast Show?
With roots as far back as 1906, this annual extravaganza is steeped in history. It’s a non-for-profit event run by local volunteers and has attracted tourists with its agricultural displays for more than 116 years. These days, over 120,000 people visit each year to explore the various competitions, demonstrations, live entertainment, rides, and famous fireworks. It’s a great day out for the family as kids can not only enjoy the carnival atmosphere, but also get a taste of country life with equestrian exhibits, woodchopping, animal rides, and close encounters. The GC show has special entertainment each year, and the 2023 line up does not disappoint.
What’s on at the 2023 Gold Coast Show?
This year’s special events include a range of performances, activities, and displays. The classics such as camel & pony rides, animal nursery, alpacas, and the iconic roving entertainment will be running.
Live music and local acts will be performing over the three days at the Triple M Loud and Live stage.
The Arts and Home Crafts exhibition will be running at The Channel 9 Arts and Crafts Marquee, as well as multiple demonstrations.
Headliner James Blundell will be performing at the official opening ceremony on Friday at 11am and making a guest appearance at the Woodchop Bar on Friday at 2pm.
Humphrey Bear will be roaming to meet all the little visitors. You can taste some honey with Humphrey at the Farmland on Friday at 10am. He is also performing in the Humphrey Bear Show on Sunday at 11am.
And finally, catch the famous fireworks on Friday and Saturday evenings.
When is the Gold Coast Show?
The Gold Coast show will run from Friday the 1st September 2023 to Sunday the 3rd September 2023. Check out the event map and online program here.