2018 Gold Coast Show FREE at the Broadwater Parklands

The 2018 Gold Coast Show ‘s new home is the Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park from August 31 to September 2 2018 and is FREE to attend. Catch all of your favorites; equestrian, side-show alley, woodchopping, baby animal farms, arts and crafts, camel rides on the beach, live music, the Showbag Pavilion and the incredible LUMINOCITY Festival.


Take part in the 2018 Gold Coast Show

Agriculture, Arts & Crafts, Vending and Entertainment.

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The Gold Coast Show has a long and proud history dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century.

In its early days the Show known originally as The Southport Show was held at Recreation Reserve or what is now known as Woodroffe Park in Southport.

It featured exhibits such as fruits, vegetables and flowers, commodities produced in the area to support the many Brisbane based tourists who regularly travelled to the small seaside village.

The Show continued at this location growing in scope to include live stock exhibits and equestrian event until it outgrew the venue and moved to Owen Park in 1919.

It was to remain at Owen Park for the next 60 years while undergoing several name changes

In 1930 the Show became known as The Southport A & H Show and in 1952 it became the South Coast Show before becoming The Gold Coast Show in 1959.

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The Gold Coast Show is the heart of the Community and enables a sense of belonging for all residents.

The annual three day Gold Coast Show is a community driven celebration of the agricultural history and diverse modern culture of Queensland’s second largest city. The event attracts over 65,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy the mix of city and country competitions, demonstrations and displays, free live entertainment, carnival atmosphere, rides and our famous fireworks.

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NEW IN 2018

  • Free Event
  • All New Broadwater Parklands Location
  • Luminocity Festival