About Us

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

As a Not-For-Profit it showcases the variety within the Gold Coast Community by delivering an annual Agricultural Show through Community engagement

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.

The Show is generally held around the last week of August/first week of September over a Friday Saturday and Sunday. The Friday is a gazetted public holiday throughout the City and is known as ‘Peoples Day’.

The Gold Coast Show has had several “homes” since it began in 1906 and has been based at its current location at the Gold Coast Turf Club since 2014.

The Show is organised by a volunteer Committee of Management elected from community patrons who support the Show via an annual membership subscription with the added expertise of a contracted Show Manager.
Membership is open to ALL Gold Coast residents both young and old along with show supporters from outside the City boundaries.

 

112 Years of History

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.

 

Like to learn more about The Gold Coast Show?  Email our team: admin@goldcoastshow.com.au