Brookfield Show

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The Brookfield Show is an annual agricultural show held at the Brookfield Showground, Brookfield in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in May. It is held for three days over the third weekend in May.

History[edit]

In 1897 the Brookfield Pullen Vale and Moggill Farmers’ Association was formed at a public meeting held at the Brookfield Hall. In 1905, the association formed a "Show Society" to promote the district and its produce.[1] The first show (a one-day event) was held in 1906, and moved to a two-day format in 1910.[2] The society held its last show in 1926.[1]

In 1953, a public meeting decided to resume the shows with events held in 1954, 1955 and 1956. In 1956, a new Brookfield Show Society was created and has run the annual show ever since. In 1980, the Show expanded to a 3 day format (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). In 2006 the show attracted a record crowd of almost 22,000 visitors, with numbers averaging around 20,000.[1]

Entertainment[edit]

The show includes sideshow and pony and camel rides, food stalls, live music and arena entertainment, including a rodeo and fireworks.

Competitions[edit]

There are competitions in:

  • cookery
  • needlework
  • woodwork
  • stud cattle
  • horticulture
  • art
  • photography
  • poultry
  • waterfowl
  • horses and
  • guinea pigs.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About Us". Brookfield Show. Brookfield Show Society. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Jeffery, Marlena (19 May 2007). "Opening of the Brookfield Show". Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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Coordinates: 27°29′36″S 152°54′43″E / 27.493321°S 152.911985°E / -27.493321; 152.911985