2017 Entertainment



AgSperts Trail                    

Starting in the Robert Schwarten Pavilion, kids can complete the AgSperts Trail around the agricultural areas of the show. Learn about the agriculture CQ has on offer. Complete the activity book by visiting each check point to go in the draw to win a prize.

Racing Pigs

Which racin’ bacon will win?

Watch the new breed of trotter’s zoom around their race track behind Exhibition Hall. 





Virtual Reality Farming

Get immersed in agriculture, without even getting your boots dirty! Put on the Virtual Reality goggles to see a 360 degree view of farming life – milk cows, shear sheep and muster cattle!

Speed Bikes


Get ready for some adrenaline pumping motorbike action on Friday night. Racing starts from 6.00pm




Be sure to drop in to Robert Schwarten Pavilion to check out this state-of-the-art classroom on wheels filled with interactive animal welfare education.

Raw Metal

For the first time in CQ, this all-male dance troupe will captivate audiences with their pulsating dance routines which combine traditional tap dance with street rhythms and acrobatics. You can catch their performances daily in the Robert Schwarten Pavilion and Thursday night in the Centre Ring.    



V8 Simulator

Do you have the fastest hot lap? Race your friends in the realistic V8 Simulator in Exhibition Hall for your chance to ride with the V8 Trackskill boys each day.

Luke’s Reptile Kingdom

Learn about your favourite scalely friends at Luke’s Reptile Kingdom. Luke’s show will educate you on some of our most unique and treasured wildlife. Shows run every day behind Exhibition Pavilion.



BJ Horsemanship

Breanna Cook is taking the trick-riding world by storm! Showcasing her trick riding through the day, with a spectacular show under lights on Wednesday and Thursday evening in Centre Ring and Liberty Horse shows in the Woodchop Arena on Wednesday and Friday.


Agricultural Hall

Agricultural Hall is our Agricultural Education Hub, with lots of free things to see and do for the whole family. See the cow and goat milking displays, miniature horses, alpacas, and pasture plants. The AgForce Kids Classroom will have activities for kids of all ages, and is the finished point for the AgSperts Trail. Check out the Vintage Dairy display too!






V8 Trackskill

See the V8 Utes tear up the main arena with the Holden VS Ford State of Origin Race, Farm Skills Challange and Hot Laps. They will make regular appearances in the Centre Ring, just list for those engines!


Bob Pacey Bush Poet

Local bush poet Bob Pacey will be sharing poems and yarns throughout the show. Pull up a stump and grab a cuppa at the Rotunda to be whisked away into Bob’s world




Meet and Greet

Ever wanted to talk to a real V8 ute driver? Meet the trick horses? Rub shoulders with an international dancer? Thursday night after the fireworks is your chance to meet and greet all the stars of the Rockhampton Show in Centre Ring.


Xplosive Art - Fireworks

Xplosive Art will once again put together a huge fireworls show at 8.00pm on Thursday night. Be sure to get your seats early.




Bubble Muffin - Kids Cooking Shows

The Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club creates a fun environment where children can produce their own scrumptious and healthy meals. Join the Bubble Muffin crew at on of their regular shows in Robert Schwarten Pavilion to get the whole family involved in the healthy cooking lifestyle!


Animal Farm

Back and bigger than ever! Get up close and personal with animals of all shapes and sizes in the animal farm located behind Exhibition Hall.




Best Dressed Competition

Are you wearing your show day best?

Why not enter the Best Dressed Competition Thursday at 10.30am at the Rotunda for your chance to win a $50 Voucher to Ashmore Palms Holiday Village at the Gold Coast.


The Drafting Yard Bar & Grill

Sit back, relax and have something to eat and drink at the licensed restaurant, The Drafting Yard Bar & Grill located in the Robert Schwarten Pavilion. Enjoy family friendly entertainment all day on the Robert Schwarten Stage.




Memphis Movers

Walk and talk, or should we say, walk and sing with the Memphis Movers as they make their way around the show, playing all of your favourite hits.

Official Opening and Grand Parade

The Official Opening will be held Thursday at 12.30pm in Centre Ring. Watch the announcement of the 2017 Miss Showgirl and Rural Ambassador winners, followed by the traditional Grand Parade.




The Kangagang Show

Get ‘Outback in the Aussie Bush’ with The Kangagang Show. With their brand new show, they will captivate the imaginations of yound ang old. Catch their performances on the Rotunda, and their workshops in Robert Schwarten Pavilion. Bursting with original songs and dance moves, this uniquely colourful and 100% interactive show is both extremely entertaining and educational.

Street Science - Seriously FUN Science

Street Science brings the exciting (and sometimes explosive) world of science to kids of all agers in an interactive show. Explore the seriously FUN world of science at one of their regular shows in Robert Schwarten.



Guess The Weight Competition

Try your hand at our new Guess the Weight Challenge in Ag Hall. A mother Alpaca and her baby Cria. How heavy do you think the pair are? Entries are 50cents each and the first drawn closest guess wins a $50 voucher to Ashmore Palms Holiday Village at the Gold Coast.

Young Farmers Challenge

Reputations, bragging rights and a shot at national glory are at stake!

Teams of four complete a series of rural based challenges in a relay format. Rolling up swags and moving hay bales are no longer tedious duties as competitors work quickly to race the other teams to the finish. Catch the action in the Main Arena on Wednesday and Thursday nights.




Fashion Parade

Watch the models from LA Modelling strut their stuff at the Rotunda every day modelling clothes from local retail stores that everyone can afford.

Mr Fireworks - Fireworks

Part of the jam packed action Friday evening we will be going out with a bang. Thanks to our local Mr Fireworks.