Rockhampton Agricultural Show countdown is on!

Published on 07 June 2023

Rockhampton Show Volunteer

Start getting excited for some adrenaline pumping fun, because the Rockhampton Agricultural Show is only one week away!

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams couldn't contain his excitement as he announced the release of the full 2023 Show Program. Don't miss your chance to secure your tickets online now and beat the queue.

“Attendees can start planning their days at the Rocky Show by downloading the Rockhampton Events app to create a personalised timetable or by downloading the program at,” Mayor Williams said.

Rockhampton Show Committee Member Councillor Ellen Smith said the horse show jumping and competitions will again be a major drawcard in Centre Ring with late entries for horses being accepted on the day.

“Along with our entertainment line-up make sure you don’t miss viewing the outstanding competition entries in the pavilions and our 150th Anniversary Memory Lane display,” Councillor Smith said.

Stanwell Power Station, General Manager, Central Generation Angie Zahr, is proud to join forces with Rockhampton Regional Council to celebrate the monumental 150th Show Anniversary as sponsor of the Memory Lane display and Volunteer Program.

"I have many fond memories of attending the Rockhampton Agricultural Show with my family over the years and I’m looking forward to attending this year representing Stanwell as event sponsor. We can’t wait to explore the Memory Lane and Heritage Village displays celebrating the Show and our region’s history.”

Acting Executive Manager Advance Rockhampton Mr Zac Garven said this year's Rockhampton Agricultural Show promises to be bigger, better, and more exhilarating than ever before while still showcasing our history and traditional show attractions.

“For our young visitors – and those who are young at heart – we have a whole pavilion dedicated to your favourite farm animals thanks to Mr Real Estate. This will again be one of the biggest drawcards with daily duck races,” Mr Garven said. 

“Thrills await in Centre Ring as Farmer Dave and the Muttley Crew with their canine superstars take to the stage, all thanks to the incredible support of Harcourts Low & Co.

 “There’s so much happening at the Show this year – from koala encounters, kids cooking classes, circus workshops and a great Centre Ring line-up – and all of this is on top of everyone’s favourite rides, sideshows, showbags, and competitions.

“With $10 adult entry, $5 for kids and concession holders plus a $25 family pass this year’s Rocky Show promises to be an incredible, action-packed extravaganza for the whole family!”

Keep an eye on the Rockhampton Show Facebook for more event announcements, and head over to to buy your tickets now and skip the queue at the gate.

Rockhampton Agricultural Show is on Wednesday 14 June – Friday 16 June with the People’s Day Public Holiday on Thursday 15 June. The Show gates are open 9am – 10.30pm daily. 

Want to make sure you see everything at the Rockhampton Agricultural Show? Download the free mobile app Rockhampton Events to check out the full program, add events to your personalised program, and plan your days at the Show! To download the free app go to

Here’s just some of the entertainment line-up to look forward to!

Humphrey B Bear proudly sponsored by Silly Solly’s & Gormans Removals - Humphrey and his friends will have you toe-tapping, finger clicking and grinning as he dances, prances and explores his way through the ages in a show packed full of interactive song and dance.

Dinkum Dinosaurs - Get ready for an extraordinary entertainment experience that will take you back to the Cretaceous period! We've got something truly special in store for the little ones: a moving, roaring dinosaur baby zoo that's open all day! You won’t want to miss the Dillo the Dinosaurs Dance Time or the world-class comedy ventriloquist show!

Fireworks proudly sponsored by Doblo’s - On People's Day, bring the whole family along and witness the magic of fireworks lighting up the sky at the family-friendly time of 6.45pm. And for those of you who want to experience the full grandeur of the fireworks, we've got you covered! On Friday of the Show, check out the fireworks finale at 8.30pm.

Trackskill V8 Utes - The old rivalry between Holden and Ford lives on and here we battle it out with the best of 3 races and a relay race with maybe some lucky fans from the crowd actually participating in the races. There will be lots of V8 noise and sideways action.

Dave Graham & the Muttley Crew proudly sponsored by Harcourts Low & Co.  - Farmer Dave is bringing together amazing canine performers and competitors from across Australia and the world to perform mind-blowing stunts in Centre Ring for two shows each day; Fungility and the K9 Super Wall! His K9 Ninja Dogs will also go paw-to-paw in the greatest obstacle course ever created for dogs, in the Dog Show Arena on Wednesday and don’t miss Temptation Alley on Friday; it's simple... can the dogs do a simple recall down a 10m straight track scattered with various temptations?

D’Aguilar Wildlife Experiences - In this immersive, interpretive space you can get up close with Australian native animals including Koalas, Crocodiles, Southern Cassowary, and Native Birds, Mammals and Reptiles. This is a unique chance to chat with experienced handlers and learn about the big picture, what we can all do to help conserve wildlife and live harmoniously with them and most of all, be able to spend time with enigmatic Australian animals.

The Mr Real Estate Farmyard - is the place to see a range of real-life nursery rhyme characters. From Little Bo-Peep the white wool sheep to Billy Goats Gruff and the three little pigs. Don’t miss the duck races at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm for a quack-tastic show of speed from our feathered friends.

Bright Sparks Trivia proudly sponsored by Shine Lawyers - Get ready to jump on the trivia bandwagon with the Memphis Moovers! Join us for a family-friendly trivia show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. With brain-teasing questions suitable for all ages, this event promises to be a blast for everyone in the family. Join us 11am and 6pm each day in the Exhibition Pavilion with the chance to win great prizes.

The Jitterbugs proudly sponsored by Sensational Parties- The Jitterbugs children's show is an interactive journey for children through the garden learning to compost, mulch, grow plants, play instruments, and make art whilst creating a green environment and a groovy lifestyle!

Bubble Muffin Cooking Classes - Bubble Muffin Cooking Classes are a sensory explosion of colour, movement, smell, touch and taste. A unique blend of education and entertainment that teaches children, and their families, how to discover, explore, create and experience healthy food choices. Children are able to experience and learn about healthy food while having fun!

Mr Toot Circus Variety Show - Get your giggle on with balloon twisting and bubble blowing! Mr Toot will be performing his very own Circus Variety Show with juggling, illusions, puppets, music and lots of audience involvement. 

The 2023 Rockhampton Agricultural Show is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Regional Council and the Queensland Government.

Thank you to our event sponsors Mr Real Estate, Doblo’s, Harcourts Low & Co., Stanwell Power Station, Highgrove Bathrooms, Silly Solly’s, Gormans Removals. City Printing Works, Sensational Parties, Shine Lawyers, CQ Today, 990 4RO & KIX Country, Triple M / LiSTNR, WIN, 7 News.

IMAGE CAPTION – Councillor Grant Mathers, Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams, Rockhampton Show Committee Chair Zac Garven, Rockhampton Show Committee Member Councillor Ellen Smith and representatives from Stanwell Power Station Senior Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Jessica Powell (RHS), Paige Thwaite (LHS) and Brandon Ross (Middle).