Good news Gold Coasters! The Gold Coast Show is not cancelled this year, but rather it will be moved to a new Christmas date!
After fears the original August date would have to be called off, organisers have come through with a ‘Show Must Go On’ attitude.
The 114th Annual Gold Coast Show will be postponed from 28-30 August to 11-13 December.
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The new dates are of course dependent on the state and federal restrictions regarding mass gatherings.
Organisers say the Broadwater Parklands has been the home of the Gold Coast Show for the last two years, and the preference would be to hold the FREE event at this location, however if it is not possible, the Show Society would look to return the event to the Gold Coast Turf Club.
Show Society President Josephine Tobias says the Show supports the entire community, including the many stakeholders, small businesses, entertainers, performers, creatives and event industry in the local area.
“We are not clear what the event will look like at this stage, however we will be talking to all stakeholders to see what is possible along with abiding by the restrictions in place.”
“Choosing a Christmas date to work toward will connect the community and we wish to work with to deliver an event that is entrenched in the fabric of the city,” Ms Tobias said.
If the move is able to go ahead, the organisers will also apply to have the Show Day Public Holiday moved to December, in line with the new dates.
Show CEO Lavinia Rampino told myGC the Show holiday definitely won’t be cancelled.
“The public holiday was never gong to leave us, but it was dependent on whether a show could proceed or whether it was going to be postponed.
“So it’ll be on December 11,” Ms Rampino said.
The decision has already gained support from the Showman’s Guild and other major stakeholders.
Planning is still ongoing.