The Gold Coast Show is back on for 2021, with organisers confirming the three day event will return to Broadwater Parklands from August 27-29.
CMC Hall of Fame inductee and country music icon James Blundell has been announced as the 2021 Ambassador, with the event also partnering with Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day.
The Gold Coast Show Society President Josephine Tobias said the show will once again be free to attend.
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“Our team are working hard to put together an event that ticks all of the boxes of a safe event,” she said.
While look and feel of the show is still in planning, Ms Tobias said it will certainly include Side Show Alley, Show Bag Pavilion, Stallholders, Entertainment Stages, Arts and Crafts, Woodchopping, Equestrian, Dog Show, Animal Farm and of course, the delicious Dagwood Dog.
“We are also thrilled to thrilled to have James Blundell as the face of our Show for 2021. Having completed his schooling here on the Coast, he epitomizes the country heritage we embody,” she said.
To celebrate Cancer Council Queensland’s Daffodil Day, this year’s show will be decked out with fresh daffodils galore and daffodils will be incorporated in show activities on the day.
“Daffodil Day falls on Friday August 27, so the fit for us, with the flora link of the Daffodil flower and the ever important sun-safe message is a perfect opportunity to partner and drive awareness,” said Ms Tobias.
Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said this year will mark 115 years since the show was first held on the Gold Coast.
“We all love the Gold Coast show and I know many long-time residents have been going there for decades,” she said.
“It’s fantastic news that the show has a home for the next four years and the best news is – it’s still free entry. Free entry leaves more for the kids, and grand kids to enjoy on the rides and amusement stalls. Book in the dates and get down to the broadwater.’’
The 2021 Gold Coast Show is planned for 27 to 29 August 2021. Entries for home crafts and arts and crafts are open now, and the equestrian and dog competitions will open in the coming month.
To find out more, visit: goldcoastshow.com.au