Ipswich Show benefits whole community

29 April 2022

The first giant pumpkin was judged in 1873 making the Ipswich Show one of the longest running community shows in Queensland with Ipswich City Council a proud long-time supporter.

Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson Cr Jonic said it is one of the most significant calendar events for the region and provides both social and economic value to the community.

“The Ipswich City Council is very proud to support the Ipswich Show again this year with council providing $45,000 in sponsorship,” Cr Jonic said.

“The Ipswich Show is a very important and much-loved community event that the whole region looks forward to each year.

“The annual three-day show attracts about 30,000 people and has an estimated economic benefit to the Ipswich region of more than $1 million.

“The Ipswich Show is a significant economic driver to our region. It draws visitors to our region, not only to go to the Show but they also experience other attractions and experiences our region has to offer, visitors spend with our many local tourism and hospitality businesses.

“After the pandemic disruptions and the weather events our region has experienced, this year’s Ipswich Show is even more important this year for community to come together and have some fun.”

This year the Ipswich Show is celebrating its 149 years of shows and will run from Friday 13 May 2022 to Sunday 15 May with the show public holiday falling again on Black Friday.

With the pandemic restrictions now eased, the Ipswich Show Society will be bringing back a full program of show favourites with exciting events while showcasing animals, arts, crafts, food, showbags, pig racing, night fireworks, sheep dog demonstrations, sideshow rides and more.

For more information about the Ipswich Show’s program, events and to purchase tickets visit Ipswich Show