The Ipswich Show has an amazing array of animals from the cute and cuddly, to the large (huge) bulls, exotic poultry, and prancing horses.

PETstock Animal Nursery
Home to cute and cuddly baby animals, the Animal Nursery is a family favourite.
A dedicated large Animal Precinct which will be home to cuddly farm animals including lambs, goats, chickens, ducklings, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, ponies and more. The kids (and the big kids) will love getting up close to feed, pat and snap selfies with a range of farm animals. This popular attraction gives you the chance to interact with farm animals you wouldn’t don’t normally see.
Daily in The Farmyard located in The Boulevard Precinct
Throughout day 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wildlife Display
Get up close and personal, and interact, with wildlife! View Koalas lounging in their forks, birds flying around, and resting in the enclosure, Koala, Birds of Prey Such as Barn, Barking and Boobook Owls, as well as non-venomous snakes, lizards.  Plus, daily shows to teach you all about the importance of our Aussie Friends.
Daily in The Field located in The Boulevard Precinct
Show times: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Racing Piggies

Fun-filled enjoyment for all ages. From the bugle race call, through the obstacles, up the straight, to the last snout in the finishing trough, you will be cheering as cute piggies speed around the course to victory! 
Daily in On the Green located in The Laneway Precinct
Friday 9:30 am, 10:15 am, 12:30 pm & 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm  & 5:00 pm
Sunday  9:30 am,  12:00 noon, 1:30 pm,  & 2:45 pm

Sheep Shearing
presented by Ipswich Tribune

Sheep Shearing is one of the most iconic activities in Australian agricultural history and local Sheep Shear Shane Cartwright will be showing off his skills each day in the Ipswich Show Historical Precinct.
Daily in The Field located in The Boulevard Precinct
9:30 am,  11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Cow Milking

Learn about the dairy industry past, present, and future. See how a cow is milked both by machine and hand and how milk is separated into its components using traditional techniques. Experience life on a dairy farm when you hand a milk a cow and manufacture your own butter and soft curd cheese.
Daily in The Field located in The Boulevard Precinct
10:00 am, 11:30 am,1:30 pm & 3:30 pm

Baby Chicks Nursery
Is there anything cuter than a baby chick?
Watch baby chicks hatch from their shells in a special incubator then cradle them in the palm of your hand.  
Daily in The Farmyard located in The Boulevard Precinct
Throughout day 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cavy Display and Competition
Cute, cuddly and squeaky and there are 36 different breeds. Most people know them as guinea pigs, but to breeders and enthusiasts they are a cavy!  Don’t miss your chance to see the many breeds and ask questions about owning guinea pigs. These chatty little creatures who will be sure to melt your heart! On Saturday and Sunday proud owners will compete in competitions.
Daily in the Exhibition Pavilion – Lower Level in the Eats Avenue Precinct
Throughout day 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Dog Agility
It is FAST, FUN and EXCITING! Watch the cutest dogs in all shapes and sizes take on our agility course.
Daily in On the Green located in The Laneway Precinct
9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily

Poultry and Waterfowl Pavilion
Nothing symbolizes the show more than the noise of the Poultry and Waterfowl Pavilion. Cages line the walls filled with the feather friends including exotic Silkies to the more familiar black Australorps to ducks and pigeons.
Daily in the Poultry and Waterfowl Pavilion in the Eats Avenue Precinct
Opens 9:00 am

Working Dog Demonstrations
Be amazed by the talent, skill and ability of the handler and his dogs as he demonstrates the skill in working in partnership to manoeuvre sheep around the arena. The sheepdog demonstration will show their dogs at work and include an explanation of the training of the dogs and the range of commands used.

Daily 9:30 am,  11:00 am,  12:30 pm,  2:30 pm  & 4:30pm
Friday and Saturday – Sapar Landscaping Supplies Woodchop Arena | Cattleman’s Precinct
Sunday – In the Q Legal The Meadow | Cattleman’s Alley Precinct

Witness exhilarating equestrian action in the Main Arena each day of the show.  Visitors will experience thrilling Equestrian competitions from different levels and disciplines across the equestrian spectrum including Harness events, Show jumping, Hacks, Thoroughbreds, Riding ponies and Working Horses.
Held daily in the Main Arena

Stud Cattle
Stud cattle are always a prominent feature at the Ipswich Show.  Magnificent, large frame Stud Cattle will be on show as they compete for the Grand Champion title.

A Beef Young Paraders Competition will be conducted on Friday 19th May at 4:00 pm followed by the Young Judges Competition.  Saturday join in the fun as we host Pimp My Cow.
Held in the Cattle Pavilion and Q Legal The Meadow | Cattleman’s Alley Precinct
Friday 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm