Ashton Circus

From mesmerising aerial acts to astonishing ground performances,  talented artists bring the magic of the circus to the Ipswich Show. The combination of skill, artistry, and the beauty of nature creates an enchanting experience that will leave you spellbound.

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Well, now you can! Channel your inner child and attend one of their circus workshops. The workshops are designed to introduce participants to the wonders of circus through a range of classic circus skills. 

Friday 17 May
Circus Performance – 10:30 am | 1:15 pm | 3:15 pm | 4:30 pm
Circus Workshop – 11:45 am | 2:00 pm

Saturday 18 May
10:30 am | Circus Performance  10:30 am | 12:45 pm |  2:30 pm
Circus Workshop  11:30 am| 1:15pm | 3:10 pm | 4:30 pm

Sunday 19 May
Circus Performance 10:00 am | 12:30 pm | 2:15 pm
Circus Workshop 11:15 am | 1:00 pm | 3:15pm

Woodchopping Competition

One of the most popular attractions at the Show, Woodchopping is an internationally recognised and accredited sport, a test of strength, timing, agility and ‘a good eye’. Some of Australia’s toughest axemen and women will test their skills in this year’s event.
 Woodchop Arena presented by Sapar Landscaping Supplies
Sunday commencing at 9:00am

Vintage Machinery Display

Come and see our biggest and best display of restored working vintage machinery in action. Brilliant vintage model steam engines, lovingly restored to show off their previous glory and other unusual and rarely seen machines will be on display. Inspect the engines close up and chat with their drivers.
Historical Precinct proudly presented by Heritage Conveyancing
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am  – 4:00 pm

Urban Utilities Top Drop

A fun and interactive way for adults and kids to interact with each stage of the water cycle and learn along the way. 

Where does our water come from and where does it go after we use it? What better way to find out than with a fun and free game of mini golf!

Top Drop is a new four-hole putt putt course that puts you in control of a water droplet as it makes its way through the urban water cycle. Starting in the dam and water treatment plants, players will have to putt their way through to the home, the wastewater network, out to our wastewater treatment plants and beyond.

As you go on your adventure through the water cycle, you'll learn why it's important to save water and why we need to think about securing our water future. You'll also be faced with a choice - which alternative water source will you guide your drop towards?

Exhibition Pavilion

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Blacksmiths will be bringing their power hammer, anvils, forges and more demonstrating traditional forging techniques and tools.
Historical Precinct proudly presented by Heritage Conveyancing

Pig Racing

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  
Friday 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:45 pm & 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, 2:00 pm  & 4:00 pm
Sunday  10:30 am,  12:00 noon, 1:45 pm,  & 2:45 pm

Sheep Shearer

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.
Historical Precinct proudly presented by Heritage Conveyancing
10:00 am,  11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Men's Shed Fun Play

The Men’s Shed Kids Zone will allow youngsters to channel their creative sides with free activities, craft and games.  
Exhibition Centre | Lower Level

Chainsaw Racing

Chainsaw racing is back, faster and louder than ever ! The Chainsaw race is a timed competition, with the fastest competitor being the winner.  Competitors vie for prizes in speed, 3-man team and post-rip classes. There will also be a Jack and Jill competition, which is always a crowd favourite! You can’t miss them, we guarantee you’ll hear them before you see them.

Woodchop Arena
Speed Event | Commencing at 11:00 am
Open Post Rip | Commencing at 12:30 pm
Man Post Ride and Speed to Finish Commencing at 2:00 pm
3 Man Team Commencing at 3:00 pm
Jack n Jill Post Rip Commencing at 4:00 pm

Community Stage presented by Urban Utilities

Head on over to the Community Stage presented by Urban Utilities for a program full of family-friendly entertainment. Bursting with excitement, unlimited fun, and a wonderland of giggles, the Community Stage will present interactive kids' shows and stage performances your kids will delight in.
Exhibition Centre

Trade and Showbag Pavilion

The thrill of traversing the showbag pavilion and choosing a showbag is the very epitome of the Ipswich Show, making the Showbag and Trade Pavilion one of the busiest places to be. Complimented with an array of exhibitors including home, lifestyle, government and gifts you will be sure to find a bargain at this year’s show.
Trade and Showbag Pavilion

Sideshow Alley

The Ipswich Show is not complete without the atmosphere of sideshow alley, the home of carnival attractions and sideshow games. Sideshow Alley provides hours of entertainment with an abundance of rides to suit all ages and levels of thrill-seeking.

Don’t miss out on $30 value of tickets for just $25 – pre-purchased – so you can use them at Sideshow Alley for rides, games, novelties, and food (participating vendors only - non-refundable). You can only pre-purchase by midnight Thursday 16 May 2024. Tickets are not available at the gate. Bonus Sideshow Tickets can only be redeemed at the Information Booth during the show.

Grand Parade proudly presented by Riverlink Shopping Centre

This year the Grand Parade theme is Celebrating our Community. The parade showcases community groups, schools, and businesses in a colorful celebration of our community.
Friday 11:30 am
Main Arena

Ipswich Show Express proudly supported by Savige Pest Control

Toot toot! All aboard the Ipswich Show Express, the best way to see the Ipswich Show!
A courtesy trackless train will shuttle you to designated stops around the showgrounds. From young kids to the young at heart, everyone is welcome aboard as the train toots and whistles through the Show.