The Canungra Show is a great country show for all ages. It is an integral part of the Canungra social scene and provides a chance for locals to catch up with each other, as well as to display their talents in some of the many ring events and pavilions. In 2016 for the first time the Show was expanded into the neighbouring Moriarty Park, allowing many new attractions to be incorporated at both venues including Flyball, vintage cars and, camel rides, a Dog Show and more. The two venues are within easy walking distance of each other, with the Society providing a shuttle bus between the venues.
The Show also attracts visitors from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and further afield, many of whom find it is a friendly show, ideal for taking children of any age. The range of activities and rides and the close proximity of the attractions make it a great show for young children. Be aware, however that accommodation in Canungra over the show weekend is at a premium, so book your accommodation early.
As part of Queensland's equine kindergarten, Canungra Show's horse events are numerous and competitive. Classes include led and riding ponies, thoroughbreds, arabs, clydesdale, side saddle, paint, buckskin and the ever-popular showjumping classes, which provide great viewing for spectators.
The cattle classes cater for stud beef cattle as well as a Junior Handlers Section which is open to children from 8 years. A great way to get your children involved in showing!
For the gardeners there is a range of classes in which to enter your valued vegetables and flowers. The flower arranging class is always well-contested with keen locals happy to display their prize blooms. The vegetables are also a great source of pride in our rural community and you can view the best of the best in the main pavillion just before sideshow alley.
If you are good with your hands and able to paint, cook or create beautiful things out of anything, take a look at the fine arts, cookery, photography or needlework classes. These classes have traditionally been held in high regard in the community and are a real chance to show off the talents that might otherwise be hidden at home. Some beautiful paintings and sumptous looking cakes are entered each year. Many of the paintings are also for sale from the artists.
There is something for everyone at Canungra Show. The woodchopping, held behind the bar and main pavillion, attracts a large crowd who enjoy sitting on the hill watching the action.