Free things to do at the 2019 Ipswich Show

Here's 9 things you can do for free at the 2019 Ipswich Show
16 May 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

It’s show time in Ipswich and there’s heaps to see and do, but all the thrilling rides, amazing food, show bags and sideshow alley can hurt the hip pocket.  Here’s a list of free things that come included with your 2019 Ipswich Show entry.

See the circus


Brophy’s aerial circus is running three shows per day free with your entry to the show.  Shows run daily for about half an hour at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm and there’s seating for more than 200.

Pet the animals

The animal nursery and farmyard friends will be running all show, see the alpacas, llamas, miniature cattle and donkeys and milk the cows.

Check out the exhibits

Ipswich show art

There’s giant pumpkins, foods, fine art, crafts, farm produce, caged birds, poultry, waterfowl, prime cattle, stud cattle, pigeons, apiculture, fruit/veg/eggs, horticulture, school work, young talent, young prince/princess pageant and more to see.

Main arena action

FMX Kaos

Each night during the show see the FMX Kaos Freestyle Motocross team performing extreme freestyle shows.  Show starts at 6.50pm on Friday, 7.05pm on Saturday and 5.15pm on Sunday.

Also on the main stage will be the Hot Wheels stunt team (6pm Friday and Saturday, 4.15pm Sunday), Human Cannon Ball (6.30pm Friday, 6.45pm Saturday and 4.45pm Sunday), Daihatsu Jet Car(7.20pm Friday, 7.35pm Saturday and 5.45pm Sunday), the Demolition  Derby (8.10pm Saturday) and Dunny Derby (3.40pm Sunday).

Meet Skye

Paw Patrol's Skye

A Paw Patrol zone will be open at the Riverlink display from 10am-5pm and show patrons can meet Skye at 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm.

Seek out the snakes


Reptile Kingdom will be holding an interactive reptile show and have displays throughout the show.

Brute Utes on show

Brute Utes

Check out The Brute Ute Extravaganza, this year organisers are looking to make the Ipswich Brute Ute Show the biggest it’s ever been. See the Brute Ute parade on Sunday May 19 at 5pm.

Camp cooking demo

Hardings Paddock campground

Ranger Nick is holding free camp oven cooking demos during the show.  The shows run daily at 10am, 12pm and 5pm. Sit by the fire, enjoy some food and watch Ranger Nick cook up some camp oven favourites.  On the menu are puftaloons, roast silverside with veggies and bread and butter pudding.

Marvel at the fireworks 


Each night the show will wrap up with a huge fireworks display and laser show. Starting at 7.30pm on Friday, 7.55pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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