Seven things for foodies to try at the Ipswich Show

While you're taking in the sights and colour of the Ipswich Show this year, here are some top tastes to look out for...
13 May 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer


Seven things to try at the Ipswich Show

It’s show time this Friday to Sunday and if you’re among the thousands heading to the Ipswich Show this year, you’re going to need to know what to eat while you’re there!

This year the show has doubled their food offerings with over 20 vendors, from Greek food, pizza, baked potatoes, Mexican street food, Japanese, gourmet burgers, German sausages, New York Hot Dogs, Indian, Brazilian, Ribs and more.

The International food court overlooks the Lifestyle Stage, while the family food court is opposite the free family aerial circus that seats more than 200, with shows daily at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.  The family food court is also near Ranger Nick’s camp oven cooking show which runs daily at 10am, noon and 5pm.    

Here’s a little taste of what to expect.

The loaded sweet potato

Loaded sweet potato

For pork lovers, get thee to This Little Piggie for burger-y goodness and out-of-the-box creations such as the loaded sweet potato.


Go Brazillian

BBQ chicken

Just follow your nose to – authentic Brazillian BBQ chicken cooked over charcoal on site. This food truck crew is making their way from the Gold Coast for the Ipswich Show again this year.


The sweetest thing…


Taste free samples of many types of honey at the Ipswich and West Moreton Beekeepers Association stand in the agricultural pavilion. The creamed cinnamon and ginger versions are a couple to look out for if you’re after something different. While you’re there, take in some live beekeeping and honey extraction demonstrations, and there’s plenty of honey to buy too!

German sausages with a twist


German sausages are the specialty of The Wiener Wagon so head here if it’s a cheesy kransky or hearty bratwurst you need to propel you through your big day out at the show!


A taste of Spain


Churros de Oro – regulars at the monthly Springfield Markets at Robelle Domain might have already tried these cinnamon-y sticks of sweetness. We reckon the classic Spanish treat will be a crowd-pleaser at the show too.  

Belgian and Dutch waffles


A regular at the Brisbane Night Market and Urbane Markets Crunchy’s Waffles has a loyal following.  They serve authentic Belgian and Dutch waffles from a 1980’s double decker bus.  With flavours from the Nutty Professor, 24 Karat Magic and Candy Land, what’s not to love.


Indian-Mexican fusion


A Mexican-Indian fusion that they say will blow your mind.  Indimex on Wheels isn’t your average food truck.  

Think belly warming Indian food with a Mexican twist, tacos, loaded fries, nachos, curry bowls and more.

Still hungry for more?  The Ipswich Show has doubled it’s food offerings this year and included a second food court, both with things for the kids to do right next door.  There’s more than 20 food and drink vendors on offer throughout the three days of the Show, May 17-19.

Ipswich is also home to many regular markets and special events throughout the year – keep up to date with the Discover Ipswich blog.

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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