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Queensland's Agricultural Shows - some background

[Source: State Library of Queensland]

"Queensland agricultural shows are important events on local calendars throughout the state. People of all ages and from all walks of life, whether city or country, enjoy attending their local show. While the young (and young at heart) look forward to the fairy floss, show bags of goodies and the thrills of rides and fun of sideshow alley, other people enjoy the agricultural and industrial exhibits, entertainment or main ring features.

Many in the community of course are involved as exhibitors, entrants or judges in show competitions. One thing that’s for sure – there’s something for everyone at the local show.Many Queensland shows have long and proud histories. Now affectionately know as the ‘Ekka’, Brisbane’s now iconic show began way back in 1876. Earlier still, Toowoomba’s Royal Show is Queensland’s oldest, its grand traditions having begun in 1860’s."

The Noosa Country Show had its origin as the Pomona Agricultural Show, and has been an annual event in the Shire since 1910. If you would like to help keep our local Country Show alive and thriving (by becoming a sponsor or volunteer) you can let us know by emailing

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