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Excitement as Bundaberg Show locks in a date

Bundaberg Show returns
Bundaberg Show president Maree See said the committee was pleased to announce the exciting news after last year’s Bundaberg Show was cancelled due o COVID-19 restrictions. Photo: Aimee and Alexis Boyd hold on tight at the 2019 Bundaberg Show

Dagwood dogs, fairy floss and the thrills and spills of rides and attractions at Bundaberg Show will return to the community as Bundaberg A P and I Society lock in this year’s date.

Bundaberg Show president Maree See said the committee was pleased to announce the exciting news after last year’s Bundaberg Show was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

During the leave of absence last year committee members set to work to make sure they would return stronger than ever as preparations for Bundaberg Show 2021 got underway.

“All the fun and excitement of the Bundaberg Show will return as committee members have worked hard to ensure the program returns this year,” Maree said.

“We have implemented the Agricultural Show Industry Covidsafe plan as required by the health department.

“All your usual competitions, rides, showbags, stalls and a variety of entertainment will be provided with minimal changes to comply with the COVID-19 safe plan.”

Maree said in the lead up to Bundaberg Show, which will be held between 26-28 May, the committee would continue to cross all the T’s and dot all the I’s to ensure the local community enjoys the annual event.

“Preparations for the 2021 Bundaberg show are well in hand and it is our hope that the committee can provide a wonderful few days of entertainment for our local community,” she said.

“We hope to have several new attractions and events, as well as all of the old favourites.”

Maree said she hoped to see many of the small businesses, which supported Bundaberg Show year after year, return with enthusiasm.

“We hope that there will be no major restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and that businesses who have supported us for many years have been able to sustain themselves and can once again come to Bundaberg,” she said.

“Competition schedules for the arts, crafts and cooking sections in 2021 will remain as they were for 2020 and will be re-loaded with the new closing dates for entries etc shortly.

“This allows for the work that entrants may have already completed or had started for the 2020 Show to be used.”

She said volunteers were needed to fill positions of stewards in the show pavilions, and to also help with extra duties that had been created due to COVID-19 and anyone interested could email the committee.

Bundaberg Show office is currently open on Wednesday between 9am and 1pm. For more information click here or email




  1. Hi Show Society Team. While I appreciate the enormous amount of work undertaken each year by society members, I nevertheless have never attended the show in my 23 years of residency in Bundaberg.
    Why? Simply put, I reject as out of hand the scheduling of the show-day holiday on the Thursday each year as opposed to the Friday, as a misguided attempt at social engineering to boost show attendance numbers and by doing so deny Bundy residents the opportunity of a long weekend.
    Many do not wish to attend the show while conversely there are many who would really appreciate a long weekend.

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