Ipswich Show Society celebrated 150 years with more than 35,000 people coming together to support the show which has been running since 1873.

Visitors to this year’s show loved the great family fun, animal experiences, feast of fabulous food, championship competitions, heart-stopping rides and fun showbags. The new and improved layout, dedicated animal precinct and the addition of a new historical precinct were warmly received.

The focal point of the 150th celebrations occurred each evening in the main arena as the show presented the largest main arena program ever held with spectacular entertainment and non-stop action. Visitors journeyed back in time with death-defying stunt performances of shows gone by, the heart-stirring drama of the stockman’s ride, dazzling acrobatic displays, stunt bikes, mechanical madness and a fireworks finale featuring a cascade of colour.

The event drew a large volume of entries with intricate creations of art, craft and cookery on display, apiculture, horticulture, stud cattle, poultry, show jumping along with the strength and skill of wood chopping, just to name a few.

The Ipswich Show Society president paid tribute to the Ipswich community for their great support of the show.

“The Ipswich Show is the much-loved event that brings the community together to celebrate agriculture and continues to create magical memories. We are most grateful to the Ipswich community for supporting the 2023 Ipswich Show and making it such a historical occasion,” he said.

Planning is already underway for 2024, and we look forward to opening the gates and presenting a highly successful Ipswich Show next year.