Dayboro show

The Dayboro Show has quite a history. In recent years, it has been “rained out”, and canceled due to the CoVid “pandemic” (2020-2022).  On the Dayboro Show history page, you can read the following.

As it was difficult to raise funds to pay for the land, it was suggested that a Dayboro Show be held. A committee was formed with Norm Kelly as President, Eric Brander (Dayboro Butter Factory Manager) as Secretary, and Charles Kennedy (E.S. & A. Bank Manager) as Treasurer.

A Ladies’ Auxiliary was also formed with Mrs Chris Henzell as President, Mrs Vicky Kelly as Secretary, and Miss Vera Todd as Treasurer.

After more hard work from the people of the district, the first Show was held on the War Memorial Grounds on 13th October 1956, with more than 1000 people attending the one-day event. The membership fee was One guinea ($2.10), and admission was 2/6 (25 cents).

Three young sisters were the start performers of the first Show. Marion (13), Margaret (11), and Betty (2 years 3 months) Mumford won 14 of the Show’s horse riding events. The eldest, Marion, won the Open Pony Hunt riding against adult horsemen.

The first Show was such a wonderful success that the second Show was extended to a two-day event (Friday and Saturday) by adding several new sections and classes to the schedule.

In the third year, a Grand Show Ball was held in the Dayboro Public Hall on a Saturday night.

By the Silver Jubilee Show in 1980, the annual event had grown to a three-day Show, but in recent years it has gone back to a two-day Show (Saturday & Sunday).


The Dayboro Show is two days of good old-time fun, step away from the computers and phones, and have fun like you used to have. The Show has been plagued by bad weather, it is a running joke here in Dayboro that “The rainwater thanks, creeks will be overflowing come Dayboro Show day.” 

It has been so bad that in the midst of droughts, the Dayboro Show had to be canceled due to rain. It has not stopped the organisers to keep the show alive. Every year, time and time again, without fail they put together a fantastic line-up of activities, exhibitions, and fun. 


How to get there

By Rail
For details of train services to Petrie station from your locality, you can visit QR’s website for timetables. 

For details of connecting bus services to Petrie station from your locality, you can use the Translink journey planner.

By Road
You can use your preferred navigator for detailed directions by road from your locality. Just enter the Dayboro Showgrounds and follow the prompts. 

Next Dayboro Show

Dayboro Showgrounds

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Frequent asked questions

Generally in June on a weekend, weather permitting. The show has been plagued with wet weather for the last few years.

Parking is limited on-site, and alternative parking places are advertised on the day. 

Spread over two days, you expect the following: 

  • Side Show Alley
  • Show Bags
  • Rides
  • Food
  • Animal Nursery
  • Reptile shows
  • Rock climbing
  • Show jumping
  • Sand Sculpting
  • Dog jump
  • Poultry
  • Woodshopping
  • Bare and, 
  • Fireworks

You can check the Dayboro Show Society website <click here>