Everything you need to know about the 2017 Ipswich Show

16th May 2017 10:00 AM
UPDATED 19th May 11:57 AM
Scruffy the Monster Truck will be back at the Ipswich Show. Scruffy the Monster Truck will be back at the Ipswich Show. Dennis Renton Photography

THE Ipswich Show has begun. 

The three-day event will deliver on its promise to bring great value for money fun for everyone in Ipswich.

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Ipswich Show Society vice-president Rusty Thomas does it purely for the love of doing something for his community.

"Our gate has been going up every time for the few years, and we want to keep that tradition going," Rusty said.

"We have lots of great entertainment this year, and I think most people don't realise how long it takes to bring it all together, but it's worth it to see the smiles on people's faces.

"It's important to the Show Society to deliver good value for money, especially for families. For a family pass, you're looking at $40 if you buy your tickets in advance - you can buy them online or at several locations up until COB Thursday.

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"That's for two adults and up to three children for a whole day's entertainment," Rusty said.

Rusty said the phone at the Show Office had been going off for weeks with Ipswich residents keen to know when the Monster Trucks were going to appear.

Ipswich Show: Outback Monster: A brand new ride will be on show at the Ipswich Show this year, in fact it will be the very first time it has ever appeared in Australia.

"The phone's been running hot, people just love the Monster Trucks, and I'm happy to say we'll have two this year," he said.

"I think the high wire motorcycle act will get lots of attention too, we haven't had a show like this for years. Everyone loves the Demolition Derby and the Dunny Derby, and as for the Monster Trucks, kids just love them, they go nuts when they smash up a caravan or a bus!

"The best thing about the show is that there's something for everyone," Rusty said.

FRIDAY - NINE NEWS MAIN ARENA

MORNING

  • 8am Horse events

AFTERNOON/EVENING

  • 12.30pm Roving entertainers
  • 12.45pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 1.15pm Trackskill V8 Utes
  • 1.30pm Queensland Police Pipes and Drums Band
  • 2pm Official opening
  • 2.30pm Continuation of horse events
  • 4.30pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 4.45pm Mini Trotters Race #1
  • 5pm FMX Kaos freestyle motocross
  • 5.15pm Mini Trotters Race #2
  • 5.30pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 5.45pm Mini Trotters Race #3
  • 6pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 6.15pm FMX Kaos freestyle motocross
  • 6.40pm Trackskill V8 Utes
  • 6.55pm Laser Light Spectacular
  • 7.10pm High Wire Motorcycle Thrill Show
  • 7.25pm Fireworks
  • 7.40pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 7.55pm Monster Trucks "Sprint Racing"
  • 8.15pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 8.25pm Monster Trucks "Car and Bus Crush"

OTHER THINGS HAPPENING AT THE SHOW

  • Working dogs and sheep shearing
  • Exhibits on display/side show alley
  • Young talent competition
  • Animal nursery and Farmyard Friends
  • Trade pavilion/show bags (9am-9pm)
  • Community stage entertainment
  • Brisbane City Wrestling - Sir Llew Edwards Pavilion
  • Roving entertainment and other displays

*Times and entertainment can be subject to change

A full map of the Ipswich Show 2017.
A full map of the Ipswich Show 2017.

SATURDAY - NINE NEWS MAIN ARENA:

MORNING

  • 8am Horse events
  • 10.30am Pet parade

AFTERNOON/EVENING

  • Noon Roving entertainers
  • 12.15pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 12.45pm Trackskill V8 Utes
  • 1pm Continuation of horse events
  • 4.45pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 5.10pm FMX Kaos freestyle motorcross
  • 5.30pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 5.40pm Ipswich Switches Jnr Speedway Club
  • 6pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 6.15pm Demolition Derby Parade
  • 6.35pm FMX Kaos freestyle motorcross
  • 7pm TrackskillsV8 Utes
  • 7.15pm Laser Light Spectacular
  • 7.30pm High Wire Motorcycle Thrill Show
  • 7.45pm Fireworks
  • 8pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 8.15pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 8.25pm State of Origin Burnout
  • 8.40pm Demolition Derby (today only)

OTHER THINGS HAPPENING AT THE SHOW

  • Working dogs and sheep shearing
  • Exhibits on display
  • Young talent competition
  • Animal nursery and Farmyard Friends
  • Side show alley
  • Trade pavilion/showbags (9am-9pm)
  • Community stage entertainment
  • Brisbane City Wrestling - Sir Llew Edwards Pavillion
  • Roving entertainment and other displays
  • Stud cattle competition (today only)
(l-r) Jackson Hasted, Jordan Hasted, Chloe Murphy and Jace Murphy are excited about this year's Ipswich Show.
(l-r) Jackson Hasted, Jordan Hasted, Chloe Murphy and Jace Murphy are excited about this year's Ipswich Show. David Nielsen

SUNDAY - NINE NEWS MAIN ARENA:

MORNING

  • 7.30am Horse events

AFTERNOON/EVENING

  • Noon Roving entertainers
  • 12.15pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 1pm Continuation of horse events
  • 2.30pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 2.45pm FMX Kaos freestyle motocross
  • 3.05pm Trackskill V8 Utes
  • 3.20pm Dennis "Dingo" Dryden
  • 3.40pm Dunny Demolition Derby (today only)
  • 4.10pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 4.20pm Monster Trucks "Caravan Smash"
  • 4.30pm Brute Utes Parade
  • 4.40pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 4.55pm FMX Kaos freestyle motocross
  • 5.20pm TrackskillsV8 Utes
  • 5.35pm Comedy Clown Car
  • 5.45pm Walter Whip and the Flames
  • 6pm High Wire Motorcycle Thrill Show
  • 6.15pm Laser Light Show Spectacular
  • 6.30pm Fireworks

OTHER THINGS HAPPENING AT THE SHOW

  • Working dogs and sheep shearing
  • Exhibits on display
  • Young talent competition
  • Animal nursery and Farmyard Friends
  • Side show alley
  • Trade pavilion/show bags
  • Community stage entertainment
  • Roving entertainment and other displays
  • Wood chop competition (today only)
  • Miniature goats competition (today only)