For 100 years the Kenilworth Show has brought together the Sunshine Coast with its rustic and authentic atmosphere as a celebration of all things fair dink-um. 2019 will be the centenary of the first Kenilworth Show.
In 1920 a tradition began. From Nambour and Tewantin they came, motorists in machines of the day parading together and descending upon the Kenilworth Show and Rodeo. A century after the first show the “Motor Trip to the Show” will be re-enacted by vehicles of the original era. As well as National Rodeo Association events, show jumping and other horse events – the show also provides the entertaining spectacle of woodchopping competitions, chain saw ripping, pig racing and sideshows. There will be ample competition in the cooking, horticultural, sewing and craft competitions on display in the Hall.
All this and so much more, this 21st of September at the Kenilworth Show Grounds.
Kenilworth is a small rural community around 40 minutes from Noosa, 45 minutes from Maroochydore Airport and one and a half hours from Brisbane. The town is on the Mary River which offers opportunities to swim, kayak and fish all year round.
A few minutes drive further and you can be in some of the prettiest national parks in Queensland which offer great walks and camping. The Kenilworth Hall, Recreation Grounds, Swimming Pool, and Oval are owned by the community – the camping facilities include powered and unpowered campsites for over 120 visitors as well as a hall, dining room and toilet and shower facilities. The grounds include cricket oval, rodeo arena, cattle yards, campdraft cutout yard, swimming pool and skate park – all freely available for use by those looking to make a trip out of this year’s show.
If this sounds like your kind of place to be, then make sure to check out the webpage below, hosted by the Kenilworth Showgrounds website, here.
Grab your Akubra and cowboy boots, because we’re all in for an amazing ride.