Annual Mt Gravatt Show To Be Held for the 102nd Time

The fun countdown is on with only a week to go until the 102nd Mt Gravatt Show at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds! The show that reportedly “attracts thousands each year” for just one weekend will be on again this 29th and 30th of July. With competitions, awards, live shows, crafts, fireworks, animal nursery, and many more, it will be a vibrant two-day event for everybody.

More Than a Century of Iconic Tradition

Thousands are expected to come each year at Mt Gravatt’s iconic venue to celebrate this “long-standing tradition” in Brisbane’s southeast district. Since 1918, the Mt Gravatt Show has been livening up the suburb and showcasing the community spirit. The upcoming 102nd show is touted as something that will be bigger, livelier, and cooler.

Saturday highlights include the cattle competition at 9:00 a.m., woodchop competition (10:00 a.m.), Warsong Larp display (5:00 p.m.), educational fireworks display (7:50 p.m.), and monster fireworks (8:00 p.m.). Live evening performances for the day will be brought to you by the Bayside Brass Band at 5:40 p.m., Friesian Performance Troupe (6:20 p.m.), Agro and Ranger Stacey (6:30 p.m.), and Late for Woodstock (7:30 p.m.).

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The FMX Kaos team will bring you the wildest ride you’ll ever see. Photo Credit: Mt Gravatt Show‎/Facebook

Adrenaline junkies will have fun watching the FMX Kaos team at 7:00 p.m. as they flip, roll, and jump up high with their motorbikes! They’re sure to give a performance guaranteed to give everyone watching an instant adrenaline rush.

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This event is huge — literally and metaphorically! Photo Credit: Mt Gravatt Show‎/Facebook

The Sunday highlight consists of the Big Rig Truck Show at 10:30 a.m. This year’s Mt Gravatt Show promises to bring you “Trucking Spectacular” with awesome big rigs on centre stage! Watch the exciting showdown of the mates who “Keep Australia Moving” as they compete for the “Rig of the Show” title. Six classes are said to be in the competition. The rigs range from generation masterpieces to today’s modern designs. This highlight purportedly never fails to “attract a huge crowd” each year. Must. Not. Miss!

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With rides, stalls, and surprises galore, it’s not just an ordinary show! Photo Credit: Mt Gravatt Show/Facebook

Meanwhile, check out the other worthwhile highlights of the upcoming event, too! See the bigger and improved animal nursery where you can help bottle-feed or walk baby animals. Expect to see alpacas, cattle, dogs (working and pedigree), goats, horses, sheep, and much more. There will also be competitions between local artists on cake decorating, quilting, painting, photography, and other crafts. If you’re feeling adventurous, on the other hand, you can go for the rides instead. The choice is yours! It’s going to be an affordably fun day out for the whole family.


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See you there! Photo Credit: Featured image from

Tickets for the upcoming 102nd Mt Gravatt Show can be purchased online or at the door of the venue. Prices of the tickets vary per age at $15 for adults, $10 (students or pensioners), and $5 (children five to 12-years-old). Children under 5-years-old can come in free of charge.

The Mt Gravatt Showgrounds is conveniently situated at 1644 Logan Road. Parking is available for $5 at the gate. Call  (07) 3349 1801 or fax (07) 3849 8121 for inquiries or reservations on the Mt Gravatt Show, or email for more information.

Buy your tickets now!

Boredom Busting Music & Dance to Entertain Mount Gravatt Kids for School Holiday 2017

This winter holiday, nothing busts boredom as easily as good music and some energetic dancing. Here are some music and merriment events in Mt Gravatt for those days when the whole family just wants to go out and have fun, fun, fun!

Australian Girls Choir Open Days

With over 5,000 choristers in training across the country, the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) is Australia’s “leading performing arts organisation for girls” at present. This winter break, they are arriving in Mount Gravatt to hold Open Days on the 17th and 24th of June from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. AGC’s Mount Gravatt rehearsal venue will be at Mt Gravatt High School, which is located at Creighton Street. Attendees may enter off Logan Road.

For 30 years, AGC has consistently “encouraged, challenged, and inspired girls” in the field of singing and dancing. If your little ladies are in Prep to Grade 2, AGC invites them to the Open Days so they can “try the fun and inclusive junior@agc program.” Attendance is absolutely free though bookings are essential. Contact AGC Brisbane via phone (07 3256 0207) or toll-free hotline (1 800 338 142).

Click here for AGC’s detailed timetable and other venues.


PCYC’s Circus Classes & Kinder Move and Groove for Children

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Take them to PCYC… because little girls (and boys) just want to have fun. Photo Credit: Pcyc Mt Gravatt/Facebook

If you have kids ages 18 months to 12-years-old, bring them over to the nearby PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Clubs) located in 90 Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt. PCYC’s “Circus Classes Term 3″ and “Kinder Move and Groove for Children” will help develop your kid’s “coordination, confidence, and social skills through dance, games” and many more. This is a good avenue to get those little feet dancing and socialising this school holiday.

“Circus Classes Term 3” will commence Mondays from 10 July to 11 September. Kids will be under the supervision and instruction of the well-experienced Christine Larsen. Classes vary by age groups, namely: “Circus Buzzy Bees” class for toddlers aged 18 months to 3-years-old at 9:25 a.m. to 10:25 a.m., “Circus Crickets” for those aged 3 to 5-years-old (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), and “Circus after School” for kids aged 6 to 12-years-old (3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.).

Each 10-week term costs $112.50 ($100 for siblings). Casual sessions are at $15, depending on availability. Activities in each class are age-appropriate. Parents are “encouraged to join in the fun with their little circus star.”

For the “Kinder Move and Groove for Children”, there are two classes (subject to availability) also varying by age groups. Classes will be held Wednesdays starting 12 July. Toddlers aged 18 months to 3-years-old are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. They are to be followed by kids aged 3 to 5-years-old at 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Each 10-week term costs $90 ($12 for casual session).

For inquiries, reservations, and bookings, contact them on (07) 3420 4655. You may also send an email to Each class caps at 10 students. PCYC annual membership fee applies at $20 for children or juniors, $30 (adults 18+), $2 (seniors), and $60 (family). For children enrolled in a 10-week course, there’s a FREE 10-week PCYC membership.

Click here for details on PCYC’s 2017 Weekly Program.

Meanwhile, for youths aged 12 to 18-years-old, PCYC has a Youth Support Program you can join. Check it out by clicking here. You can also follow PCYC Mt Gravatt on Facebook to be updated on their programs and events.

Her Wardrobe Fashion Market Holds Next Shopping Storm in June @ Mt Gravatt

Good news femme fashion shoppers! If you enjoyed the Her Wardrobe Fashion Market event last 21 May, there’s another one coming on 4 June (Sunday). Be prepared to list down all the things you might have missed in the previous event. Without a doubt, Mt Gravatt Showgrounds will once again be taken by an upcoming fashion storm.

Whether you’re into accessories, shoes, vintage or indie clothing, Her Wardrobe Fashion Market will have what you’re looking for within your reach. Scour your way through fashion amidst an array of stalls sized 3m x 3m each. Just like the previous event, pre-loved items will be available this time, too. That, together with local independent brands, is what makes this fashion market a “must-go-to” event.

Items to be sold in the event will come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your personal shopping needs. Because of this, everyone is guaranteed to find what suits them best. This is an event that fashion-savvy women will surely love. Shopping for both passion and fashion will never be this fun! Great coffee and delicious food can also be bought on site so everyone can shop with ease and comfort.

For makers, creators, or wanna-be sellers of pre-loved items, Her Wardrobe welcomes “all kinds of sellers” to set-up their goods alongside the fashion stalls. This is to make sure shoppers can have all the “fantastic options” they can get during the event. Indoor and Outdoor stalls are sold out at the moment but click here to be put on the waiting list. You’ll be contacted once another stall becomes available.

Don’t miss out on the next Her Wardrobe Fashion Market event. You may enter Mt Gravatt Showgrounds via 1644 Logan Road. There are plenty of parking spaces available. Entry for shoppers is absolutely free. RSVP to the event by clicking here to register as a shopper.

The event will run the same time as the Farmers’ Markets from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Because of this, “plenty of shoppers” are expected to attend. For more details, you may contact event organiser Natalie D’Alessandro on 04 1869 1592.

Follow Her Wardrobe in social media or be an email subscriber to be updated on upcoming events. Enjoy shopping in “passion for fashion” on Sunday 4 June 2017!

The Scenic Rim: Only An Hour From Mt Gravatt, Great Day Trip

A scenic drive is perfect for a little summer soul searching, or just to take in the sights– watching rolling, green hills pass you by, grass catching the summer sunlight. Get ready for a trip on the road less-travelled with a drive through the Scenic Rim area.

vsr-regions_10An hour’s drive south of Brisbane city centre will take you to the Scenic Rim region, home to six national parks all with their own breathtaking sights. Once a volcanic hotspot, the Scenic Rim Mountains and the Mt Warning area–known as the Green Cauldron– have grown into a lush landscape over many years. The rich, basalt soils are fertile grounds where rainforests grow, home to unique flora and fauna.

scenic-rim3One great area to visit in Scenic Rim is Canungra, the gateway to the Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Villas, and Lost World Spa. There’s a plethora of things to do here. Make sure to stop by a boutique winery and enjoy lunch or a wine tasting. Take in the sights and enjoy a picnic by picturesque Canungra Creek. Browse through local country markets, enjoy a trip to the spa, and lose yourself in the scenery Canungra has to offer.

scenic-rim2Tamborine Mountain will have you feeling like you are on top of the world. Sitting on a level plateau around 550 metres above sea level, it’s the perfect place to see the world around you, with 360-degree views. Take a stroll through the towns and villages and admire lush, local gardens. Walking through the National Park lets you see waterfalls, creeks, and glow-worms. With the fantastic local cuisine, awe-inspiring views, and the cool summer breeze, Tamborine Mountain is a feast for the senses.

scenic-rim1If you are looking for adventure in the great outdoors, Rathdowney and Mt Barney is an excellent place to go. Mt Barney National Park is World Heritage-listed, and is a designated wilderness park. The few maintained walking paths make the park an excellent place to witness nature in its original form. There’s a great list of things to do, like meeting alpaca breeders, exploring farms on horseback, walking through a local olive grove, swimming in a natural rock pool, or conquering Mt Barney itself.

Scenic Rim is a rich place full of majestic vistas, very much alive with the spirit of summer. You can find out more about this picturesque area here.

Live Sporting Events Coming to Brisbane Soon!

There’s nothing like summer in the city, and watching a great game is one of the best ways to welcome the new season in! But no matter what time of year it is, an invigorating sports match is bound to get your blood pumping with excitement! Read on for some incredible matches on in the coming months.

  1. Brisbane Bullets vs Illawarra Hawks10 December, 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre 
  2. Brisbane Roar FC vs Adelaide United11 December, 2016, Suncorp Stadium 
  3. Commonwealth Bank Test Series – Australia v Pakistan  –  15 December, 2016 – 19 December, 2016,  The Gabba
  4. Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne United 17 December, 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  5. Aftershock 27: Banney vs Takamori –  17 December, 2016 , Royal International Convention Centre
  6. Brisbane Roar FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC 23 December, 2016, Suncorp Stadium
  7. KFC BBL|06 Game 10: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes 30 December, 2016, The Gabba
  8. KFC BBL|06 Game 15: Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – 30 December, 2016, The Gabba
  9. Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – T20 Big Bash 2016-17 –  30 December, 2016, The Gabba
  10. Brisbane Bullets vs Cairns Taipan 31 December, 2016, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  11. Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers – T20 Big Bash 2016-173 January, 2017, The Gabba
  12. Brisbane Roar FC vs Newcastle Jets – 7 January, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
  13. KFC BBL|06 Game 23: Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers 11 January, 2017, The Gabba
  14. Brisbane Bullets vs Skycity Breakers – 15 January, 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  15. KFC BBL|06 Game 30: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades – 20 January, 2017, The Gabba
  16. Brisbane Bullets vs Melbourne United – 21 January, 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  17. Brisbane Bullets vs Sydney Kings – 27 January, 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  18. Brisbane Roar FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC  28 January, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
  19. Brisbane Roar FC vs Sydney FC  – 3 February, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
  20. Brisbane Global Tens 2 Day – 11 February, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
  21. Brisbane Roar FC vs Wellington Phoenix – 25 February, 2017, Suncorp Stadium
  22. Brisbane Roar FC vs Melbourne Victory – 25 March, 2017, Suncorp Stadium