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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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!

What’s On in Mt Gravatt This Week?

Mt Gravatt has a number of events on schedule for this week. From casual discussions to market stalls and live action adventure, check them out below!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Supporting Kids with Essential Oils

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This “flu season”, learn of ways to boost your kid’s health and immune system through essential oils.

Venue: Kiah Organic Wholefoods Warehouse

Click here to read more.


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

[7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Qigong) & 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Wing Chun)]

Wild Goose Qigong

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Nurture your health and longevity through special movements and meditation. Qigong is known all over the world to boost energy and calm the mind. It also promotes coordination, flexibility, resilience, strength, and vitality.

Venue: The Community Hall @ Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Click here to read more.


Thursday, 13 July 2017 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Online Safety and Security Basics for Seniors

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This “Brisbane Libraries Tech Connect Seniors Workshop” aims to help the silver-haired locals cope up with the digital age. They’ll be taught to learn the basics of secure internet use that includes viruses and malware protection, safe online payments, and strong password creation.

Venue: Garden City Library

Click here to read more.


Thursday, 13 July 2017 (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.)

The Warsong: Chronicles

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Photo Credit: The Warsong: Larp Brisbane/Facebook

Join the epic medieval adventure of “The Warsong: Larp Brisbane” in this live action role play game. Everyone aged 18-years-old and up are welcome.

Venue: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Click here to read more.


Friday, 14 July 2017 (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Winning with People – The Hub Brisbane

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Learn a handful of tips from Sue Schoonbeek on “how to relate to others in your workplace in a winning manner.” Ms Schoonbeek is a “friendly, decisive, energetic and logical knowledge specialist” who wants to share what she knows to the community.

Venue: Newnham Hotel & Function Centre

Click here to read more.


Saturday, 15 July 2017 (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

FREE Ironlak Graphic Marker Sketchbook Session

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Artists and aspiring artists of all ages and any skill level are invited to join a fun afternoon session. The session’s activity consists of drawing and sketching with Ironlak Strikers alcohol-based twin graphic markers.

Venue: Ironlak Art & Design @ Westfield Garden City Shop 1325B

Click here to read more.


Saturday, 15 July 2017 (2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Warsong Kids

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Photo Credit: The Warsong Kids/Facebook

This time, the kids will be the ones nailing it in the well-appreciated live action epic adventure role play game brought by “The Warsong: Larp Brisbane”. Kids aged five to 16-years-old are invited to join the fun.

Venue: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Click here to read more.


Saturday, 15 July 2017 (4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

Mt Gravatt Marketta

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Photo Credit: Mt Gravatt Marketta/Facebook

Street Food. Live Music. Wine and cocktails. Art fashion. You would not want to miss those!

Venue: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Click here to read more.


Sunday, 16 July 2017 (6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Mt Gravatt Farmers Market

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Have a colourful Sunday morning along the market stalls at the showgrounds. They’ve got almost everything from fruits, vegetables, delicacies, second-hand goods, to random Bric-a-bracs.

Venue: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Click here to read more.

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!

“Keep Your Pets Cool” Warn Vets as This Summer Heats Up

The change of weather is easily felt at this time of year, much more so by our furry friends.
As Queensland welcomes the first days of summer, vets urge pet owners to make sure that their animals are kept cool.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid to high 30s across South East Queensland from December 1, reaching a high of 40C in some areas. Mount Gravatt usually experiences average temperatures of 29C in December and 30C in January. These high temperatures can easily spell trouble for animals.
Manly Road Veterinary Hospital nurse Elizabeth Scanlan said that there have been more heat stress cases as of late. She urges pet owners to act before the temperatures get any higher.
“If it’s hot for you, imagine how your furry buddies feel.
“Please keep them as cool as possible and don’t exercise your pets in the middle of the day.
“If the ground is hot for you, it will be even hotter for your dog and blistered paws are very painful.
“Thinking ahead is the key … if you find your pet is already heat stressed, it can often be too late.”
It is important to be vigilant if your pet is experiencing heat stress as these can become emergencies quickly. Early treatment increases the odds of survival. Symptoms include desperate panting, bright red gums and tongue, drooling, excessive thirst, weakness, increased pulse, and hyperactivity.

A Fresh Look at the Mount Gravatt Farmers’ Market

The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds have seen many markets come and go over the last 20 years. Kim Tzvetkoff, hailed as the father of Brisbane markets, manages the Sunday morning Showgrounds market where grocer stalls line the long aisles, selling fresh produce.

“People… want to know where their produce is coming from,” Mr. Tzvetkoff said. “People are also more food and health conscious, so they want produce fresher than in the supermarket.”

Mr. Tzvetkoff began the first Rocklea market in the 1980s, then continued to open markets in Western Australia and South Australia, as well as locally in Cannon Hill, Stafford, and Logan Central. His market on the Showgrounds has withstood the test of time.

“It is as popular as ever with a new younger group coming out to breakfast with young kids to meet their friends. They make it a morning stop before going on to do something else.”

“A lot of our stall holders are still with us after 30 years,” he recalls. “It is a big family. And it is a meeting place as well for locals, now more than ever.”

The market is open from 6 AM to 12 PM every Sunday, selling fruit, vegetables, and plants in the farmers’ market section, as well as secondhand and vintage goods in the flea market section. There is a large range of products both mainstream and multicultural, ranging from farm fresh eggs to persimmons, durian to freshly baked banana bread. Hungry customers have the option to dine at the undercover food court which sells coffee, curry puffs, and cupcakes, as well as poffertjes (Dutch pancakes), Turkish bread pizzas, and your staple bacon and eggs.

You may visit the Mt Gravatt Markets website here.

Great Street Eats at Mount Gravatt Marketta

A perfect place to grab a bite is at the Mount Gravatt Marketta, happening every Saturday night at the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds from 4 to 10 PM.

The Mount Gravatt Marketta is a sister project to the Gold Coast’s Miami Marketta, which launched in 2011, according to creative director Emma Milikins.

“(Miami) started out as an arts precinct and the street food market started in 2011,” Milikins said.

She continues saying that opening a second marketta felt like “a natural progression” as they had already owned the Sunday Mount Gravatt Farmers Market.

“We have a really big focus on the food. We’re not trying to be a glitzy, bigger, better and bolder lights. It’s about being able to have a meeting place where you can share food with your friends.”

The marketta features 60 different food stalls and food trucks, accompanied by live music and a bar within a shipping container, all ready to satisfy every customer. This is a no-frills experience; there may not be any fancy lights and sounds, but everyone is committed to delivering quality food at reasonable prices, no matter the weather–rain or shine.

Some of the street food stalls joining the marketta are Malaysian St, French Made Crepes, Get Stuffed Spuds, Pacos Paella, Gold Wonton, Double T, Barbecue Mafia, Little Havana Food Truck, Mussel Brothers, and many more.

Entrance is $2 for customers over 16; anyone below 16 gets in free.

You can find out more at the Mt Gravatt Marketta Facebook page.

Business Is Booming on Mount Gravatt Central’s Eat Street

A row of fifteen food businesses along a 120m stretch of Logan Road is now rising in reputation, fondly called Eat Street. Business has been booming as of late, thanks to an influx of people coming in via nearby unit developments.

“The area was always known as a foodie area,” says Matt Roman, gourmet pie maker from Piefection.

“The units are not starting – they are here. Absolutely more people are here.”

Business owners are pleased with this change and enjoying steadier patronage. Regular customers mingle with people coming from far and wide, eager to sample the local fare.

“They come from everywhere – Carindale, Mansfield, Tarragindi, Camp Hill and Coorparoo,’’ says Hallowed Grounds owner April Shen.

To read more about Eat Street, click here.

Garden City Ranked Second-Highest for Collisions

In recent statistics conducted by RACQ, it is seen that among Brisbane’s shopping centres, Garden City ranks as second-highest in carpark collisions. There were 104 insurance claims made regarding collisions, next to 121 from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre in Brisbane’s West from January 2015 to August 2016. This is followed by Carindale Shopping Centre at 92 claims made.

Aside from this, Garden City ranks fourth in vehicle break-ins with 35 claims. Still topping the list is Indooroopily Shopping Centre with 49.

It is wise to always be vigilant even when visiting places that are presumed to be safe. Practice road courtesy and make sure to keep all your valuables close by and attended to, in order to lessen the risk of these incidents occurring.

Read more here.

Get Ready for the Holidays at Upper Mount Gravatt Community Christmas Market!

Bring your holiday cheer and your Christmas list to Upper Mount Gravatt Community Christmas Market, happening on the 2nd of December from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Hall and Oval of Upper Mount Gravatt State School.

The organizers have put together “an assortment of stalls to showcase a variety of handmade and unique products to offer shoppers some great Christmas present options.”

One highlight of the day would be the Monster Raffle where vendors have put together donations for shoppers to have the chance to win amazing prizes. These range from sumptuous homemade goodies, clever crafts, and gift certificates for premium services! There’s something for everyone, and this enticing raffle is just one of a few great reasons to go!

This would be the second Christmas Market held by UMG Community Market following the one held last year on 4th December. Show up with a generous spirit and support your local businesses this Christmas. There is no better gift than the gift of giving.

Bring your loved ones along; entrance is free!

You can find out more at their Facebook page.