Biggest Inflatable Park In Brisbane Returns To Mt Gravatt Showgrounds

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds has been turned into the ultimate amusement park as The Inflatable Factory returns to the venue this September 2021, offering a whole month of school holiday fun for the young ones. 


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Known as Brisbane’s biggest inflatable fun park, The Inflatable Factory offers two hours of unlimited family fun with a hive of activity, from the brightly coloured jumping castles to the inflatable obstacles and slides.

Photo credit: The Inflatable Factory/Facebook

Please note that it’s an under-18 event only but parents need not worry, because there will be friendly staff who will supervise the kids. All children under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Photo credit: The Inflatable Factory/Facebook
Photo credit: The Inflatable Factory/Facebook

The Inflatable Factory is a high-energy, maximum-activity zone, where kids will most likely get hot and sweaty, so it’s recommended that they wear loose, comfortable clothing. Everyone playing on the inflatables must also wear socks.

There is no weight restriction on the inflatables, but the Zorb balls are only fit for participants under 100 kilograms. They don’t require bookings and you can purchase the tickets at the entry or online. It’s open 9:00 am – 4:00 pm daily until 3 October 2021. Visit The Inflatable Factory’s website for more information.

Is the Mt Gravatt Marketta Back? Owner Reveals One Setback

Saturday nights haven’t been the same for many locals as the Mt Gravatt Marketta remains closed amidst the coronavirus restrictions. Owner Jim Gloftis, however, has high hopes for an opening before Christmas but he explained the one setback preventing him from unlocking the gates to the street food hive.

Mt Gravatt Marketta might be a foodie’s go-to place for the trendiest street food in town. However, patrons also like the variety of live band performances that draw the crowd to get up and dance

The government, however, has a strict sanction against social dancing violations. Mr Gloftis said that the fines are so expensive that he’s not willing to take the risks.



However, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk recently released the next phase of relaxed rules for Queensland for October, November and December.

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The plan includes the approval of COVID-19 safe wedding dancing activities by December and “further review of dancing restrictions.”

“We have always said that we would continue to ease restrictions where we could in a staged and balanced way to keep Queenslanders safe – and this plan does just that,” the Premier said. 

“The new roadmap gives more certainty to the community and businesses through to the end of this year by outlining monthly easing of restrictions. That includes increasing gatherings in public spaces, unseated drinking and eating, dancing at weddings and removing some border restrictions.” 



Mr Gloftis thinks that the government will have some good news before Christmas that will allow Mt Gravatt Marketta to finally open. He reveals he hasn’t stopped receiving enquiries about the reopening as people are eager to return to the showgrounds for the food, the grub and the music.

The businessman is also the owner of Gold Coast’s Miami Marketta, which reopened more than a month ago. However, he revealed that the site is operating at a loss but he wants to continue helping out the stallholders. 

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.).

Mt Gravatt Show
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.

Mt Gravatt Show
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!

Mt Gravatt Show
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.

RSVP

Mt Gravatt Show
See you there! Photo Credit: Featured image from http://www.mtgravattshow.com.au

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 info@mtgravattshow.org.au 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

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from https://www.aromaweb.com/recipes

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

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from http://www.qigongbrisbane.com

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

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from https://www.humanrights.gov.au/file/4953

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

Mt Gravatt
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

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

Winning with People – The Hub Brisbane

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from https://www.eventbrite.com.au

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

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

FREE Ironlak Graphic Marker Sketchbook Session

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from http://shop.ironlak.com

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

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

Warsong Kids

Mt Gravatt
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

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

Mt Gravatt Marketta

Mt Gravatt
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

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

Mt Gravatt Farmers Market

Mt Gravatt
Photo Credit: Featured image from https://theweekendedition.com.au/events/mount-gravatt-showgrounds-markets

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

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