Rockhampton Regional Council, Media Release, 17 June 2021
The 2021 Rockhampton Agricultural Show has proved to be a great success, attracting 33,000 visitors over three days last week.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said the community has well and truly supported this year’s event.
On Thursday alone we saw 20,000 people come through the Show gates which is a fantastic result, particularly only one month following Beef Australia,” Mayor Williams said.
“Whilst the majority of ticket holders were from the local Rockhampton Region, it was wonderful to see outside visitors in attendance, experiencing what our community has to offer.
“Every member of the Advance Rockhampton event team, wider Council team, committees, volunteers, sponsors and local businesses all played a part in the overall success of this year’s event and we cannot thank them all enough.”
Rockhampton Show Committee Member Councillor Ellen Smith said this beloved community event was fantastic value for money.
“It wouldn’t be an Agricultural Show without the fun and fanfare of attractions like sideshows and show bags, dagwood dogs and daring stunts, rides and reptile shows!” Cr Smith said.
“We were able to up the ante this year with new and improved experiences including the return of the camel races, The Drover’s Tale Show, build-a-scarecrow competitions and the biggest petting zoo we have ever had!”
Advance Rockhampton’s Manager of Tourism and Events Annette Pearce said a massive amount of work was undertaken to deliver the community a COVID Safe agricultural show with all the favourite attractions.
“The work involved was absolutely worth it to be able to walk around the Show and see everyone enjoying all of the rides, entertainment, and competitions,” Ms Pearce said.
“It was fantastic to be able to bring back this major showcase event in 2021.”
The 2021 Rockhampton Agricultural Show is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Regional Council and the Queensland Government.