The Samford Show Society Committee has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s Samford Show that was to be held on 9th/10th July 2022. Unfortunately the grounds have been severely impacted by recent weather events and unlikely to improve to a safe and suitable condition to hold the Samford Show in July. The Show Society thanks its sponsors and supporters across the community and is actively exploring other options for events that might be able to use the grounds in the coming months.

2023 Show

15th/16th July


Thank you to all our patrons, exhibitors, stallholders, volunteers and sponsors in the community who make every Show a tremendous success.

Planning for the 2023 Samford Show is underway. We would love for Exhibitors and Stallholders to apply for a site by 31st March 2023.  Please apply here.

Meanwhile, stay safe, and remember that we would welcome any new volunteer members to help us stage this great annual community festival. You can support the Samford Show and all those involved by volunteering, sponsoring or liking our Facebook page.

Who We Are

The Samford Show Society is a ‘not for profit’ incorporated organisation. Our committee of volunteers are trustees of the Samford Showground; our role is to ensure this major facility can be used safely and responsibly in the provision of entertainment for the Samford Community and surrounding district, associations and clubs and sponsors of private functions.

We are very supportive of events which raise funds for community groups and organisations, showcase local events and artists, raise the profile of the Samford Community and provide entertainment for Samford and neighbouring communities.


As always, the annual Samford Show and our year-round stewardship of the facility is undertaken by a band of enthusiastic volunteers. You too, can become a part of this iconic Show by registering your interest to volunteer through our contact page.

Samford Showgrounds

The Showground is situated approximately 25km from Brisbane City and 7km from Samford Village, in a unique country setting cradled by Mount Glorious, Mount O’Reilly, Mount Nebo and D’aguilar State Forest. Set in 40 lush acres, we have camping facilities, powered sites for caravans, various buildings that can be hired out year-round together with an arena and pavilion. Many events can be held at the same time owing to the large area and facilities available. Our live-in manager maintains the grounds and deals with any issues.

Caravan, Camping & Hire Facilities

The Samford Show Society’s resident manager, Terry Rowbottom, is able to provide advice and help.
The Showground has facilities for caravans and camping for individuals and clubs. Facilities such as pavilion, kitchen/bar and arena are available for hire. To explore the facilities and enjoy the peace and quiet of these surroundings you will find the contact detail on the Camping & Facilities Hire page.

Samford Show Competition Entry forms

The 2023 competition forms will be uploaded as they become available. The 2023 program will be similar to 2021.

Please click on the links below for schedules, brochures, programs and entry forms for 2021.

2023 Competition show entry forms

Community Survey

Please take a moment and complete our short survey.