General Information & FAQs

Welcome to the child-safe, family-friendly 2022 Samford Show. Except for the unavoidable disruption in 2020, our annual Show has been a feature of our community for more than 50 years. The Show Society is looking forward to a bigger better and brighter Show than ever this year.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

When and where is the Show?

The Show will be held on the weekend of 9 and 10 July 2022 at the Samford Showgrounds, 40 Showgrounds Drive Highvale 4520.

What is the impact on the Show from COVID?

The Samford Show Society has a comprehensive and practical COVID Plan for the safety of everyone involved. It will be as unobtrusive as possible. We cannot foresee the situation in July but will work with our exhibitors, sponsors and patrons to ensure a safe and enjoyable Show.

What if I get sick or have an accident at the Show?

Well-signed professional first aid facilities and personnel will be on site for the duration of the Show. If you are feeling unwell before the Show, please stay at home and seek medical attention.

Is water available at the Show?

The Samford Show has been single-use plastic free for the last 3 years. This means no bottled water is available during the weekend.
There will be a water station set up by Unity Water for the weekend of the show. We ask patrons to bring their own reusable water bottle to make sure the Show can remain sustainable for future generations.

Entry

Our aim is to save you time and prevent congestion at the entry gate.

The general public should enter through the first set of gates off Showgrounds Drive (near the Men’s Shed). This will be well signed. Exit will be through the second set of gates along the Drive. (Trucks and exhibitors/stallholders will use the EXIT gate to gain entry).

Please drive through the entry and proceed straight to the parking area, guided by our volunteers who will assist you.

Once you have parked, entry from the car park into the Show will be through clearly marked gates near where the rides are located. Please have your entry tickets/online receipts available for checking at these gates.

We have an online ticketing system for your convenience. We recommend you access this system from around the middle of June in the days before you come to the Show. Quick validation at the entry gate will be possible with an email ticket that will be sent to you to download or show at the gate on your phone.

As far as possible, please avoid paying for entry by cash when you come to the entry gate. You may need cash for other attractions at the Show and there will be ATMs available on site.

There will be EFTPOS facilities available at the entry gate.

IN LINE WITH STATE GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS, WE WILL ALSO HAVE QR CODE APP SIGNS AT EACH ENTRY. THESE ARE THE SAME AS THE ONES YOU HAVE BEEN USING AT RESTAURANTS, PUBS ETC TO SHOW YOUR VACCINATION STATUS. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE APP USING YOUR PHONE EACH TIME YOU ENTER THE GROUNDS. YOU CANNOT ENTER THE GROUNDS WITHOUT THIS.

Gates Open

8.00 am Saturday and Sunday

Pavilion closes

• 5.45 pm Saturday
• 4.00 pm Sunday

Fireworks

6.00 pm Saturday followed by Beefa’s Bush Band

Grand Parade

1.00 pm Sunday