Explore the history of the Show
From its inception, the Callide Valley Show has been an incredibly popular event and a wonderful showcase for the region’s agricultural industries.
The very first Callide Valley Show was held on the 2nd and 3rd of June, 1933. By all accounts, it was a marvellous success.
“The first Show was lauded as a triumph of courage and enterprise. A splendid response had been made by the public of the district, and exhibits numbered between five and six hundred and were of high standard. A comment was made that the Society was to be congratulated on the possession of so suitably situated grounds which could be turned into one of the pleasantest show grounds in the Callide Valley. Visibility was excellent, shade generous and the situation, about one mile from Biloela, served to emphasise the fact that it was a Callide Valley Show. Attendance was estimated to be over 500 persons.
“Mr T.A. Foley (local MLA member), in opening the Show, after congratulating those concerned, said he hoped it would be a forerunner of many successful shows which would prove not only an advertisement for the district and show Queensland what the district could do, but would provide a happy reunion for the people therein.” (Golden Jubilee booklet)
More than 85 years later, it can be confirmed that many successful Shows did follow. Only twice has this annual event not been held – one year by a World War and, more recently, by a pandemic. Every other year the local community has gathered at the Biloela Showgrounds to highlight and celebrate the agricultural and pastoral industries of our area, to catch up with good mates, admire the talented handiwork of local crafters, bakers, photographers, artists and schoolchildren, and have lots of fun!
Fri & Sat: 8am – late
Auburn Street, Biloela Qld 4715
(07) 4992 2688