50 Free Things to See and Do at Rocky Show


Join us at the Rocky Show for these fantastic 50 FREE Things to See and Do as part of your Show entry! Don't forget to check the program times here or download the free Rockhampton Events app

50 Free Things Checklist 

  1. Bottle feed baby farm animals - Get hands-on with the cutest baby animals around!
  2. Watch spectacular science shows - Be amazed by mind-blowing science demonstrations!
  3. Cheer on the little piggies in the piglet races - Root for your favourite speedy piglet!
  4. Get up close with cuddly koalas - Meet our native wildlife and learn fascinating facts!
  5. Get egg-cited for the prize hens - Discover the champions of the chicken coop!
  6. Eye off some stunning photography - Feast your eyes on incredible photographic talent!
  7. Shake, Rattle, and Roll with Elvis on stage - Dance and sing along to classic hits!
  8. Salivate over the many cooking creations - Be inspired to jump in the kitchen!
  9. Learn the art of circus work - Try your hand at circus skills, fun for all ages and abilities!
  10. Find your new style with the fashion parades - Get inspired by the latest fashion trends guys and gals!
  11. Learn how to become a Beekeeper - Discover how to bring native bees to your backyard!
  12. Watch the dog pedigrees strut their stuff - Enjoy the elegance and agility at the dog show!
  13. Have a quacking good time at the duck races - Cheer on your favorite feathered racer!
  14. Eyes to the sky for fireworks - Don't miss the spectacular displays on Thursday and Friday!
  15. Get moovin' to the Cattle Arena - Explore all things beef and meet the magnificent cattle!
  16. Don’t miss the rodeo magic - Experience the thrill of speed, danger, and adrenaline in Centre Ring!
  17. Witness Australian history - Watch the incredible skills at the woodchop competition!
  18. Get Barra catching tips - Learn the best techniques for catching barramundi with Mossy!
  19. Get wrapped up with a slithery snake - Meet and learn about these fascinating reptiles!
  20. Secure front row seats to adrenalin-pumping Outback Thunda - feel the excitement and power of monster trucks on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  21. Worm farming for fun - Join this hands-on workshop to learn how to set up your very own worm farm from start to finish! Go in the draw to win your very own worm farm in this session!
  22. Composting 101 - Discover the art of composting with local experts. Learn how to mix, test, use, and share compost for both small and large properties. Go in the draw to win your very own compost bin in this session!
  23. From paddock to plate - Understand the journey of your food from the farm to your table with CQ Organics' insightful presentation.
  24. The buzz on native bees! - Explore the world of native bees through games, music, and artmaking in this family-friendly workshop.
  25. Animal therapy info session - Learn how Dusty Boots Equine Assisted Learning can help build resilience, confidence, and emotional regulation through "The Way of the Horse." Great information for local NDIS operators!
  26. Native plants for your garden - Discover the importance of native plants for ecosystem health and learn which ones to establish in your garden.
  27. Organic agriculture with CQ Organics - Join Mick Alexander to learn about the benefits of organic farming for both farmers and consumers.
  28. Vector management presentation - Gain practical and sustainable tips on vermin control to protect health and wellbeing.
  29. Managing pest plants and animals - Understand your role in protecting Australia's ecosystems from invasive plants and animals, and their impacts on natural resources and biodiversity.
  30. Animal Parasites – With guidance from CQUniversity educate yourself on animal parasites.
  31. Chuckle, Gasp and Cheer with Dandyman - Enjoy a mix of comedy, juggling, and physical theatre with Dandyman.
  32. Watch how they make wool from alpacas - See the fascinating process of turning alpaca fleece into wool.
  33. See sew many amazing quilts - Admire the intricate designs and craftsmanship of beautiful quilts.
  34. Check out the scarecrow competition - Enjoy the creativity and whimsy of the scarecrow entries from our local schools.
  35. Peruse the fine art from local artists - Explore stunning works of art created by our talented community.
  36. Discover beautiful plant displays - Discover beautiful plant displays and pick up some new additions for your garden.
  37. Join the flock in Kele Pavilion - Marvel at the variety of colourful and exotic birds on display.
  38. Alpaca come and try experience - Get up close with alpacas and learn more about these gentle animals.
  39. Get up and dance with the Insect Cabaret - Join in the fun with lively performances inspired by insects.
  40. Enjoy golden oldies with Roy Orbison - Sing along to classic hits from the legendary Roy Orbison.
  41. Watch Eljays freestyle stunt shows - Be amazed by incredible freestyle stunt performances in Centre Ring.
  42. Make and keep your science creations - Create your own science experiments to take home and share with friends.
  43. Enjoy colouring in at the kid’s activity station - Let the kids' creativity shine with fun colouring activities while you grab a coffee in the Robert Schwarten Pavilion.
  44. Experience the historic Grand Parade on People’s Day - Don’t miss this iconic event celebrating the best of the show and announcement of the Showgirl and Rural Ambassador winners.
  45. Watch the funniest comediennes of physical comedy Foxy Moron - Laugh out loud with hilarious performances from Foxy Moron.
  46. Enjoy a styling demo from My Place Hair and Beauty - Get tips and tricks for your next hairstyle from professional stylists.
  47. Get creative with beads and charms - can make beautiful bracelets and necklaces at our activity station – all ages welcome!
  48. Guess how heavy the bull is - Test your estimation skills in the Cattle Arena and win!
  49. Chill Out in the Quiet Zone - Relax in our low sensory area designed for a peaceful break from the excitement.
  50. See the horses prance around Centre Ring - Watch these magnificent animals showcase their beauty and grace.

For the full Rockhampton Agricultural Show Program and map click here.