August 2016
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Welcome to the August Newsletter
from the Ipswich Show Society...


This informative newsletter will keep you updated with events that are happening on the Ipswich Showgrounds and also Ipswich Show updates.

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What's happening...

Lifeline Bookfest
Friday 5th August to Sunday 7th August

The annual Lifeline Bookfest has tables galore stocked with second-hand, good quality books.  Come along to the Exhibits Pavilion (behind the Indoor Sports Centre) and buy up.  Open Friday 5th August (3pm to 9pm), Saturday & Sunday (6th & 7th August) 9am to 4pm.  For more information see below.
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Ipswich & District Lapidary Club Show
Sunday 6th August

Come along to the annual Ipswich Lapidary Club Show held in the Showplace Reception Centre on Sunday 6th August.  Open from 8am to 3pm you will be amazed by the array of gems and stones that are available to purchase on the day.  You won't be disappointed.

Antique & Collectables Fair
Saturday 20th August

Come along to one of the biggest Antiques & Collectables Fairs held in Queensland.  Held in the Exhibits Pavilion (behind the Indoor Sports Centre), you won't be disappointed.  Open 8am to 2pm (7am for the earlybirds - extra charges apply).  $8 adults and children under 14 years free.
Ipswich Show Society AGM and General Committee Meeting held in the Showplace Reception Centre - Tuesday 23rd August 7:30pm.  Current financial Members are welcome to attend.

Ipswich Miss Showgirl - Chloe Maxwell 
Sub-Chamber Winner

The wonderful Ipswich Miss Showgirl winner, Chloe Maxwell has taken out the Sub-Chamber title and will now progress to the State Finals being held during the EKKA.  We wish Chloe all the best in representing Ipswich.

Ipswich Showplace Markets

The Showplace Markets are held every Sunday with a huge array of stalls. More information can be found below:
We're currently searching for the following permanent stallholders:
-Fruit Vendor
For details and to apply please contact Syd after-hours on 0420 651 531 or email with your contact details and any relevant information.
Did you know...
The Ipswich Showgrounds has a short-term stay caravan park, with a maximum of 7 nights stay.  The cost is $20 per night (under 25ft) or $25 per night (over 25ft), per site for 2 adults and includes power / water / amenities.  Extra adults are charged at $10 per night. We regularly welcome Caravan Clubs from all over Australia who enjoy our wonderful City.  
The Ipswich Show office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm.  You can contact Micky, Cheryl or Sarah in the office during these hours or email them at  For any inquiries regarding venue hire, caravan park, Ipswich Show, markets or any other event held, please don't hesitate to contact us.  There is also a notice-board outside the Ipswich Show office with updated events and details.
The Ipswich Showplace Markets have been running for many, many years on the Ipswich Showgrounds.  They are held EVERY Sunday from 6am to 11:30am (except Ipswich Show weekend and the Sunday after Christmas).  You can expect to find over 100 stalls of everything you can imagine.  So come along, plenty of on-site parking and grab yourself a bargain. Sunday newspapers are also available at the front and back ticket boxes.  All information can be found via our website HERE.  An ATM is also now available on-site in the craft market.
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Ipswich Show Society
PO Box 812, Booval, QLD 4304
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich, QLD 4305

Phone: (07) 3281-1577, Fax: (07) 3812-1537
Office Hours: 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday

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