Mudgeeraba is an unspoilt village nestling in a tranquil valley just ten minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of the Gold Coast.
Mr William Laver and his wife first settled in Mudgeeraba in the 1870's where they farmed the beautiful hills and valleys.
Time stands still for no man, especially property developers and in the last decade Mudgeeraba has grown and the population multiplied. Fortunately, the Village Centre, although it has expanded from Mr Andrews General Store to over seventy shops and businesses, has retained its unique and charming colonial atmosphere.
The Mudgeeraba Show started as a small Fete and Flower Show, first run in 1928 to raise money for improvements to the Memorial Hall.
It was to be an annual event, held in the hall and on the fields behind known as Woodlands. It grew to include Horse sports and games, handicrafts and school exhibits.
In 1962 Woodchop events were held for the first time and the Show continued to prosper. 1973 saw the need to form a Show Society and to register the event as an Agricultural Show.
In 1977 a new venue was found to hold the Show. This is presently the site for the Show and adjoins Worongary Road and the Mudgeeraba Pony Club.
1985 saw the proud acquisition of a permanent pavilion at the Showgrounds, provide by the Albert Shire Council and leased to the Show Society.
From its small beginning the Mudgeeraba Show has progressed to a two day event, crammed with Horse events, handicrafts, horticultural exhibits, cooking and preserves, woodchop, Ute Muster, cattle, sheep, to name but a few and a wide variety to entertainment to suit everyone.
The inaugural poultry/caged birds were included in the show in 1990 along with the Heritage village in 2000.
The Mudgeeraba Show Society would like to acknowledge the former Schmidt Family Farm, as the Showgrounds now occupy this former site.
Nowadays, thousands of people visit us on the last weekend in June to celebrate the our rich agricultural heritage where Country literally meets Coast.
As a Show Society, we are conscious of succession planning for the future success of our Show and thus the Mudgeeraba Show Society Inc is proud to present our Strategic Plan 'Towards 2040.'
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