Thrills, spills and fireworks at this year’s Canungra Show

Now Buildings is sponsoring the Ute Muster at Canungra Show. Photo: Mark Connop.

Canungra Show is bigger and better than ever in 2023, with more entertainment and a huge range of family-friendly rides and competitions.

Ashton Entertainments Wheel of Steel and Globe Act will be a feature at this year’s Canungra Show. Image supplied.

This year, the showground welcomes Ashton Entertainments Wheel of Steel and Globe Act; Jefferson Amaral is currently the fastest globe rider in Australia and will be demonstrating his gravity defying tricks at the show! 

Interactive circus workshops with Ashton Entertainments will be available to all, where you can learn to hula hoop, spin plates, juggle and try diablo. 

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Other entertainment includes a performance by HLS Trick Riding, Jurassic Live snake demonstrations, reptile and animal nurseries, pig races and face painting. 

Tractor Pull Returns!

Interactive entertainment returns to the Canungra Show this year with the popular tractor pull back again.

Adults can get together with a team of 12 to try pulling a 12 tonne tractor across 20 metres and win $1,000 for your nominated community organisation or charity.

There is also a Junior event where four children between 10 to 15 years of age can try pulling a 1.8 tonne tractor across the 20 metre course for the $250 prizemoney.

The night will end with a bang, quite literally. A huge fireworks display will light up the sky around 8pm for all to enjoy.

The competition will be fierce!

Whether it is equine events, art or dogs, the competition at Canungra Show is always fierce.

While competitors are friendly and welcoming, the high standard of entries always make for brilliant displays.

Fine Arts

This year Fine Arts Steward Kate Kinsela has included some new classes.

Digital art, graffiti and Indigenous art classes for both adults and children’s classes have been added to attract new artists and explore different art forms.

Kate is excited about entries for the new classes and urged anyone wanting to enter to join the Canungra Show Fine Arts & Creative Art Community Facebook page and to reach out to her with any questions through that page.

“I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fine and creative arts that will be entering the event and seeing everyone’s creativity,” said Kate.

“Having been a submitter myself, I understand the overwhelming fear of putting your artwork out there, exposing it to judgment as if someone were reading your private diary.”

“But, I urge people not to let that discourage them, because pushing past that fear has proven to be the most rewarding decision I’ve ever made.”

For Kate, it led to new opportunities, including her art business Katahli Arts. 

Entries for the Fine and Creative Arts and the Pavilion (including horticulture, craft and photography) can be made online but all entries must be dropped off at the Pavilion on the Thursday and Friday immediately before the show.

Dog Show

Dog classes are another welcome return to the 2023 Canungra Show.

Dog classes are open to all vaccinated dogs and while classes are broken up according to breed, the dogs do not have to be registered purebred dogs to enter.


Canungra Show’s woodchop competition attracts some of the best competitors from around Australia.

The strength and agility displayed is always a crowd-pleaser.

Tickets and Program

The 2023 Canungra Show is on 26 August at Canungra Showgrounds, Coburg Road, Canungra.  Gates open at 8:am, with entertainment until 9pm.

Tickets and the full program are available at‘.

National business supports Canungra event

Now Buildings is Australia’s largest national shed wholesaler and a Scenic Rim local. 

The company’s Sales and Marketing team is located in the Scenic Rim and is always keen to support the local community. 

This year is no different; Now Buildings is the main sponsor of the Ute Muster at the 2023 Canungra Show.

Now Buildings is a proud Australian family-owned business with more than 50 years of combined experience within the industry. 

Their experience has allowed them to develop a unique, innovative, easy-to-build, strong shed system, which has seen them become Australia’s leading wholesale shed company. 

Now Buildings supply trade businesses and farmers direct with massive savings off medium to large shed purchases, using only the best Australian steel and components on the market. 

By using only Australian steel, not only do customers receive a high-quality shed at wholesale price, but the purchase of that shed also helps create jobs locally and support both the local and national economy. 

Something which is at the forefront of Now Buildings’ National Wholesale Manager, Trevor Walker. 

“We love to support local communities whenever we can. It’s those communities who have made us the company we are today, so we want to give back,” says Mr Walker.

The Ute Muster event is a crowd favourite, with over 20 entrants each year and an audience of hundreds. 

After a couple of years of unsteadiness due to Covid, the Show is ready to come back to life and draw in locals from Canungra and surrounding areas. 

This year, the committee have increased the prize money for the Ute Muster to $200 for Champion and $75 for Reserve Champion, in a bid to welcome back the community and get the number of entrants they had prior to Covid.

The Canungra Show is taking place on Saturday, 26 August 2023, at the Canungra Showgrounds. 

For more information visit, or if you’re in the market for a new shed, visit Now Buildings at or call 1300 559 668.

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