Emerald Agricultural Show – 31st May – 01 June 2022

The Emerald Agricultural Show offers something for all ages. Whether you’re looking for a fast action thrill, or possibly you just want to wander around the Home Show Pavilion and check out the exhibits, they’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Emerald Show. If it wasn’t for entertainment, they wouldn’t have a show! And as proven time and time again, the Emerald Show boasts a spectacular array of entertainment to entice all the family, young and old. The most spectacular fireworks go off on the Tuesday night, a night not to be missed. You might like to relax with cold drink at the bar and watch the skilled axe men in the Wood Chop competition . Check out the Poultry, Birds, Photography, Flowers, Handicraft and many more competitions on display. Watch the judging of the Stud Cattle or the Dogs. Take a walk through the Home Show Pavilion, there is something for everyone, from mums, dads, kids and the not so young. What’s a show without Sideshow Alley. The Guild offer top of the range entertainment rides to thrill everyone who ventures through. Grab your discounted ride tickets prior to the show, get more rides for your money. Most importantly, the Emerald Show stimulates the local economy in sales and services for local businesses and in visitor spending. Visit the web page for information on booking a site to sell you wares or to enter one of the many competitions http://www.emeraldshow.org.au/


The Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields are only a 45 minute drive west of Emerald  on the Capricorn Highway and cover almost 900 square kilometres. People from all over the world visit the Sapphire Gemfields each year to experience fossicking firsthand and try their luck to find that ultimate gem stone. If it’s treasure that you’re seeking or the opportunity to experience a real-life mining town, the Sapphire Gemfields has it all with its array of gemshops, galleries, jewellers, underground mines and digging areas. There’s no better place to purchase an Australian-mined and cut sapphire or quality sapphire jewellery. Gem-cutters are available to facet your very own find, and jewellers will set them into valuable family heirlooms to be treasured forever.

There are many ways to explore the Sapphire Gemfields. Why not take a guided tour of a walk-in underground mine or go on a tag-along digging tour? Book a self-drive fossicking tour with maps and all the necessary equipment, so that you can explore the back tracks of the mining areas in your own vehicle. Visit a fossicking park, where you can learn all about fossicking. There you can buy a bucket of sapphire ‘wash’, learn to seive it, and recognise sapphires in the rough. It’s enjoyable, educational, and you can even take home bags of sapphire wash to extend your holiday experience.

The area is rich in history, character and charm, and just like digging for buried treasure, if you look beyond the surface, you’ll be surprised what you can find. Many of the residents today were once tourists that came here and never left. The lifestyle of the Sapphire Gemfields today is very laid back and peaceful, and visitors are always made to feel welcome. A visit to the Sapphire Gemfields is sure to be an experience you will never forget.

Read more about Saphire Gemfields: http://www.capricornholidays.com.au/destinations/sapphire-gemfields