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Events & Entertainment

Mackay Show Entertainment

Mackay Showground Markets

6am-10am Every Saturday

The biggest weekly markets with many stalls offering crafts, potted plants, seedlings and herbs, local produce such as fruit and vegetables, and seafood. Most of the stallholders are local to the region. Admission to the market is free. The Showground Markets are well known in Mackay as they have been running for about 40 years and have about 2000-3000 people attend each week. Importantly, the markets have the same stallholders and attract regular customers wanting to buy a particular home-made sauce or cake or item. Plenty of parking available. For stall information, please phone Skye on 0407 799 471.

Mackay Brick Event

9am-4pm Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017

The Mackay Brick Event is a LEGO fan event for all ages, showcasing over 40 amazing LEGO creations and sets from LEGO history. Let your imagination run wild on the Build Tables, go vertical with the Build Wall and get your designs moving with the Build a Train play area. Need to take some LEGO ® home? LEGO ® merchandise will be available to buy. Hosted by Brick Events Pty Ltd.


Mackay Konvoy 4 Kids

10:30am Sunday 16th July 2017

Now in its 8th year, Konvoy 4 Kids has raised over $90,000 for Variety children’s charity. The Konvoy is a trucking event, where around 120 trucks drive from Sarina to Mackay in convoy, raising awareness and funds for the charity. Watch the big rigs roll in and then enjoy a family fun day complete with live music and performances, market and food stalls and FREE kids rides and activities all day! A cover charge of $5 per adult gets you through the gates at Mackay Showgrounds with kids 15 and under FREE!

Mackay Big Boys Toys Expo

9am-3pm Saturday 29th & 30th July 2017

Mackay Big Boys Toys Expo is set to be LOUDER * FASTER * TOUGHER in 2017! It’s 100% local businesses at the expo and aims at showcasing NEW local products and the latest + greatest services right here in Mackay. Tonnes of action and entertainment for the whole family. Boats, Bikes, Motorcycles, Harley’s, Cars – Fast and Furious, Luxury and Utility, Trucks, Training, Gadgets and Gismos, Jet Ski’s, Caravans, Camper vans, Camping, Fishing, Sports, Fitness, Performance, Tools, Trades, Adventure, Trailers, DIY, Building Renovating, Gaming and a hell of a lot more all under 1 HUGE roof. Hosted by Big Boys Toys Expo.

Expo Entry: $15 adults, $5 children, under 4 years is FREE {tickets available at the gate}

Mackay Sugar City Con

10am-6pm Saturday 5th August 2017

It’s a place where the words “nerds” & “geeks” are terms of endearment, giving you the opportunity to meet celebrities, comic book artists, graphic novelists, and more. Think you can out-cosplay a professional cosplayer? Then enter the Sugar City Con Cosplay Competition to win some awesome prizes! Even if you don’t want to enter, come dressed as your favourite character – it’s all part of the fun. Keep the kids entertained with face painting, rides, gaming and music. For the big kids, get your head into a game of table top gaming, try out the latest video games and consoles, workshops, guest panels, autograph opportunities and more at Sugar City Con 2017, Mackay Show Grounds, August 5th. Hosted by Sugar City Con.


Mackay Swap Meet

6am-2pm Sunday 1st October 2017

The Mackay Swap Meet, Mackay Region’s largest meet, is a celebration of fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. With some 2,800 visitors and 130 booths in its inaugural year, the Mackay Swap Meet is committed to growing into a centrepiece of the Central Queensland outdoor swapping experience. With something for everyone, you never know what treasures you’ll find. Proudly presented by the Mackay West Rotary Club and sponsored by local business, they use this as an opportunity to (pay it forward) promote their wonderful region. All proceeds are donated to local, state and national charities. The Mackay Swap Meet is an annual event held over the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend, the first weekend in October. Food and drink are available throughout the event. Swap Sites: $25 per Site – Public: $5 per Person

Do you have an event coming up at the Mackay Showgrounds and would like to see it on this page? Contact us!