Who we are

About Us

The Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society captures the traditional Maroochy Shire from the glistening coastline to the lush green hinterland. Behind the sand and grass lies a history steeped in sugarcane fields, rows of pine forests, pineapples and strawberries, and rich creamy milk and cheese from local dairies. The Show society prides itself in highlighting the many facets of our region whilst providing affordable entertainment for the whole family.

Executive Committee


Jasmine Bethell


Jas was the Spiral representative who ran our Art section. With passion and enthusiasm for the show, Jas took on the role of Treasurer.


Sam Stephens

Vice President

Sam has been involved with shows for many years. He is a past president and knows the ins-and-outs of running a show. Sam is on the National Wool Board Committee and brings solid business knowledge to the show.


Rowan O'Hara


Rowan has been involved with the show movement for many years and has a wealth of experience. He is our Ring Master, entertainment coordinator and general overseer.

Management Committee


Jenny McKay

Main Pavilion Coordinator

Jenny McKay has been part of the Society Committee for the past 20 years and has recently retired as a long serving President.  She has a strong passion for the Show and loves sharing the importance of Agricultural Shows to our community.  Jenny rallied Local Council, State and Federal Parliament for funding for Show Societies.


Shane Astle


Shane has been a backbone of the show for many years. He is our friendly grounds layout expert and basically lives on site throughout the running of the show each year.


AnnMarie Lawson

Horse Steward

AnnMarie is our Head Show Horse Steward and is in charge of the largest section of the Show. She works tirelessly to make sure that the Horse competition flows without a hitch.


Greg Rogerson


Greg brings a wealth of local and business knowledge as well as experience to the show.

Tylah Daly Sunshine Agricultural Show Committee

Tylah Daly

Media Coordinator

Although young, Tylah has been involved with the show for the past decade. She has a solid working knowledge of areas of the show and is happily expanding her show knowledge base.


Eddie Grey

Marketing & Brand Coordinator

Eddie has youth and a new fresh perspective for the committee while happily challenging traditional ideas. He is tech savvy and is gradually bringing some of our business practices into the new century.

Support Staff


Melissa Green

Accounts / Exhibitor Coordinator

Melissa took on the role of Exhibitor Coordinator and has brought new fresh ideas to the show. In her spare time she also keeps a close eye on the books.


Penny Walsh

Office Manager

Penny has been part of the show for the past 10 years. Penny was a long-time resident of Nambour and has many local connections which help the show grow and thrive.


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Mrs. Norma Rick

First attending the local Show in 1963, Norma Rick became hooked and has been part of the Show scene ever since.  Norma represented the Show Society at the Showgrounds User’s group meetings, and with husband Gordon, until recently, spent years working behind the scenes to bring a Show to the Nambour Region.


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