Frequently Asked Questions?

Is the event going ahead?

All plans for 2022 are GO and we intend to hold this event on time and at Goomeri Showgrounds. If we are advised by Queensland Health that we are unable to proceed at the time, we will postphone the event. Tickets can then be refunded or moved to the new event as requested by the ticket holder.

What Happens if it is raining?

We are holding an OFF GRID LIFESTYLE EXPO – we glory in the heat, the dry and the rain. As there is little electricity being used at this event, we aim to proceed in all weather types. The venue is a showground and the main arena is where the event will be held – there is grass underfoot and the location is fairly sheltered from the wind.

What Happens if it is sunny and hot?

We are holding an OFF GRID LIFESTYLE EXPO – we glory in the heat, the dry and the rain. The venue is a showground so therefore there is very little shade from surrounding trees. There is grass underfoot and the location is fairly sheltered from the wind so it may be hot – bring plenty of water, wear a good hat or even bring an umbrella for shade.

Is there entertainment?

We hope that there will be some buskers wandering around the venue at various times during the days. There are some amazing songwriters, singers and other performers in our areas and so we hope they will attend. These will be unplugged so we encourage you to bring a blanket, a hat and spend some time enjoying the music.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes you can. Cash is an easy option and the entry is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend. We hope to offer EFT as an option but that will depend on the reception for it to work. 

However the quickest way to enter is to go to the Ticket site and purchase your tickets. Then either print out your email and bring it with you or save it to your phone. A quick scan and the special armband on and in you go.

Why should I buy tickets online?

Mainly because it assists our catering for the food vans – how do they know how many burgers to buy if they don’t know how many people will be hungry? Having pre-ticket sales helps us know how many toilets to order, how many arm bands we may need and so much more.  Just imagine if you are hosting a gathering but it is “open house”.

It is also the quickest way if you print out your email and bring it with you to the Expo. A quick scan and the special armband on and in you go.

Can I bring the kids?

We are a child friendly event and we hope to have a few activities planned for the little ones. However perhaps bring a blanket for some quiet time if they need it. Children under 16 are free but do require a ticket so we are able to confirm numbers.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes you may bring well mannered, friendly dogs but they MUST be on a leash and under your control at ALL times. You must not enter the Tiny Houses or other enclosures with them on the ground. You MUST clean up after them and please DO NOT allow your male dog to lift his leg on any thing other than the trees. There are no prickles at the venue thank goodness. Also we will have some water bowls for the pups to use.

There are a few wonderful boarding kennels in the area who may be happy to day sit for your furry companion. Please contact us for further details.

Can I come Sunday if my ticket is for Saturday?

That is fine as the ticket is a day ticket and can only be used for one day not the weekend.

I can’t make it – can I give my ticket to a friend?

That is a lovely thing to do and we don’t want you to waste your ticket either. Go to HUMANITIX and change the name on the ticket for contact tracing purposes and reprint it for them

Can I camp for the weekend?

YES you can and what’s more, you can pre-book now.  The Goomeri & District Show Society has a lovely campground at the front of the venue which has over 200 sites available – both powered and unpowered. There are also beautiful camp areas at Goomeri Caravan & Bush Camp and Kilkivan Bush Camp.  Details will be available on our Home page 

Is the venue flat for access?

Yes – the main showground arena is flat. However there is a small grassy slope up to the Pavillion area.  There are no pathways but the grass is very nice to walk on. If you have difficulites with mobility please contact us. There will be disability parking – especially for drop off and pick up if possible – near the front entrance.

FOOD

There will be plenty of food available at the expo, and a variety of choices in the main street of Goomeri before and after the event. 

ATM’s

We will need to check on this – but as they run the Pumpkin Festival each year – we guess there will be. Please bring some cash and many of the businesses will have EFT available.

Disabled Facilities

Unfortunately The Goomeri Showgrounds do not have Disabled Toilets at the moment but they are hoping to have a new facility built in time for September 2022. There are very good public toilets in the two park areas in town and there are also two fuel stations with public facilities opposite the Showground. 

Event Organisers

Dee White
dee@offgridexpo.com.au
0434 630 510

Di Woodstock
di@offgridexpo.com.au
0419 224 628

Event Organisers:
Dee White: dee@offgridexpo.com.au – 0434 630 510  |  Di Woodstock: di@offgridexpo.com.au – 0419 224 628