Be prepared for a day or perhaps a weekend of adventure, learning, shopping and entertainment when the 2017 Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo returns to council’s Kawana Sports Precinct from October 13-15.
In 1992, and Australian Events managing director Bob Carroll hatched a plan to bring a major home show event to the Sunshine Coast, an event the region had been lacking for many years.
Devising the event from their kitchen table in Mountain Creek and making hundreds of calls to local businesses to drum up support for the inaugural event, it all came together with 120 local companies filling 3 big top circus styled pavilions at what is now known as Kawana Sports Precinct.
Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo in 1993
Fast-forward to 2017 and the Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo will celebrate 25 years and is now recognised as the Sunshine Coast’s largest home and outdoor adventure event.
Bob Carroll said this year will host more than 230 companies travelling from all around Australia to showcase their goods to over 15,000 punters from the Sunshine Coast and wider region across three days.
“There will be a massive 85 metre long air-conditioned pavilion that will be constructed onsite to house over 100 indoor home and lifestyle displays, while outdoors will see larger displays of pools, tanks, patios, solar and more” he said.
“Expect to see everything from outdoor adventure displays, the very latest in caravans and camper trailers, through to boats, kayaks, motor homes and vehicle accessories.
“Australian Events would like to thank both our exhibitors and patrons who have made this event the success that it is today. We look forward to seeing you again at the 25th annual Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo.”
Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said Kawana Sport Precinct had quickly gained a reputation as a preferred destination to stage national sporting, recreational and entertainment events.
“We love hosting the Sunshine Coast Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo at Kawana Sports Precinct and look forward to celebrating their 25th anniversary milestone,” Cr Cox said.
“The precinct was well positioned for large events due to its central location and public transport connections.”
Grab an event guide as your arrive and make sure you plan your day! The Guide contains all the essential information you need to know about the event including, entertainment details, event map, list of exhibitors and products on display, prize information and more!
To find out more head to www.sunshinecoastexpo.com.au
Parking at the grounds is limited and costs $5 per vehicle (parking fees are set by the venue not Australian Events). To plan public transport to the event, visit the Translink website.
2017 Sunshine Coast Home Show & Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo Fast Facts
Kawana Sports Precinct, entrances to the event off Nicklin Way and Sportsmans Parade
Friday, October 13: 9am-5pm
Saturday: October 14: 9am-5pm
Sunday, October 15: 9am-4pm
Details: with over 220 exhibitors and thousands of products and services, be prepared for a day of adventure, learning, shopping and entertainment.
Cost to attend: adults $12; seniors $10 and children under 16 are free with an adult.
ATM’s will be available at the event entrances. Please note no dogs or pets are allowed.