In early November (4th and 5th), any visitors to the Morobe Province on the northern coast of PNG are in for a real treat as 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the iconic Morobe Show.
If trekking into the deepest, darkest jungles of PNG with a guide is not your cup of tea, the Morobe Show lets you still experience some of the delights of the colourful tribes. Held on the weekend closest to the full moon in October, visitors from all over the country, as well as the rest of the world, come to celebrate in Lae, which holds the event at its showground in the heart of the city.
On display is a variety of agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, livestock, commercial, industry, education and culture activities, displays, and events. Watch out for the cowboy events, traditional dancing, horse rides, as well as the popular daredevil bike riders.
This annual show holds great significance and is the only event of its kind in PNG. For those interested in these types of traditions, you can stay updated on the island’s cultural events here.