Royal Adelaide Show

Royal Adelaide Show

The Royal Adelaide Show is a South Australian icon – hosting an average of half a million people each year and showcasing the best of the country to the city.

The 2014 Show will be bigger and better than ever, expanding to a ten-day event in recognition of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia’s 175th anniversary. Show-goers will have two full weekends to enjoy the Show, with the final Sunday being a birthday party for the Society complete with special entertainment and an extra-spectacular fireworks demonstration which will officially bring our 175th celebrations to a close. And patrons who visit during the first nine days of the Show will be able to return on the last Sunday for $10.

During this year’s event we will also be welcoming approximately 500 new members to the Show, with all babies born in South Australia between September 5 and 14 receiving free entry to the Show for their entire life.

Feature breeds are an important part of the Show and this year, showcasing Bull Terriers and Welsh Corgis in the Dog section, Charolais beef cattle, Guernsey dairy cattle, Poll Dorset sheep, Large White pigs and Heritage Breeds in the Poultry & Pigeons.

On the entertainment front, look out for our new fashion extravaganza Tinker-Tailor-Fashion Maker. This full entertainment experience will showcase 175 years of fashion in celebration of the Society’s 175th anniversary.

The Main Arena is always a great place to soak up the action of the Show and in 2014 we’ll see wood-chopping on the Main Arena, the return of Speedway to the Adelaide Showground, Monster Trucks and the amazing Rocketman, along with an extra-special nightly display of fireworks, this year synchronised to music.

In the Farm Expo the state’s eight Natural Resource Management Boards will present a major display of their work in South Australia’s regions, while the Department of Education’s Learning Centre will celebrate 30 years of being at the Show. Also celebrating a milestone is the Exhibition Dairy, which turns 21 this year. A new addition to the Taste SA pavilion in 2014 is nightly beer and cider tastings, including winners from the Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards. In the Goyder Pavilion, the IGA Kitchen is a great place to see well-known South Australian chefs cooking up a storm using the best of our State’s produce.

The Family Value Pack returns in 2014, after a successful launch last year. The Pack for a family of four includes; Show entry, meals, rides, showbag options and parking for $145. Valued at more than $200 I’m sure there will be many families choosing to take advantage of this excellent value-for-money ticket option.