“Rollup! Roll up! It’s time again for the greatest show on earth!” Yes, The Royal Adelaide Show is on again from September 4 to September 13 at the Adelaide Showground. This year, with the new Adelaide Showground Station you can get there by train, bus or tram to save the hassle of driving and save on fuel and parking fees. Here is a link to how to get there.
As always there’s lots to see and do for all ages and interest – there will be heaps of animals – horses, cattle, dogs, sheep, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, geese, exotic birds, reptiles and fish.
There will be shearing, milking and feeding demonstrations, art & handicrafts, DJs, clowns, live bands, dance workshops and over 30,000 entries in all sorts of competitions from pets to woodcutting to livestock to handicrafts. The Carnival will be in full swing (West of the Rose Terrace entrance) for rides and tests for skill from laughing clowns to darts to a fishing competition… and, of course, Wayville Pavilion will be bursting at the seams with showbags – with more than 300 showbags there will certainly be one to suit kids and adults alike. There will also be food for all tastes – some will want to go for gourmet, and others will be tempted by those Show favourites – waffles, donuts, hot dogs and sausage on a stick… Oh! And every night (weather permitting) at 9:00pm there will be the fireworks that seem to be bigger and better every year…
If you are visiting Adelaide for the Show, Rydges South Park can look after all your accommodation needs.
Photo: "Royal Adelaide Show Night" by Max Ryszawa - Royal Adelaide Show. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons -
The Royal Adelaide Show runs from September 5 to September 14 and is an action-packed event for the whole family to enjoy. It’s the stuff fond childhood memories are made of and is always fun for the young at heart. There are lots of attractions from the livestock, animal shows, produce, cookery and handicrafts to sideshow alley, the carnival rides and, of course, the nightly fireworks.
There is a Kids Carnival area for the littlies (under 7 years) and myriad thrilling rides in the main Carnival area with rides including Ali Baba, Hard Rock, Slingshot, Big Dipper, Space Roller, Hangover, Carnevil, Crazy Coaster, Fungee Bungee, Graviton, Thunderbolt and the always popular Dodgems.
2014 sees the Royal Adelaide Show’s 175 year and this is the first 10-day show that takes in two full weekends but many things will be very familiar like the smell of the cattle pavilion, the sugary tang of the fairly floss and the challenge of limiting the kids to only one showbag.
Here is a link to the Royal Adelaide Show’s official website to help you plan your show day and if you are travelling to Adelaide for the show, Rydges South Park can look after all your accommodation needs.