There’s plenty to get excited about at the 240th Royal Adelaide Show. Taking in two full weekends and running for ten days in total, this year’s Show promises to be bigger and better than ever.
From the theatrical extravaganza The Magical Gift of Mother Earth – a celebration of agriculture and those that live and work on the land that’s been exclusively created for the Show, to the glorious horticulture displays in the Goyder Pavilion, the 2015 Royal Adelaide Show will showcase the best of South Australia.
New in 2015 is Canstruction® – an amazing display where local engineers construct all manner of things from food cans, all of which are donated to charity after the Show. There will also be the Racehorse to Showhorse competition in the Main Arena, the Year of the Soil exhibition in the Grains Pavilion and the thousands of artworks on display as part of the Royal Adelaide Art Show.
From Cookery and Craft to Poultry and Pigs, competitions are a big part of the Show and they keep going from strength to strength. The 2014 Show broke the record books, attracting 33,688 entries across 64 sections – 2,400 than the previous record set in 2013. Make sure you check out some of the winning entries on display or soak up the excitement of the judging ring when you’re at the Show.
Each year they shine the spotlight on several feature breeds as part of their competitive program. This year look out for Hereford (Beef Cattle), Illawarra (Dairy Cattle), White Suffolk (Sheep), Berkshire (Pigs), and Shetland Sheepdog and Labrador Retrievers in the Dog section.
Old favourites like the exhibition pavilions, a jam-packed entertainment program, great food, carnival attractions, showbags and the nightly fireworks will return, and there’s an amazing array of free things to do at this year’s Show – many of which are covered in the Show Magazine and theshow.com.au.