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Chair Ride, Royal Adelaide Show
Chair Ride, Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)


In 2014 the Royal Adelaide Show is celebrating its 175th Birthday!

And, for the first time in those 175 years, the Royal Show will now cover 2 full weekends!

The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia's biggest annual event and is run by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia.

The Show is 2 weeks of full-on fun and excitement for the whole family.

Dog Judging, Royal Adelaide Show
Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)


There are food and wine tastings, entertainment with bands and performing artists, exhibitions and displays, fashion parades, competitions, showbags, animals (livestock and pets); farmyard nursery, sideshows, carnival rides, pig racing, wood chopping, dog and cat judging and much, much more; more than I can list here.

Some of the new attractions this year include:
Tinker Tailor Fashion Maker – a magical journey through 175 years of fashion'
Jaguar Classic Car Display
Heritage Tractor Trail and
the Competitive Sections; each celebrating the birthday year with a difference!

Royal Adelaide Show
Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)


And, on Saturday the 13th September, you can be part of a Guinness World Record attempt too. Hopefully the existing world record of 5200 playing the Angklung will be smashed by Adelaide show-goers!

An Angklung is a traditional Indonesian instrument - there will be 10,000 of them available to play. If you want to be part of the World Record attempt, you can register here or just turn up from 6pm.

Unbreakable Hilux Heroes, Royal Adelaide Show
Unbreakable Hilux Heroes, Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)


Show times:
5th to 14th September. 9am to 11pm

Ticket prices are:

Adults: $23 at the gate or $20 if pre-purchased from IGA or Foodland
Concession: $18.75 or $16.50 if pre-purchased from IGA or Foodland
Children aged 5 to 15: $15 at the gate or $13 if pre-purchased from IGA or Foodland
Children under the age of 5 are free

There are discounts for Schools and Group bookings, check the RAS website for more info

There are a few family friendly admit/ride packages that can be purchased and offer a saving - check the Royal Adelaide Show website for all the details.


Getting to the Wayville Showgrounds is easy. You can drive yourself and park or let someone else do the driving by catching public transport. Trains, trams and buses stop nearby and often.

Royal Adelaide Show
Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)


The Showgrounds is a large and very busy place. There are many facilities and services that are available to you while you visit the Show, for example: ATM's, Lost Children help, Parcel Minding Service, Disability Services, Lockers, Wheelchair and Stroller Hire, and much more. Check the website for all the info and get the most out of your day at the Show.

Don't forget to like the Royal Adelaide Show's Facebook page - there are lots of tips and information being updated to the page daily.
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Why? Go to the Show
When: 5th to 14th September 2014
Phone: 8210 5211
Where: Wayville Showgrounds
Cost: Entry costs vary, check the website
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