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Adelaide Animal Expo 2017

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by Jenny Brice (subscribe)
I enjoy photography and writing, new places and experiences, living on the edge of the Barossa Valley and my involvement with animals. You are welcome to visit my photography website www.jennybrice.com
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Paradise for animal lovers
The enormously popular annual Adelaide Animal Expo is a must attend attraction for all animal lovers. It also provides an enjoyable day out for families with children on school holidays.

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The Adelaide Animal Expo - an event not to be missed!


The 2017 Expo will once again be held in the Adelaide Showgrounds air conditioned Wayville Pavilion and the dates for this year are Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April. Doors will open at 10am each day and close at 5pm.

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Dr Harry Cooper will be the star attraction at the Animal Expo.


Well-known veterinarian, Dr Harry Cooper from Better Homes and Gardens will be the star attraction at the 2017 Expo. Dr Harry will appear on stage each day to speak about choosing and caring for pets and will also be available in between stage appearances to meet individual members of the public and answer questions about their animals.

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Dog breeders and groups will showcase their breeds and activities.


Leading animal experts, including veterinarians, will be available to offer advice on a wide range of animal topics. Pet sitters, boarding facilities, groomers, pet food manufacturers, pet and wildlife rescue organisations and Zoos SA will all answer questions and provide information on their services.

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Visitors to the Expo will be able to hold and touch lizards and many other creatures.


Hundreds of animals will be on display to delight members of the public visiting the Expo, including different breeds of dogs and cats, rabbits, cavies (guinea pigs), ferrets, poultry, caged birds, fish, snakes, lizards and rescued wildlife. Many of these animals will be available for members of the public to touch and cuddle and their owners and handlers will be happy to answer questions about their animals.

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Wildlife rescue organisations will display kangaroos and other native animals.


Dog and cat breeders and groups will be in attendance to showcase their chosen breeds and activities, speak to people, answer questions and offer advice and information. Trained dogs and their owners will put on a display of doggy dancing each day.

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Cats and kittens of many different breeds will be on display at the Expo.


Visitors to the Expo will be able to view an enormous range of pet products including pet beds, rugs and mats, cat furniture, bowls, leads, grooming equipment, pet clothing, toys, animal enclosures, food and treats. Many of these items will be on sale at special Expo prices, giving pet owners a great opportunity to take home something new or a special treat for their own animals.

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Expo visitors can take the opportunity to purchase treats and toys for their pets.


The walk through animal nursery is always a very popular attraction at the Expo. Filled with lambs and sheep, goats and kids, calves, pigs, poultry, rabbits and other small animals, it will delight and enchant many children and give them an opportunity to cuddle and interact with animals they may not normally be familiar with. Many parents enjoy the opportunity provided by the animal nursery to take photos of their children' reactions as they meet the animals.

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The walk-through animal nursery is always a highlight of the Expo.


Admission prices for the Animal Expo are $10.00 for Adults and $8.00 for pensioners. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

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Children will have the opportunity to meet and pat many different dogs.


The Animal Expo admission price also includes admission to several other life style events being held concurrently at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo where you can see and buy the latest in home renovations, furnishings, décor and outdoor living and learn from industry experts at do-it-yourself demonstrations and seminars
The Food and Cooking Show which will tempt your taste buds and offer you the opportunity to buy the best in food, kitchens, appliances and products
The April Gift and Craft Market filled with opportunities for you to grab a bargain from amongst thousands of products, many of which are handmade.

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Visitors to the Animal Expo can also look through the Sunday Mail Home Living Expo


The venue is wheelchair friendly with toilets and baby change facilities. A variety of food and drinks will be available in the food court outside the Wayville Pavilion where there is a good supply of tables and chairs if you wish to sit down to eat.

Adelaide, Animal, Expo, 2017, cat, beds, furniture
A large range of pet products, including cat beds and furniture will be on sale.


Getting to the Adelaide Showgrounds is easy with a variety of travel options available.

Bus – Several routes service the Showground with bus stops 1 or 2 on Goodwood Road being the most convenient to the Adelaide Showground.

Tram – A tram departs from Victoria Square in the city and from outside the Adelaide Railway Station every 20 minutes, and takes five minutes to reach Goodwood Road Station, Stop 3. It is then a five-minute walk from the tram stop to the Adelaide Showground

Train –The Adelaide Showground Station is located on the south-eastern corner of Anzac Highway and Greenhill Road and is fully integrated with the Showground.

Bike Track – Cycling is a great way to access the Adelaide Showground from all areas.

Taxi – The Adelaide Showground is a five-minute taxi ride from the Adelaide CBD and a fifteen-minute journey from Adelaide Airport. Taxis can be called for pickup from the Goyder Forecourt on Goodwood Road, or the Rose Terrace entrance.

Car – The Adelaide Showground is bounded by Goodwood Road, Greenhill Road and Anzac Highway and is easily accessible from all three arterial roads. Off-street, ticketed parking on the showgrounds can be accessed via the Leader Street gate or the Rose Terrace gate. Parking prices are: First half hour Free; ˝ to 2 hours $3.00; Over 2 hours $8.00.

People on foot can enter the showgrounds via the Kidman gate on Rose Terrace or the Ridley gate on Goodwood Road.

Please note that visitors' pets cannot be brought into the event.

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Visitors to the Expo will meet dogs of many sizes.


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Why? Meet many animals and enjoy all things animal.
When: 28th to 30th April, 2017
Phone: 08 8297 1688
Where: Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville
Cost: Adults - $10, Concessiion - $8, Children under 15 with an adult - free.
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