A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Low-cost family fun
The Doveton Show was established over a decade ago, originally to provide a low cost, local event as an alternative to the costly Royal Melbourne Show. 5,000 visitors showed up to the first-ever Doveton Show and visitor numbers in recent years have hovered around the 20,000 mark. Entry prices are a very affordable $1 per person, or $5 for a family of six. The show will be held on Sunday 22nd September from 10am until 4pm.
The Doveton Show is held at Myuna Farm in Doveton and attracts families from all over South East Melbourne. Similar to the Royal Melbourne Show but on a smaller scale there will be rides, animals and stalls, and of course the ever popular show bags. These are provided by 3 community organisations – Riding For Disabled (RDA), Eumemmerring Scouts and Fountain Gate Junior Football club. Prices range from $6 to $30.
Entertainment and live shows abound at the Doveton Show, with two stages to choose from. The Pioneer Stage will play host to many shows featuring animals such as a reptile display and a sheep shearing demonstration. The Main Stage will showcase performing arts and local clubs, such as the Nazareth College Band and Flash Twinkle Toes.
Browse a range of community stalls where the kids will be kept busy with Bunning's craft activities and sand sculpting - to name but a few. Then keep tummies full with a pit-stop at the food trucks. Look out for Fatboys food truck, serving up delicious cheesesteaks and loaded fries. Rides are available for all ages including thrill rides for $6 each and family rides for $3 each. If you fancy a day full of fun without the hefty price tag, the Doveton Show is the place to go.