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High Tail it to The Royal Melbourne Show

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by Julia Hebaiter (aka Julia Svoice) (subscribe)
Owns 'FoodLit'. Highly qualified, established food & lifestyle writer, former restaurateur, founder professional writing business, Articul8. Long, diverse writing history, passion for food culture, the land & inspired food
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Tweety Bird's a Showstopper
It's fun, it's fabulous.
Looney Tunes
Roll Up, Roll up...
The Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria's largest, most popular community event, springs to life at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday 21st September to Wednesday October 2nd.

I'll be there with bells on - or a sun hat at least - and maybe some dangly earrings for the sake of it. Why? Because I love it. I loved it as a kid; I love it now, albeit for different reasons.

As a kid, it was all about showbags and rides.

As a teenager it was all about showbags, rides and boy-spotting.

Now it's all about connection with the land, animals, food and art that makes 'the show' an annual event for me - although a well-built woodchopper wielding his axe is still likely to catch my eye.

Some things, thankfully, never change.

While most people are aware of the main attractions, here are a few of the more obscure (and I think more exciting) show experiences on offer:

Watch calves being born
Learn some egg-citing ways to test the freshness of your eggs
Pat a chook
Plant a herb garden in an old shoe
Dress up a scarecrow
Royal Show

Step into the Masterchef Kitchen and find out how many eggs and kilos of flour it takes to make 3780 pancakes (just in case you ever need to)
Watch a hair-raising 10-storey high tightrope walk
Get up close and personal with a cow
Catch Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang in Classroom Capers

Some things, thankfully, never change.

See you at the show.
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Why? To Cuddle Up To Bugs & Tweety
When: 21 Sept to 2 Oct
Phone: 1300 656 547
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds Epsom Road Ascot Vale
Cost: Starting at $23 per adult (early bird) with plenty of good value bundles available too
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