Everyone loves the show but without a watchful eye on your purse, it can be a very pricey day.

That’s why we’ve done the research to find you our list of 100 Free things you can do at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show!

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Be sure to share with your friends and family and make your dollars stretch a whole lot further this year!

  1. Enjoy the Permaculture display in Farm Expo
  2. Meet the Adelaide Football Club Women’s Team 3
  3. Test your general knowledge on Cats with cat-ology on the Pet Centre Stage
  4. Admire the strength of South Australia’s strongmen as they pull heavy machinery down the Kingsway!
  5. Learn about the role of the Vietnamese communities in South Australia’s horticulture industry with the Vietnamese Garden display
  6. Discover a taste of China with the Shandong Display in Jubilee Pavilion
  7. See five-time world record holder, Ian Jamieson attempt the ‘motorcycle tunnel of fire’ on the Main Arena!
  8. Visit the MAC Box in Jubilee Pavilion, for an interactive road safety experience like never before!
  9. Take time to wonder at the incredible Photography exhibits
  10. Sing and dance along with Emma and Lachy from the Wiggles on the Goyder Stage Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY!
  11. See the Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tour on Friday 8 September!
  12. See your favourite Home and Away stars on the Golden North Stage at 12.30pm, Saturday 2 September!
  13. Stare at the Scarecrows on display in the Horticulture area
  14. Get a free spine check and posture screening from Spinecare Chiropractic
  15. Try your hand at reading the news or meet your favourite celebrities at the Channel 7 Experience
  16. See retired racehorses and their owners glammed up for the ‘Fashions Off the Track’ competition!
  17. Join Peppa Pig and her whole family as they play games, dress up and enjoy a day out on the Goyder Stage Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY!
  18. Learn more about the dairy industry and cheers on the competitors of the Cows Create Careers Challenge!
  19. Sit on a police motorcycle and have your photo taken at the South Australian Police stand
  20. See the skills of South Australian shearers in the State Sheep Shearing Championships
  21. Take your loved one to the ‘Love Seat’ in the orchid display at the #AdelShow!
  22. Join The Funny Farmers as they try to get their farm in order with the help of their lovable friend Jolly Joy – the big dancing cow!
  23. Visit the Pet Centre Stage and enjoy the daily entertainment program
  24. Holden or Ford? Cheer on your favourite during the V8 Ute Challenge with female drivers Kelly Wong & Lisa Walker!
  25. Enjoy the sheep shearing demonstrations in the Old Ram Shed & Learning Centre
  26. Sauna anyone? Visit iHealth Saunas for a free minute sauna!
  27. Visit the Golden North Stage at 1.30pm daily to get involved with the Golden North ice-cream eating competition!
  28. Marvel at the the synchronism of the Section 4s on the Main Arena
  29. Visit Santa’s Wonderland free sleigh selfie
  30. Get Ready for Action with Ryder, Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol on the Goyder Stage Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY!
  31. See the only licenced dairy in metropolitan Adelaide in action at the Exhibition Milking Dairy
  32. Have a go on the Australian Air Force Cadets flight simulator
  33. Snap a selfie with a baby croc at the Walk With The Wild exhibit
  34. Watch Show icon, Oz Rocketman perform his gravity-defying feat in the Main Arena
  35. Enjoy the alpacas shearing displays in the Alpaca Judging ring
  36. Meet the Bananas in Pyjamas to celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Saturday 9 September from 10am on the ABC stage.
  37. Enjoy the musical performance of the Royal Australian Navy Band South Australia
  38. Check out the beef cattle interbreed judging
  39. Meet ‘Bronte’ at the DonateLife SA stand to learn about organs and tissue that can be donated for transplantation
  40. Enjoy the slick moves and tight four-part harmonies, of four-piece male vocal group, The 60 Four
  41. Meet a breeder to find your next pet with the different breeds of dogs on show
  42. Celebrate the contribution of Holden to South Australia, with a display of vehicles from eras
  43. Sample food and beverages from Kangaroo Island, Cocolat, Ned Kelly Wines, Coal River and more in the Goyder Food & Wine precinct
  44. Hear the thunder of hoofs as Harness Racing makes it return to the Main Arena!
  45. See daily demonstrations of various specialist arts and crafts in the Duncan Gallery
  46. Try your hand at milking a cow in the Legendairy Milking Barn
  47. Chill out to the tunes of Adelaide’s local up-and-coming talent in the Kingsway
  48. Let your imagination grow wild in Sophie’s Garden display
  49. Experience the excitement of sheep auctions as some of Australia’s best sheep go under the hammer! 18WHAT’S HOT
  50. See the Parade of Utes on the Main Arena as part of the Royal Show Ute Muster
  51. Snap a selfie with #AdelShow mascot, Wheaty McWheatface!
  52. Relax and enjoy the cool grooves and sweet swinging sounds of the South Australian Police Band
  53. Make some feline friends during the cat judging in the Pet Centre
  54. Learn what makes a great pastry when 2014 MKR Winner Bree May judges the Professional Baking competition!
  55. Snap a selfie with the robot from outer-space at Alien Abduction!
  56. Be part of the monkey business with family favourites, the Amazing Drumming Monkeys!
  57. Follow the BankSA #AGSPLORERS Track and complete the ag-tivities to receive your reward!
  58. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi in the Advanced Technology Pavilion
  59. Be amazed by the circus skills of over 60 mice at Saul’s Mouse Mania in the Pet Centre
  60. See the Ride Against Suicide Parade in the Main Arena to show your support for positive mental health
  61. Meet the real people and the cows behind the milk, cheese and yoghurt in your fridge on a Legendairy Farmer Tour!
  62. Embrace the energy of The Zimbabwe Brothers as they perform their awesome acrobatic feats!
  63. View the craftsmanship of the farriers and blacksmiths on the Beef Cattle Judging Lawn
  64. Visit the flower adorned mermaid and her flying friends in Goyder Pavilion
  65. Get up close with the farm animals in the BankSA Farmyard Nursery
  66. Cheer on your favourite pilot in the Australian Drone Racing Championships
  67. The whips will be cracking hard and fast at the State Whip Cracking Championship
  68. See who will take the title of Milking Champions in the Celebrity Milk-Off
  69. Marvel at some of Australia’s finest Horses-In-Action
  70. Take a step back in time with the Vintage Machinery display
  71. Cheer on the regional teams as they compete in the State Final for the Young Farmers Challenge
  72. Fly over to see the feathered champions in the Poultry Pavilion
  73. Be amazed by the precision driving of Team D-Max on the Main Arena
  74. Test your grain knowledge in the Golden Grains Pavilion
  75. Visit Specsavers in Jubilee for free eye health checks and kids vision tests
  76. Welcome new Australians at our Citizenship Ceremony on the Goyder Stage
  77. Join in on the excitement of the Flyball competition on the Dairy Cattle Judging Lawn
  78. See the Showtime FMX riders perform amazing stunts on the Main Arena
  79. Admire the mouth-watering cookery displays in the Duncan Gallery
  80. Visit the Old Ram Shed to see wool spinning and weaving demonstrations
  81. See the champion livestock on show in the Grand Parade
  82. Beat the crowds to score your seat to see the Pig Racing and Diving
  83. Watch the traditional agricultural sport of Sheaf Tossing
  84. Learn about the history of the Show in the Archives Museum
  85. Get your groove on with the Dances with Dogs competition presented by Bucket O’ Beef!
  86. See toys come to life in the musical extravaganza ‘Tinker Tailor’s Magical Toy Shop’
  87. Visit Moonglow in Market Bazaar to discover your aweinspiring personal moon!
  88. See some of South Australia’s best fruit on display in the Horticulture area
  89. Pay a visit to the goats and alpacas
  90. Meet the mascots of the Show in the Street Parade at 12.30pm daily!
  91. Sample some delicious tea varieties at the Tea Tonic stand in Goyder Pavilion
  92. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about pigs and more at the Pigs & People display
  93. Participate in an olive oil, wine or beer & cider tasting at the Cellar Door Experience
  94. Head to the Kids’ Corner to play giant games and activities
  95. Watch axemen and women from across Australia and New Zealand in the woodcutting competition
  96. Hold baby animals and learn more about agriculture in the Learning Centre.
  97. Wonder at the RAA fireworks every night on the Main Arena!
  98. Sample South Australia’s finest delicacies in the Taste SA Pavilion.
  99. Vote for your favourite artwork in the Royal Adelaide Art Prize and be in the running to win a Wallis Cinemas Double Gold Pass!
  100. Hop along to see the Rabbit Show Jumping competition in the Pet Centre on Wednesday 6 September!

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Belinda Jennings is a fun-loving mum who’s a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. When she’s not tap, tap, tapping at the keyboard Belinda can be found happily wrangling two small boys and loving on her superstar husband. Good conversation, close friends and fine chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. She believes life’s too short for bad coffee, folding fitted sheets and not wearing your favourite shoes.

360 Comments

    • Tiffany Austin sanchez Reply

      The smell of donuts, the scent of manure, the screams children the show I love for sure. The animals and the baking, the cooking and the food. Please take me to the show for now Iam in the mood!

    • I love the joy on my kids faces when they first enter the Showgrounds and see all these new and exciting things around them!

    • I love the food and wine tastings but love that there is something for all the family to enjoy doing on the day having 3 children to keep entertained makes for a fun day out together

    • Would love to see the joy on my gran children’s faces to send them to the show they love the animals rides side show Ally and Dagwood dogs

  1. I love that is is more then just the side shows and showing. It’s an educational experience for the kids as well

  2. Caroline Kelly Reply

    I love seeing the fabulous floral displays and the farmyard animals that are friendly enough to be patted by people of all ages.

  3. Love the show because I get to spend quality time with my family, enjoy some delicious food, go on some thrilling rides and go crazy in the show bag hall.

  4. Lang Cheung Reply

    I love seeing the joy on my kid’s faces as they see the all the sights and hear all the sounds of the show..

  5. Family friendly, lots to do and see for all ages. The atmosphere is electric.

  6. Best of all is that there is something for everyone. Serious, fun, new, old, interesting, quirky, curious…the Royal Show has it all covered and you can spend a whole day there and go home exhausted!

  7. The animals!!!! – mostly the farm animals that have come to the show with county kids – what a fun experience for them!

  8. I love the random experiences I can have with my boy’s & the memories that come with it. The last time we went they were “on the radio” & “made a news segment” for channel 7 as well as “getting a tractor license” & one of our favourite things is always the pig racing 🙂

  9. I love spending time wrapped up in blankets to keep warm with my family watching the evening entertainment and the excitement of waiting for the fireworks.

  10. Lynda Pollock Reply

    I love taking my kids and spending quality family time but more than anything is seeing the smile light up on my 3 and half yr olds face as he has mild Autism so seeing the bright lights and all the things to see and do will make him smile. He is not bothered about what things cost as long as he can see and touch he will be excited by all the free things to see and do there. Can’t wait to take them.

  11. Catherine Gipson Reply

    I love the Royal Show because there’s something for everyone. The family is entertained all day with the rides, showbags, exhibitions, free shows and great food!

  12. I love the ferris wheel and the cake displays. My son an I look forward to both every year.

  13. There is so much to love at the show but I love visiting the Pet Centre and the pavilions. The sideshows are always a hit too. I just love the show atmosphere!

  14. Nicole Woods Reply

    Aside from the food….? I love seeing it through the kid’s eyes. There’s always something new for the kids to discover and their excitement is so infectious!

  15. Being able to spend family time with the kids and showing them things they wouldnt normally see. Making memories at the Royal Adelaide Show!

  16. Peter Gerard Reply

    I love spending happy quality time with my Family at the Royal Adelaide Show every Year. The rides are the BEST!

  17. I love watching my kids faces when they win on the side shows even if it’s only a small toy

  18. Would have to be fireworks and the animals. Trying to win for my brother and sister in law before they get deployed

  19. The best thing is the joy on my daughters face as she takes everything all in.

  20. Family get together with children and grandchildren and memories of my times at the show as a child

  21. I love all the family friendly sections! So much fun with the kiddies!

  22. Cathy Frost Reply

    My favourite thing at the show are the rides – the scarier the better 😀

  23. I love watching my kids eyes light up at all the magical things the show has to offer as we are from far north of SA and never get to see showrides,horses,cows so on.

  24. we love watching the Pig Races cheering on our favourite and see the baby animals and the show bags are the kids favourite

  25. Jenny Woods Reply

    Love going with my grandkids & spending the day checking out all the signts, then topping it off with the wonderful fireworks display.

  26. Michelle Green Reply

    I love the Team D-Max precision driving team. Always been my favourite since u was a little kid, love watching the precision driving.

  27. I love the animals, as i love to see my childrens faces light up when they see them. Especially the baby animals 🙂

  28. Simone Arkley Reply

    I love watching my kids faces as it goes from light to dark and everything is lit up, every year it’s like they are seeing it for the first time.

  29. Chantelle Mattschoss Reply

    The FREE stuff!! Especially taking my little man to look at the animals and the little kiddie farm where’s there’s more interaction. He loves the tractors and all things farming in the big halls plus love all the free samples of food and drinks!!

  30. I love the family friendly atmosphere and the smiles on the kids faces having the best day

  31. Love to see my daughters face light up when she walks through the gates and sees all the lights and sounds. We love the animals and the fire works.

  32. Chelsea Crispin Reply

    Love the whole thing but most of all seeing my 2 year old with a big smile on her face when she sees the animals

  33. I still love going through the showbag section of the newspaper and then purchasing at the show . My son doesn’t get why I do it . I love the games and trying to win my son teddies, which we end up buying when I lose. I also love that every year my son is adamant he is going in the Haunted House, but then can’t bring himself to do it. For weeks before the show he talks about it. I’ll have to buy him something special the year he does it!

  34. I love toffee apples. Fairy floss. Dagwood dogs and most of all the fireworks

  35. The show always makes me feel happy, It is one of the only things that makes me feel carefree and child like again!

  36. I would just love to take kids to the show. We took our oldest one when she was 3 (now 12) and she enjoyed the few rides and the baby farm animals. We didn’t have a funds to take our middle one (8) and the youngest one (6) yet. But I am expect they would be just happy to be there and soak the excitement and fun.

  37. We’ve never been to the Royal Adelaide Show, but my kids are very excited about the show bags

  38. Love the fireworks!! We don’t get out much as a family so this would be a real treat for us and a fantastic time for amazing memories.

  39. The atmosphere and the excited faces of my children. Smiles and eyes wide open!!

  40. Kimberley Short Reply

    I love the atmosphere and the whole buildup to the event for my children. My oldest son has been asking when the show is on since the beginning of the year! It’s a fun family day out making memories.

  41. Angela Elliott Reply

    As a pensioner the last time I went to the show was probably 10 years ago I can’t afford to go now, but when I do it’s like all my Christmases in one!!

  42. Our boys absolutely love visiting all the animals and of course staying up late to watch the fireworks!!

  43. I love all that is the show from the classic yellow brick road to the carnies to the animals talented craftsman rides and of course the fireworks – red red lol looking forward to passing on my love to my almost 3 year old!!

  44. I love watching my childrens faces. They get so excited. The best part for me.

  45. Nicole Bolto Reply

    I love watching the excitement and wonder on my
    2 beautiful, precious daughters faces. Hands down, that is the best part of the show for me.

  46. Rebecca Drosse Reply

    So many things! We love the rides, showbags, animals and exhibition pavillions. We also enjoyed the after dark arena entertainment for the first time last year. 🙂

  47. The sights, sounds and smells, takes me back to when I was a child. And seeing my kids smiling/laughing, happy faces.

  48. My girls and I love the fireworks, but can’t say no to the animals!

  49. I love Bertie Beetles and suffer from withdrawls most of the year waiting for the Show to come around again! I also love seeing the smiles and wonder on my girls faces and watching their senses go into overload!

  50. Love the excitement on the kids face and the family time spent together. Love the atmosphere!!

  51. We love the Yellow Brick Road. It gives us all an excuse to go through all of the pavilions

  52. We grew up listening to my Mum’s stories of the Royal Show, and when I moved to Adelaide I had to discover it for myself! I love finding new things to discover with my kids.

  53. Evelyn Hubbard Reply

    The whole show experience! There’s nothing like going to the show as an adult with your own children and seeing them get as excited as you did as a kid. The rides, the showbags, the food, the sights, everything is all part of one enjoyable experience.

  54. Rebecca Ziersch Reply

    I love the family friendly atmosphere. I love all the animals. So many fun free activities, you just have to read the Show guide and plan your day. Can’t wait to take my little man (2 years old) he’s obsessed with animals.

  55. Jennifer Hammond Reply

    It would be perfect As my partners kids have been keen for the show since they left last yr as they didnt get much time in there so i would love to take them and their dad .

  56. Great and entertaining information all the time, show would be great too!

  57. So much to see and do, a really great day out. Entertainment for all the family.

  58. nicole gurney Reply

    Spending time with the family looking at all the exhibitors, love seeing the competitions and the kids always love the rides. A great day for all!

  59. After a joyful, fun filled day I love to rug up and watch the showtime fmx / fireworks with my two kids. ❤️

  60. Our favourite thing is the little piglet racers! It’s great to share this fun experiences we had as kids with our own children ♡

  61. We love walking through the pavillions taste testing, looking at the arts, crafts and baked goods.

  62. I love the atmosphere and excitement of the kids and how I used to feel when I was little. My son would love love the show he has never been

  63. It was all about the crazy rides when I was a little (lot) younger but now I just love seeing all the flowers and the woodwork and wood chopping and going to see who has won all the decorative cake prizes! Oh, and toffee apples. I loooove toffee apples.

  64. Yandinna Skvaridlo Reply

    I love the show bags and all the big teddies you can win. The woodchopping is cool too, and the kids really love the haunted house.

  65. honestly just love the smiles on my kids faces as they have fun on rides and exploring.

  66. I love the exciting atmosphere of the whole event. There’s something about the smell of cinnamon, hot chips and dagwood dogs, the “whhiiiirrr” of the rides and sounds of the side shows, fairy floss, giant teddies, and lollipops that just has to make you smile.

  67. My family love visiting the animals and enjoy getting a farm experience from the show

  68. I love that there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The kids love all the animals, rides, show bags and fireworks and the parents love all the food and wine tasting. It’s all around a great family day out.

  69. I love all the free things to see and do as it gets so expensive especially with 3 kids

  70. Doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from there is something that excites everyone-leaving amazing memories

  71. I love the smiles on my little girls face! The showbags, woodchopping and the pig racing!

  72. The variety of things to do! It’s always fun to try new and exciting things with the family!

  73. We love the wood chopping, all the animal pavilions, the car and motorbike shows and of course the fireworks!

  74. Vicki Johns Reply

    I love to watch the wood chopping & the going on the ferries wheel with my grand kids.

  75. Qould love to take the family to the show this year for a treat as we are trying to save our engagement party and the thing’s we love to do there are looking at all the parvillons animals wood choping fides and The showbags for the kids

  76. Nichelle Mold Reply

    All the exhibits and seeing what people have made and all the effort.

  77. Riarna Springbett Reply

    I love the atmosphere. Everyone is happy, joyful with smiles on their faces and having a wonderful time. The show really creates a lovely space for excitement!

  78. Me, this big crazy, spinning, fast rides
    Miss 7 loves the roller coaster
    The mr is all about the food
    All love the fire works

  79. Gervase D'Sylva Reply

    Gives the family an outing to visit another state and enjoy a sample of the best it has to offer.

  80. Heidi Wilkin Reply

    What is there not to love about the show. It’s one of my most exciting times of the year that i can not wait to come around. I love the atmosphere, the joy on my kids (and everyone else’s) faces when we get there and to be honest im like a kid when it comes to the show, i get all giggly and move from one bit to the next making sure i don’t miss a thing especially sideshow ally to see all the crazy people on the crazy rides. I cant even explain just how much we love the show. Its the best

  81. Amanda Vernik Reply

    I love the sounds, the screams, squeals of delight and ride/games noises. It will always be a happy and familiar sound. Also the chocolate lolly bags!!!

  82. Kylie Greening Reply

    I love going around to see all the animals with my family and they love putting balls into the clowns mouth and winning a prize

  83. Charmaine Lock Reply

    My kids love animals and would love the oppertunerty to visit the Adelaide show to see them.

  84. I love the atmosphere & the excitement. I would love to share that with my 3 & 4 year old daughters ☺

  85. Debra Black Reply

    I love the show jumping. Only time. I get to see it these days

  86. I love wadtching my daughter enjoying the sideshows, and visiting the show dogs and farm animals.

  87. I just love spending the day with my family and discovering all the fun things we can see and do there

  88. All of it! Spending the day out with the family, seeing our young girls faces light up a little more each year with excitement when we walk through the gates.
    The wide variety of delicious food the we wouldn’t treat ourselves to normally, the atmosphere, the joy all around, the dog hall, the shows. Just love it all! Can’t wait until they are both a bit older for a full day out and can stay for the fireworks without the over tired meltdowns at the end of the day!

  89. jessica de feudis Reply

    i Love the cakes and arts and crafts section so many talented people

  90. I love the pigs. Ever since I was a little girl I have loved walking through the big animal filled buildings. Occasionally someone puts a big spider that drops down at the end to scare everyone.

  91. Our family loves going to visit all of the farm animals and learning about different breeds of dogs and cats.

  92. I love the family, fun atmosphere and creating memories with our children.

  93. Alicia Thoman Reply

    We love following the Yellow Brick Road trail and collecting all the goodies. Our favourite entertainment to watch is the wood chopping and pig racing! Always a laugh!

  94. Its a day out with our grandchildren exploring everything country, where our food comes from, sideshow alley and to top it off the showbag pavilion, its a day full of laighs and wonderment all about them (and we love it too)

  95. Narelle schwartz Reply

    Love the family spending time together. And the fireworks.

  96. I just love watching our children look around in wonder at all of the sites. And spending time with the kids deciding on which showbags to get. I remember doing that as a kid too!

  97. I love everything from the atmosphere, food, rides, stalls, animals , wood chopping, car events, horse events. It’s all amazing and the fireworks at the end just makes it a memorable experience

  98. I show rabbits and the Royal is one of our biggest shows for the year. So excited to take my family along. So many wonderful things to see and do.

  99. We love the yellow brick road. With 4 small children, it’s a great way to explore everything and they still enjoy it. It keeps them interested and gives us an opportunity to have a little adventure as a family. Interacting with the animals, exploring the beautiful garden displays and they LOVE taste testing a few delicious treats along the way.

  100. I love the atmosphere. I remember being so excited as a kid. I can’t wait for my kids to experience the same feeling.

  101. My 4 kids love the excitement of the show and love seeing their happy faces as we go around looking at everything!

  102. The atmosphere the show brings, aswell as the rides and fireworks that my daughters love.

  103. I love sneaking there while the kids are at school with Hubby to look at all the things we thought were boring when we were kids

  104. I love spending time with family on the rides and watching the fireworks

  105. I love the atmosphere, there’s happy people everywhere enjoying family time together while being active outdoors!

  106. I love everything about the show it is such a family friendly place and my kids love going there and seeing all the animals a perfect family fun day

  107. Kodi Jackson Reply

    My favourite part of the show is all the memories and potential it holds. My parents used to occassionally take myself and my 7 siblings to the show as a learning experience, as we were all homeschooled. We’d learn about the animals, watch the woodchopping, look at the machinery… we’d each have to budget our own money for swhowbags and rides, and plan out what we wanted to do, which taught us organisation skills. I’d love to go again as it’s been years since I’ve been!

  108. I’ve always loved the show – since I was tiny myself. The cake decorating, the music, the pizza in a cone, the bonsai trees, the RAINBOW and the ZIPPER rides (long gone now), the yellow brick road. When I was little I used to love getting the fairy floss that had a little doll stuck on top! Now… this will be the second year I get to take my son… he is one, and I know he’s going to love the show just as much as me!

  109. The best thing about the show is seeing how happy it makes my kids, the look they get when they see the rides, the showbags halls…..i havent been in 5yrs with my lot i now have 6 boys that are hanging to go….its an expensive day but its worth every cent

  110. My kids and I really enjoy the dog and cat shows. They love seeing all the different breeds and it takes us a fair amount of time to wander through so it breaks up the day. Along with the pavilions, the farm animals and the other free stuff it stretches the day out and we’re not constantly spending money

  111. Dianne Childs Reply

    I love having a fun-filled day with my family watching the woodchopping, pig racing, dog agility trials and going on rides. The food, showbags, farm animals, it’s all on SHOW and I love it!

  112. I love taking my young kids to see all the animals. They get so excited.

  113. I love the yellow brick road. Takes you all over the show and plenty of goodies to nibble on throughout the day.

  114. alison mackrell Reply

    My son is 1 , and he’ll love to see the animals, especially the petting zoo.

  115. I love going out the farm barn, and all the rides I live all the thrills, oh and can’t forgot the corn dogs omg yum

  116. I love going to the show to spend the day with my hubby our 4 kids and my mum and brother and walking all over the show

  117. I love watching the look on my kids faces and how enchanted they look

  118. I love watching the look of amazement awe on my daughters face as we all watch the fireworks together.

  119. Jessykah Curtis Reply

    I absolutely love the rides and this year I’ll be taking my 5 year old boy. I can’t wait to show him all the rides too!

  120. sheree reardon Reply

    We love to visit the animals, see the entertainment, enjoy the rides & watch the fireworks

  121. I just love having a day of adventure with my family where we can completely spoil ourselves and make great memories 🙂

  122. I love the atmosphere and the animals! So many great things for the kids to enjoy

  123. I love looking at all the arts crafts and cakes and wish I could be so talented;) oh and of course my children’s faces light up 😉

  124. I love seeing my children’s faces ( 1 & 4) light up when we walk through the gates & the chance to have a family day together ❤

  125. I love seeing the exciting on the kids faces as they enter the show and how happy they are when they get to hold all the cute and cuddly baby animals.

  126. Katie Routley Reply

    I love taking the kids to see all of the animals! Especially the baby animals, the pigs & the cows. We also LOVE watching the jumping pigs!

  127. The RAA fireworks; Taste SA Pavilion; Woodchopping and ending the day with the Ferris wheel.

  128. We have always wanted to go to the Adelaide Show but have never had the opportunity. It would be fantastic to experience what Adelaide has to offer and enjoy the atmosphere.

  129. I Love everything about the show but the best thing is the looks on my kids faces when they hold the baby chickens.

  130. Jordana Hodgetts Reply

    I love how excited everybody is to be there, such a good family day out

  131. Louise Hehir Reply

    There are so many things we love to do. Show bags, show rides, animals to look at, displays, acts to watch and the food!

  132. I love spending fAMily time with kuds and seeing their big smiles when selecting showbags. And learning about the animals on show.

  133. I would really like to take my girls again. They have only ever been to the show once. They loved the show bags, rides, animals and fireworks. I really like seeing the cakes, stalls and monster trucks.

  134. Sophia Schmidt Reply

    I love the show every since I was little it was the highlight of my year. Now that I have a little girl I love it even more and I can’t wait to take her this year

  135. Kristy Winters Reply

    We follow the yellow brick road all the samoles save us money and we see alot.

  136. Love the atmosphere and the fact that there is something for everyone!

  137. The rides, show bags, and farmyard animals and just having a fun day out with the family

  138. Smells, the good ones will always take u back to been little. And a must to check out the decorated cakes omg ppl have some talent.

  139. I never went to the Royal Adelaide Show until I was 9 as my parents could not afford to take us and so told us it was in New Zealand. I now have children of my own and I want to make sure they sxperience the Royal Adelaide Show before they are 9. xx

  140. As a family we love the farm animals, particularly the sheep as friends of ours have a farm at Beetaloo Valley.. The children also lave the childrens area. The car performances. There are some ladies driving this year too, usually it is men only. The delicious food from various outlets, imcluding the Country Show Society. The crafts and floral art displays. Rides for the children and the fireworks after dark.

  141. Love spending time with the family and watching my daughter interact with the animals

  142. Sylvia Hrehoresen Reply

    I love going to the orchid display as they were my grandmother’s favourite flower and makes me feel closer to her

  143. Water and food to the show
    Pick one bag and ride on which they go
    Animals and ring events too
    Free kids activities are everywhere you go

  144. Mikala morris Reply

    I love the woodcutting. When my parents would take me they would make us watch it. Boring. Now that I’m a parent, I get it 100%, to sit down lol. My kids will be watching the woodcutting and ill enjoy the sitting down off my feet!!!

  145. Jenny Brandstrom Reply

    I love going to the show with my family to experience the excitement and swing my son really enjoy himself.

  146. Kelly walter Reply

    Seeing the expression on my lil ones face when we enter the showgrounds

  147. I love the Buzz, The family time spending Money on showbags no one needs but everyone should have and i love the squeels and laughter all around me.

  148. I think my kids 10, 9 and 5 would love the animals and we haven’t been able to go before so the looks on their face would be priceless

  149. I love seeing the kids enjoying th rides, playing with the animals and having a great day out!

  150. Cant wait to see my kids faces aged 16 and 7 when they arrive at their first royal adelaide show

  151. Alicia McDonald Reply

    The thing I love about the Royal Adelaide Show is the atmosphere. There are so many things to see and discover. Its a perfect family outing where everlasting memories are made.

  152. Absolutely everything! I’ve loved the Show since I was a child, it is my favourite time of year ❤ The animals, the showbags, the food, the displays, the entertainment, but mostly just the atmosphere, it is incredible and there is nothing like it. I still have the same sense of excitement as I did 25 years ago when I attended my first Show at 5 years old.

  153. Would love to take my boys to the show this year. Money is really tight so free tickets would definitely help

  154. We have never been to Adelaide winning tickets to this amazing show might just get us there..

  155. Shannon Lucas Reply

    I love the food, show food is the best and most of it comes on a stick!!!!

  156. I love seeing the kids enjoying th rides, playing with the animals and having a great day out!

  157. I know it’s not free. But yellow brick road is great value and takes you round the whole place

  158. I love the show because I love seeing how excited my son gets to see all the exhibits, the animals, the music etc. it’s an amazing family day out and I can’t wait to include our daughter in the fun.

  159. I love all the home made & hand made items people enter (I’ve entered in the cookery section for the 1st time this year!)… Can’t forget all the animals too!

  160. My favourite part of the show is sitting on the grass in the main arena with my family, looking in our showbags, watching the cars and motorbikes and having a coffee and warm cinnamon donuts then fireworks. Its just the best

  161. i love the CWA section and all the animals, my daughter loves the horses and will watch them all day, my sons love the rides

  162. We love everything about the show, from wondering through the pavilions to watching the events around the arena.

  163. I love the memories that the show brings back to my mind. I love the look on my kids faces when they experience the show and all the fun it brings. I love smelling the fairy floss and the food stands, seeing the animals, the fireworks and of course buying show bags. Mostly I love being there with my family and making more memories with them

  164. At the royal Adelaide show I love the baby animals always so cute and cuddly

  165. Watching my young children have a ball on the side show & having a great time!

  166. We love looking around at all the animals and stalls.
    Playing the side show games are also a highlight and the shos bags.
    Love the excitement on my boys faces it’s worth it

  167. We love the show because it caters for all the family 🙂

    We start our day enjoying waffles whilst watching the wood chopping! Before just wondering around enjoying the side shows, shows and rides. We have lunch and catch a ride on the train and wonder the pavilion.
    Before leaving we buy our show bags and make our way back to the car, where once we get home the kids decorate my lounge with their show bag goodies.

    Happy + Tired kids = Great memories

  168. Andrea McNamara (Kneebone) Reply

    Bumping into friends, seeing all the animals and friendly dogs, walking and looking at everything with building excitement for the fireworks.

  169. Rebecca Vozzo Reply

    I actually just love seeing my boys faces light up in amazement at all lights and action going on around them (3 & 5yrs old). The boys love all things animals and of course the rides I think.

  170. The smell! As soon as I walk through the gate I can smell hay, animals and hot donuts!

  171. The Royal Adelaide Show really is great for young and old and definitely the perfect opportunity for the Grandparents to spoil the Grandkids.

  172. Ellie Apostolopoulos Reply

    Seeing the animal and dog competitions makes me feel they have more talent than me.

  173. Rachael Luccon Reply

    Love the free shows for the kids- my 2 year old would love seeing Peppa, Emma and Lachy and Paw Patrol!

  174. Mary Moschovakis Reply

    the smiles, the laughter the sheer excitement and enjoyment it brings to my gorgeous nephews… making a great family day for all

  175. Rebecca Valenti Reply

    I love the memory of my son’s huge grin when we took him to the show for the first time last year. We’re looking forward to even more happy times this year!

  176. I love the atmosphere at the show. I love seeing all the animals. I would love to bring along my toddler for the first time.

  177. I love seeing the cakes, the photography, the wood chopping, the animals….actually I love everything about the show!

  178. We love going to the show and doing the yellow brick road and visiting the baby animals

  179. I love that The Show ignites my 3 year olds passion for learning and gives me hope that the best things in life can’t be learnt from an ipad.

  180. Having never taken my kids before I used to love the excitement and build up of going to the Show. Saving pocket money and going through the paper to decide which show bags to purchase!

  181. We love everything about the show! It’s such a great family day

  182. Tamara Williams Reply

    I love the rides and the show bag hall! It’s even better now seeing my kids faces light up when they see all the bright lights and amazing things!!

  183. I just love the excitement and quality time with the kids and hubby.

  184. Kerry McGee Reply

    I love the joy and laughter it gives my girls! They love the rides and sideshows and picking out a show bag is so exciting for them!

  185. I love the cats. And I also love (not) keeping Master 6 away from copious amounts of sugar!

  186. Love the kids faces of just the simple things … the animals, fireworks, free shows on the stages.

  187. Watching the wonder in my girls eyes as they discover all the amazing new things – sharing my memories with them as we walk around, love the history, the tradition, the family time

  188. Animals, Sideshows, Dippy Dogs, Donuts, Showbags, Rides and more,
    I love how the Royal Adelaide Show brings out my inner child to soak up the atmosphere and explore.

  189. Sam Allen-Stephens Reply

    I love that after my kids drag me around to look at the animals, showbags etc., I can drag them around while I taste and buy a whole load of wine

  190. I love doing the yellow brick road. I get to see everything that way. This year though i think the family fav would be main stage with emma and lachy. (My little wiggles fan will go crazy)

  191. Where do i start… we love everything about the show… its a great family day out from having fun on rides to looking at animals.. wd love the yellow brick road.. and cant forget showbags!!!

  192. Charmaine Schlaefer Reply

    I love the farm animals and to top the night off the fireworks

  193. I love taking my kids to the show and watching the awe and excitement they feel enjoying the rides, animals, following the yellow brick road etc.

  194. I love what was the yellow brick road. We always did as a family no matter right up until I moved away as an adult. Back in Adelaide it is the first time I will do it with my family and kids. I’m very exciting to finally be sharing the show with them.

  195. I just love watching my kids faces light up when they are looking at all the sights, listening to the sounds and experiencing the wonders the show offers. It takes me back to when I was a kid.

  196. Rachel Stribling Reply

    I am particularly excited this year as all 3 of my boys entered conpetitions to share their photography. They are so very excited and would love to see their exhibits!

  197. I love wondering around the pavilions looking at the art’s, crafts and amazing baking while sipping on a fresh squeezed orange juice. After that a dose of hot cashews and some strawberries in chocolate sauce while walking to the dogs and dairy sections. Here I get ready to indulge in a game or two in the ally and then off to the ghost train. After it’s icecream and watching the pig races. Awesome day topped off with a charlesworth show bag and a dose of sore but satisfied feet.

  198. I like walking through all the exhibitions and looking at new products and ideas on the things I like to do.

  199. Helen Curtis Reply

    I love everything about the Royal Adelaide Show! I desperately want to go and spend the day with my camera, joined by a few photography friends. There is so much to shoot there!

  200. I love EVERYTHING! I’m just a big kid at heart so sharing it with my children, 20, 8 & 6, is what it’s about! The sights, the sounds the scents.. I’m like a kid again every time the show rolls into town..

  201. I love laughing at my partner freaking out and the roaming clowns and mimes, it’s hilarious.

  202. I love the list it’s helped me with knowing what to do at the show and it won’t cost me a fortune

  203. We love visiting all of the different animals and watching the wood chopping competition.

  204. I love the baby animals and my kids will love the FMX bikes tgis year too. Cant go past a quick game on the clowns either.

  205. The motorcycle tunnel of fire sounds really cool and we love visiting the farm animals and flower display

  206. Tracy Miller Reply

    What i love most about the show is how it brings my children to life. They aren’t stuck face first in a laptop or phone. The look on their faces when they go on a new ride, win a toy from the clowns, receive a showbag. Even that look of awe when they watch pig races and woodchopping. Its the only time of the year i get to see my kids genuinely love being kids in this hectic age of technology.

  207. I like the yellow brick road, our children love the farm animals and all the stage acts.

  208. I love sharing family time in such a plave of joy. One of our favorite attractions is the kids animals. However it looks like a few kids shows on this year that the kids will love too.

  209. Ratna Semuli Reply

    Too much to choose from as it’s just awesome family time especially with new addition who will love all the excitement happening around him and my four year loves the Ferris Wheel, cuddling baby animals and Showbags of course!

  210. Seeing how much fun the children have, and being around all of the farm animals. Then at the end of the day running around, sitting on the grass while the children run around and play, and eat, and then watching the fireworks together. It is a magical part of the show.

  211. We have only just moved here, so have never experienced the Adelaide Show before! Our girls would absolutely love to go!

  212. I love the yellow brick road and I am sure my grandchildren will enjoy following the Yellow brick road with me.

  213. Lisa Bongiorno Reply

    To save money at the show, you buy a family ticket, it’s so much cheaper than buying individual tickets, plus you have a family outing together.

  214. We here at our house love every single thing about the show! But what this mumma loves most of all, is the joy on my children’s faces when we arrive & it doesn’t stop all day long, brings tears to my eyes sometimes seeing them with not a care in the world just pure happiness. I still get that exciting feeling in my tummy when it’s show day, as I did when I was a kid, but it’s slightly different these days, because I now get to share that feeling with my little ones! There’s just so much fun & excitement to be had at the show

  215. I love watching the wood chopping. They move so fast. I also like the crafts, they’re so lovely. I’m amazed at the skills people have. The cooking areas make me hungry. And I love the ice cream hall. i get excited about the show but I never liked going with babies.

  216. I love the Yellow Brick Road. It makes you see the best of everything at the show.

  217. Ellen Bennett Reply

    I love the nostalgia and memories of my childhood but my favourite part is the fireworks and the dippydogs my 2 daughters have never been so hoping to share some nostalgia with them this year

  218. Catherine Coley Reply

    The Show is a great place for fun family to, no matter how old the kids are.

  219. My kids would absolutely love to see Paw Patrol! I would love a chip on the stick… or 2!

  220. Kathy Gwatking Reply

    The whole entire atmosphere, the smells the sights the sounds – havent been in over 7 years due to health issues but maybe just maybe i can get it together this year

  221. Theresa Jones Reply

    The yellow brick road is definitely a favourite so are the fire works. Just being able to go at all is the very best bit.

  222. Amanda ball Reply

    I love all the great Activites for the kids my 9 years old loves the rides and they all love the showbags ofcourse well I think we all do 🙂

  223. I love the yellow brick road and fairy floss!!! I also love walking through the cows and patting their giant bums.

  224. Julie Pederick Reply

    What I love most about the Royal Show is the horses and the show jumping, the dog, and the dog shows and trials the fireworks and the atmosphere!

  225. Margaret Jarrett Reply

    I love everything about the show…from the cooking exhibits to the woodchopping. It is a great atmosphere!

  226. Deb Halligan Reply

    I always loved the show but my favourite thing about the show is dippy dogs and the clown side show (with the balls)

  227. watching the girls enjoy themself looking at the animals and watching the horses

  228. We love to ride the Ferris wheel and watch the fireworks from up high. Really feels like you are up among the bright lights. We manage to time it everytime. Fantastic day out.

  229. Michelle Nyskohus Reply

    I would to say fireworks and the wood chopping. But this time if I could win, I would like to take my lil girls for the first time to see the animals and get them a show bag each.
    They would really love this.

  230. We love the rides, the animals and the art and cooking competitions

  231. Liz singhakul Reply

    My favourite part about the show is the atmosphere and seeing all the childrens faces light up over all the little things. I have some of the best memories there from when my dad would take me

    I cant wait to take my little one for the first time either!

  232. Everything but mostly the looks on the kids faces when they hold the baby chicks, they love it

  233. I love seeing the animals.
    I also just generally love the atmosphere.

  234. The show is a fun family fay out with so much to do but my favourite is the animals.

  235. I love taking my mum and wandering around with her . We enjoy the craft and cake sections and love stopping at the CWA

  236. I like looking at all the exhibitions and watching my kid smile at seeing things she hasnt seen before. The atmosphere is always fun and energetic

  237. Sherree Doyle Reply

    I love taking the kids to see the farm animals and watching them play the side shows.

  238. Love riding the Ferris wheel as a family and looking over the rest of the show. It’s the highlight for my two daughters

  239. Marjan Kaashoek Reply

    I love to spend the day having fun exploring the whole Showgrounds with my family

  240. I love watching the cars in the main arena, the fireworks and my hot spud for dinner haha

  241. cheerie murnane Reply

    I love the atmosphere, the second you walk through the gate it is a wonderous place full of fun and activity.
    I stay for the day and go home when the sun goes down. Hate leaving, but look forward to next year when I can do it all over again.

  242. There’s something about the show that no matter what age you are, for that day when you go to the show you’re a kid again!

  243. Michelle Bertin Reply

    We love the commitment the community shows to bring such a memory making event alive. The looks on children’s faces is the best!

  244. Stacey Owen Reply

    I love the atmosphere and seeing my kids excited faces as we enter. I love how the smells and sights bring back precious memories of going to the show with my parents and grandparents

  245. The perfect party for my birthday thats turned into a family tradition every year. Now my kids enjoy my birthday just as much if not more then i do!!

  246. Carolyn Harris Reply

    Because I cant get enough of the smile on my 20Yr old disabled sons face all day.

  247. We would like to see the sheep dogs in action, the needlework, the utes driven by females showing the guys how it’s done – we have some fantastic championship winners….and and the finale – the fireworks

  248. Amber Wright Reply

    Unfortunately, my family and I live down in the country (3 hours away from Adelaide), so we haven’t had the opportunity to go to the Adelaide Show in about 10 years. The last time I went, I was only a small child and so I can’t really remember much haha, but we would really love the opportunity to be able to go again!:) Thank you.

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