Roll up, Roll up… The Royal Melbourne Show Kicks off this Weekend!

It’s almost time again, time for the Royal Melbourne Show! One of Melbourne’s oldest and most iconic family friendly festivals, the event brings up to half a million people together of all ages and cultures. You’ll enjoy an unrivalled line-up of entertainment, from amazing live music performances from the likes of Jimmy Barnes to the monster truck and motorcross stunt show. The annual event organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) kicks off on the 22nd of September and lasts until the 2nd of October. Don’t miss it!

This iconic event has a little bit of something for everyone with its wide range of attractions! The kids will have a ball in the animal nursery, where they can see and pet a number of domestic and farm animals. Otherwise, get messy exploring the art, craft & cookery pavilion. For the thrills seekers, beating chests and butterflies await as you climb aboard one of the royal show’s spectacular rides. You and your family can entice your taste buds with Australia’s finest foods and drinks at the award-winning taste pavilion. Last but not least – SHOW BAGS! With a huge selection of Royal Melbourne show bags available, get them before they are sold out!

Where did it all begin?
The RASV started organizing the festival to celebrate over 160 years of bringing agriculture from the countryside to the city. The event is currently Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture, giving punters an insight into the importance and purpose of the traditional rural industry, as well as creating an experience for the whole family to enjoy.

How do I get there?
The Royal Melbourne show is held on the Melbourne Showgrounds. Public transport is a great way to get yourself to the show – you’ll find all the details of how to make the PT commute from your location here. To enter the showgrounds, you will have to buy a ticket. We recommend purchasing your ticket online here where you can take advantage of the online ticket saver, saving you up to 20%. For more information and tickets head to the Royal Melbourne show website.