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By Hayley Pearson

The countdown is ON! The Royal Adelaide Show is back September 1 and we cannot wait!

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve grown up a little since my early Show days, (where all I cared about were show bags and The Pirate Ship), but I’ve found a bunch of AWESOME things to do, that I didn’t even know existed. Oh and by the way, there’s free wi-fi…and you know what that means… Free Show-selfie uploads!

I’ve put together a list! Now you can go and re-discover the Royal Adelaide Show and all it’s hidden gems!

Hayley x

Make sure you follow along on social, so you don’t miss out on anything!



1. Cellar Door Experience

This was made for us! Olive oil, Wine, beer and cider… take your pick! You can experience one (or all) of the nine, 20-minute educational tasting sessions on offer daily showcasing South Australian producers.

Where: Foodland Pavilion (C9)

When: Olive Oil: 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm; Wine: 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm; Beer & Cider: 6.30pm

2. Tinker Tailor’s Magical Toy Shop

The kids can see toys come to life in a musical extravaganza, that you won’t find anywhere else!

Where: Goyder Stage (N5)

When: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 6pm daily

3. Milk a cow, why don’t you? 

Moooove over, farmers, it’s our turn to milk a cow!  The Milking Barn is a place where you can learn about South Australia’s dairy industry AND get the chance to try your hand at milking a cow. PS We are REALLY good at it, ha!

Where: Legendairy Milking Barn (I16)

When: 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4pm daily

4. Kid’s Corner

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys?  Tick

Wobbles the Clown? Tick

Funny Farmers? Tick

Free giant games and activities including noughts and crosses, snakes and ladders and dominoes? Tick

Where: Kid’s Corner (N3)

When: 11am – 5pm daily

5. Royal Adelaide Art Prize

To all our fellow art-loving Adeladies, this is GREAT! It’s South Australia’s biggest art prize and you get to see it all with your own two eyes!  You can even vote for your favourite piece and go into the running to win a Wallis Cinemas Double Gold Pass.

Where: Goyder Pavilion (O6)

When: 9am – 8pm daily

6. Ice-cream eating competition 

Located next to Hamilton Boulevard,  the Golden North Stage are having an ice-cream eating competition! yes, that’s correct!

The stage will also feature a great range of entertainment including DIVA, Gen Z and Show favourites, the Zimbabwe Brothers.

Where: Golden North Stage (H7)

When: from 11am daily

7. Street Parade

A street parade, which kicks off every day at lunch time, so you can mung on your Hot Potato while watching an awesome parade go by. You’ll get to meet the new Show mascot Wheaty McWheatface and plenty of other characters.

Where: along the Atrium and Kingsway (C7 – O7)

When: 12.30pm daily

8. Acoustic Music

Food and tunes! You can grab a bite from the Kingsway multicultural food court and chill out to the tunes of Adelaide’s local up-and-coming talent.

Where: Kingsway (E7)

When: 11.30am – 2.30pm and 5.30pm – 8.30pm daily

9. Archives Museum

This is really cool, in a vintage-y kind of way! If you love a bit of history, you can discover the history of the Royal Adelaide Show. You you can even see the original mad Mouse Cart 13.

Where: Archives Museum (E9)

When: 9am – 5pm daily

10. For plant-loving Adeladies

We are obsessed with plants and pots and the great thing is, you can pre-order plants (for purchase) on display in the Horticulture section for collection after the Show.

Now you’ve got a whole bunch of things you never knew existed at The Royal Adelaide Show. And, if that’s not enough, here is 100 free things to do while you’re there.

Hayley xx

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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