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By Hayley Pearson

Show me, show me, show me, show me, SHOW ME! The Royal Adelaide Show is back September 1, for 10 days of fun, glorious, family show time!

I bet you’ve been to the show many-a-time, and I bet you didn’t know there were SO many FREE things to do while you’re there!

Well fancy that, what a coincidence! We’ve made a list of 100 free things to do at The Royal Adelaide Show!

Hayley x

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


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

Now, grab your tickets and see how many free things you can tick off your Royal Adelaide Show bucket List!

Hayley x


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