20 of the Best Free Things to do at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show

20 of the best free things to do at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show

Approximately half a million people visit the Royal Adelaide Show each year to spectate, go on rides, visit the animals, enter competitions and much more. The Royal Adelaide Show really has something for everyone big and small! Better yet there is bucketloads of fun to be had for FREE! We have compiled a list of 20 of the best FREE things to do at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show.

This is a fun way for the kids to learn about farm animals and agriculture. Follow the BankSA # AGSPLORERS
Track around the Show and go into the daily draw to win a family value pack to the 2018 Show.
Where: starting at the BankSA Farmyard Nursery (F14)
When: From 9am daily

2. Lights – Camera – Action!
Performed four times daily, this musical extravagant will take show-goers on a whimsical adventure at
the movies.
Where: Goyder Stage (N5)
When: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 6pm daily

3. Woodcutting
Always a Show favourite, be sure to check out the amazing skills of woodcutters from across Australia and
New Zealand.
Where: Isuzu Ute Woodcutting Arena (D12)
When: from 9.30am daily

4. Free Wi-fi
Need some extra data to upload your Show selfies? Pay a visit to the Advanced Technology Pavilion to take
advantage of the free Wi-Fi. While you’re there, check out the 3D printer and a McLaren F1 Car on display.
Where: Advanced Technology Pavilion (B6)
When: from 9am daily

5.  The Enchanting Smurfs Villiage
In an exciting new endeavour, check out this fun and free chill-out area designated for pre-schoolers, young
children and those young at heart.
Where: Kid’s Carnival (N3)
When: 11am – 5pm daily

6. The Learning Centre
Pat a pig, hold a baby chick or see demonstrations on the Learning Centre stage. This place is all about kids
learning and engaging with farm animals.
Where: The Learning Centre (D10)
When: 9am – 5pm daily

7. Royal Adelaide Art Prize
See the talented works of local artists on display in South Australia’s biggest art prize. 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

8. Milk a cow
Visit the Legendairy Milking Barn to learn about South Australia’s dairy industry and get the chance to try
your hand at milking a cow.
Where: Legendairy Milking Barn (I16)
When: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm & 4.30pm daily

9. Archives Museum
Discover the history of the Royal Adelaide Show and learn more about the Royal Agricultural and
Horticultural Society of South Australia. You can even see cart 13 of the Mad Mouse.
Where: Archives Museum (E9)
When: 9am – 5pm daily

10. Pet Centre
Whether it has feathers, fur or scales, you’ll find it in the Pet Centre. Take a break and enjoy the
entertainment on the Pet Centre stage, including Cool4Kids’ Amazing Animal Adventures.
Where: Pet Centre (E6)
When: 9am – 7pm daily

11. Foodies
Where there’s agriculture, there’s food. Sample some of Australia’s finest delicacies in the Foodland
Pavilion, Goyder Pavilion or the Dairy Food Hall.
Where: Foodland Pavilion (D8), Goyder Food & Wine (N6) and Dairy Food Hall (B8)
When: 9am – 8pm daily

12.Farm VR
experience firsthand what it takes for their food to get from paddock to plate through a new virtual reality
experience at this year’s Show, presented by Spring Gully.
Where: Golden Grains Pavilion (E10)
When: 9am – 7pm daily

13. Horticulture
Celebrate the importance of bees with Sophie Thomson’s garden display, stare at a scarecrow made by local
schools and kindergartens and create a virtual garden for yourself to improve your wellbeing at the
interactive Plant Life Balance display.
Where: Goyder Pavilion (N4)
When: 9am – 8pm daily

14. Golden North Stage
Located next to Hamilton Boulevard, this new stage features a great range of entertainment including Girl
Nation, Mikayla Jade, James BuSTAR and Show favourites, the Zimbabwe Brothers. Visit the stage at 1.30pm
daily to be involved in the Golden North ice-cream eating competition.
Where: Golden North Stage (H7)
When: from 11am daily

15. RAA Fireworks
Wherever you are at the Show, finish your Show day with the RAA fireworks 90s smash hits and flame jet
Where: Main Arena (J12)
When: 9pm Fridays and Saturday, 8pm Sunday to Thursday

16. Street Parade
Kicking off at 12.30pm daily, see Show mascot Wheaty McWheatface and his mascot friends in the daily
street parade, let by the South Australian Police Band.
Where: along the Atrium and Kingsway (C7 – O7)
When: 12.30pm daily

17. Acoustic Music
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

18. Cellar Door Experience
Olive oil, Wine or beer & cider… take your pick! Participate in one 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

19. NightShift
From 6pm every night the Main Arena, see all things fast and fun, including Isuzu Team D-Max, FPV (Drone)
Racing, V8 ute challenge, Car Soccer, Raptor vs T-Rex, Lawn Mower Racing and ShowtimeFMX.
Where: Main Arena (J12)
When: from 6pm daily

20. Live Art Demonstrations
Five of South Australia’s most accomplished artists from the Royal South Australian Society of Arts
will be setting up their easels around the Show, painting various themes inspired by their location.
Where: Jubilee Pavilion (L4)
When: 9am – 8pm daily

Pre purchase tickets today: Theshow.com.au


You may also like