Taking place over the September school holidays, the Royal Melbourne Show is celebrated over 11 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barn yard animals.
The Royal Melbourne Show is one of the most popular events on the Melbourne calendar; with thousands of people flocking to the Melbourne Show Grounds year after year for excitement, entertainment and fun activities for the whole family.
Royal Melbourne Show 2017 Dates, Maps, Showbags, Rides & Tickets
Families come to the show to enjoy the vast array of carnival games and rides. Kids also get the opportunity to watch and learn about farming, animals and living off the land. Kids can get up close to many farm animals, which they can feed and pat.
Food lovers will also be excited to know that the show offers an exciting range of food and drink stalls. Each stall offers award-winning produce, regional wines, finger food and homemade desserts. Furthermore, the show offers a number of cooking workshops and engaging programs for adults and kids alike.
Kids also love going to the Showbag Hall where they can purchase a range of goodies all packed into one awesome showbag! There are chocolates, lollies, toys, costumes for the kids and a range of cooking, fashion and sports showbags for adults. Buying a showbag at the Royal Melbourne Show is a tradition, so make sure you check out the range available.
During the day, the Royal Melbourne Show hosts demonstrations, competitions, fun rides and live shows. At night, the fun continues with carnival rides, food tasting and a spectacular fireworks display. There is so much to see and do at the Royal Melbourne Show, so plan on spending the whole day and evening here and experience everything that Victoria has to offer in one exciting place. Each night, there will be a huge fireworks show which will run between 8.15pm-8.30pm.
You can buy your tickets online, or at the gate. Ride passes are available (online only). Take public transport to get to the show. Catch the Melbourne Showgrounds train from Flinders Street, Southern Cross or North Melbourne. The first train arrives at Melbourne Showgrounds station at 9.23am and trains run every 15 minutes.