The Royal Adelaide Show comes about every year and each and every time it turns out to be a great success. The South Australian Agricultural Society was formed in 1839 and the first ever produce show was in 1840. The first ever livestock show was in 1843 and then year by year it grew incorporating more and more, right until present times.

I remember going to the show when I was a kid and in those days, from what I can remember, the show bags were for free and contained samples of the many products that were produced on the land. Not so today, show bags can set you back a pretty penny if you don’t watch out but there are always bargains to be had and so it pays to shop around. As far as products go, there are a lot of tastings going around and these always attract quite a crowd.

Now we all know that when planning a cruise you need to formulate ideas for your med cruise but not so for the Royal Adelaide Show! All you need is a free day and to rock up on one of the fine sunny days. I say that because there have been days when the rain tries to put a damper on things. Yet even when it rains you can always find something to do in the many pavilions. One such pavilion held a sheep shearing exhibition and I was lucky enough to take a video of it.

It was really interesting to see the guy in action and to actually listen to him explaining what he was doing and why he was doing it in a specific way. It’s been quite awhile since I had been to the show and I was glad to visit it once again. So if you’re ever in Adelaide in September you should check their home page to see when it’s on.

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