Royal Adelaide Show set to break records15 August 2016 by csf-admin
The Royal Adelaide Show has roots going back to 1843 when cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses were exhibited.
The Royal Adelaide Show, from Friday 2 September to Sunday 11 September, has grown since those early days and now the event generates over $165.1 million each year.
Over 17,000 prize ribbons and sashes are awarded at the Show each year. The total area of the Adelaide Showground is 26 hectares (64 acres).
Nearly 35,000 cappuccinos, 70,000 buckets of hot chips and over 12,000 donuts are devoured at the Royal Adelaide Show. Over 9,000 milk shakes and dairy treats are sold from the Milk Bar in the IGA Dairy Food Hall.
Poultry on display at the Show lay over 220 dozen eggs during the ten days of the Show, all of which are donated to the Salvation Army for families in need.
The first Livestock Show was held in the yards of Payne’s Hotel in Hindley Street in October 1843.
In 1856 the Society staged the colony’s first art exhibition. There were one hundred and seventy eight entries, with thirty being from the well-known artist ST Gill.
At the 1867 Show, which was attended by HRH Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, five hundred and sixty three classes were offered for entries, with another three hundred in the ‘unenumerated’ class.
This was open to any colonist who had acquired, made or grown anything that they considered would be of interest to their fellow colonists.
Royal Adelaide Show set to break records
With over 30 Adelaide Metro public transport stops and services within walking distance of the Showground, including a dedicated bus interchange and railway station, make the smart move and hop on a bus, train or tram – no parking hassles, no parking fees.
Train services – All Belair, Seaford and Tonsley trains will service the Adelaide Showground station to their regular timetables.
In addition, Royal Show Train Shuttle services will operate between Adelaide and Adelaide Showground stations approximately every 30 minutes on weekday evenings and all day on weekends.
21W Show Shuttle bus service
The 21W Show Shuttle bus is a Metroticket service that runs every 20 minutes daily from stop V Currie Street in the city to the Goodwood Road bus interchange at the Showground. Services depart Currie Street from 8am every day, with the last shuttle leaving the Showground at 11.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30pm on Sunday.
22W O-Bahn Show Express bus service
To the Royal Show – Catch 22W Show Express buses every 15 minutes from 9am-11am and every 30 minutes from 11am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 5pm on Sundays running via the O-Bahn and then direct to the Showground.
From the Royal Show – Catch 22W Show Express buses from the Goodwood Road bus interchange at the Showground every 30 minutes from 11.45am to 10.45pm Monday to Sunday.
Or catch any regular O-Bahn service, running approximately every 5 minutes Monday to Friday and every 7-8 minutes on weekends, and connect to the 21W Show Shuttle bus at stop V Currie Street in the city.
Tram services – Catch a tram to or from stop 3 Goodwood Road for the closest access to the Showground. Trams will run to their regular timetable.
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