Oct
15
2011

Carnival atmosphere at the Royal Hobart Show

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This year's Royal Hobart Show is set to be one of the biggest events on Tasmania's action-packed spring calendar, bringing traditional country life to an exciting carnival setting for everyone to enjoy.

Running from Wednesday October 19 until Sunday October 23, it will feature a fantastic program of attractions and events suited to all ages.

Animal exhibitions and competitions are always a spectator favourite at the show, with well-groomed pets appearing in the cat and dog judging halls and a farm animal nursery giving you the chance to pat lambs and rabbits.

The finest cattle, sheep and alpaca breeds will also be on display, so animal enthusiasts are sure to have a great day out.

Other important attractions to mark on your itinerary are the fashion parade, wood chopping competition and equestrian events that draw a big crowd every year.

A great range of showground rides will entertain the adventure-seekers, while no event of this kind would be complete without taking home a showbag of snacks and novelty items.

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the Royal Hobart Show from around the state and mainland Australia.

Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania chief executive Scott Gadd says organisers aim to make the show an attractive entertainment destination for any budget.

"Once you're through the gates you needn't spend another cent but there are almost limitless things to see and do," Gadd told The Mercury on Thursday (October 13).

"We also work to ensure the show provides opportunities for show-goers to do something they may never have done before in their life."

Tickets at the gate cost $18 for adults and $11 for children aged five to 15. At this stage the weather forecast is for fine and warm conditions, so don't hesitate to add the show to your Tasmanian travel plans.

Stock being shown at the Hobart Show

Fun for the Kids

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