Royal Hobart Show

Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Royal Hobart Show. The show runs for four days, Wednesday through to Saturday, ending on the fourth Saturday in October. The Thursday is a public holiday in the south of the Tasmania, known as Hobart Show Day. The Friday night traditionally has fireworks. The Saturday is known as family day and usually involves many discounts and savings on showbags and rides from the other days.

royal hobart show rides

Each year, the Royal Hobart Show features a wide range of attractions, activities and animal exhibitions, and judging that celebrates Tasmania's agricultural industries as well as well as our love for domesticated pets such as cats and dogs. Children love the cat and dog judging halls where they can see all the well-groomed pets, and the long time Show favourite the animal nursery which gives families the opportunity to pat rabbits and lambs and see turkeys, ducks and hens, calves and suckling piglets up close.

royal hobart show attractions

Other show highlights include the fashion parade, wood chopping, cottage industry exhibitions such as quilts, equestrian and live entertainment as well as the judging of the finest cattle, sheep and alpaca breeds.

There's plenty of entertainment for the children to be found in Sideshow Alley, along with a huge range of show bags full of chocolates, sweets, toys and the traditional Show food favourites like fairy floss and dagwood dogs. The rides include all of your high-thrill fairground favourites such as the Gee Whizzer, Hurricane and Lethal Weapon long with a great range of family-friendly attractions including the Cup and Saucer plus Dodgems:

royal hobart show attractions
  • Gravitron
  • Hurricane
  • Gee Whizzer
  • Energy Storm
  • Dodgem Cars
  • Alpine Express
  • Tea Cups
  • Water Zorbs
  • Express Train
  • Carousel
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Giant Inflatable Slide
  • Bungee Tramps
  • Pony Rides
  • Merry Mix
  • Inflatable Worm and much more!!

Come One, Come All and Step Right Up! It's Carnival time, and with great prizes to be won, try your luck on one of world-class Sideshow Games. There games for everyone to enjoy including those based on skill or chance and the ever-popular "every player wins a prize". It's all about fun for the whole family! All your favourites will be back such as the Hoopla, Knock Ems, Slam Dunk Basket Ball, Laughing Clowns and much more!

royal hobart show sideshow games

Event Details

  • Event: Royal Hobart Show.
  • When: October - please refer to the show website for this year's dates.
  • Time: Gates open at 9.00am.
  • Where: Hobart Showground 2 Howard Road, Glenorchy, Tasmania, 7010.
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