Royal Hobart Show

Royal Hobart Show motorcycle jump
Royal Hobart Show Animals
Royal Hobart Show pig racing


  • Art on Show
  • Alpaca
  • Beef Cattle
  • Cats
  • Cavies
  • Dogs
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Equestrian
  • Fleece
  • Goats
  • Homecrafts
  • Lamb
  • Pigs
  • Poultry, Pigeons & Canaries
  • Stud Sheep
  • Woodchopping
  • Youth Art & Student Photography
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24 - 27 October, 2018

The Royal Hobart Show is Australia's oldest agricultural show having been established in 1821 with the first show conducted in 1822. From the country heritage and agriculture to the charms of our bustling city and from top level competition to the latest in entertainment, the show offers something for everyone..

This is an event that celebrates all things Australian. For many years both city and country folk have been visiting the Show to soak up the sights, sounds and smells of rural Australia. The Show offers a unique hands-on learning experience for people of all age groups and free entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Royal Hobart Show Sideshow Alley

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 horse jumping

The program is jam packed with a wide variety of free activities and several major entertainment shows to keep the whole family enthralled for the full day. Displays and exhibits include educational, engaging and entertaining offerings such as sheep shearing, butter making, cow milking, cake baking demonstrations and classes, interactive children's activities, bee keeping, adult and youth art. All the traditional farm animal competitions, show jumping, equestrian events and the best vintage machinery display in Australia are all on show.

Royal Hobart Show food

Come with an empty stomach because the Hobart Show is the foodie destination showcasing a range of delicious eats, international flavours, healthy options or sweet selections. For some the show is about tackling the iconic Dagwood Dog and hot chips for a main course, then fairy floss for dessert but there is a huge variety of multicultural dishes also on offer - many sourced from local growers, producers and suppliers.

Royal Hobart Show carnival rides

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 carnival rides include all of your high-thrill fairground favourites such as the Gee Whizzer, Hurricane and Lethal Weapon along with a great range of family-friendly attractions such as the Tea Cups and Dodgems.

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 Fireworks

With free attractions filled with displays, competitions, demonstrations, activities,, exhibitions, trials, animals, performances, food and agricultural experiences, the Show is an entertaining and fun day out for the whole family.

Royal Hobart Show alpaca

Contact Details

The Royal Hobart Show, which is hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, is the State's biggest and premier Show, offering extremely good value for money for singles and adults alike.

The program is jam packed with nearly 100 free activities and several major entertainment shows. Come along and bring the family and friends, you won't regret a single minute.

Hobart Showground

2 Howard Road

Glenorchy, Tasmania 7010

Ph: 03 6272 6812