The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), has today announced that this year’s Royal Melbourne Show was one of the biggest yet. When the gates close at 9pm tonight, it is expected that around 450,000 visitors will have attended Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event.
Over the course of 11 fun-filled days, the Show enables communities to celebrate and showcase their passion from horses, dogs, arts & crafts and woodchop and this year saw record entries of over 15,000 entries in the Royal Melbourne Show blue ribbon competitions. With hundreds of thousands of showbags sold (the most popular being the iconic Bertie Beetle); and over 10,000 animals on site – this has been one of the best Shows ever!
A much-loved tradition among families and friends, the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates everything about Victoria in one place, with more “firsts” and “to do and see” experiences than ever before. This year saw the launch of the hugely popular twice daily Royal Melbourne Show Parade; the interactive Future Pavilion; all new live entertainment offerings and the incredibly popular Jurassic Creatures Pavilion as well as the return of Victoria Police and Emergency Services activations on site. The world’s largest Showbag Pavilion was conveniently relocated to the Grand Pavilion and saw an ease of flow like never before - without queues and wait times.
Reflecting on the amazing entertainment, food and agriculture offerings, Paul Guerra, Chief Executive Officer RASV is ecstatic to have delivered an all new Royal Melbourne Show which offered extraordinary value for family and friends to enjoy a great day out.
“The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria has been committed to providing visitors with new ways to experience the Royal Melbourne Show and we have had an overwhelming response from the community including record pre-sales, record admissions revenue and record revenue from our sponsors and partners. This reinforces our commitment to, and response from key community groups and stakeholders including; our volunteers, Victoria Police, the CWA and new and existing exhibitors.”
“Above all else, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the smiles on the faces of visitors to the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show, and with 99% satisfaction from our on-site survey, it’s clear this has been the most loved Show yet,” Guerra said.
Proudly presented by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) the Royal Melbourne Show enables communities to celebrate and showcase their passion with a particular focus on food, fibre and agriculture.
Held at Melbourne Showgrounds from Saturday 21 September to Tuesday 1 October, this year’s Show delivered a huge variety of new, unique and memorable experiences to enjoy with family and friends.
The Royal Melbourne Show will return in 2020 from Saturday 19 to Tuesday 29 September.