There’s no denying that August in Adelaide can be cold and wet (at least by Australian standards). But as winter begins to fade away, ripples of excitement flow through the classroom …because show day is on its way.
The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia’s largest annual event. Each year in early September, students at South Australian government schools are given a day off to take in the sights and sounds of the show.
In the weeks leading up to this event friends gather to discuss what rides they are going on and what show bags they are going to purchase. To help show-goers make these difficult decisions a printed guide to the show with listings of hundreds of show bags and their contents, appears in the morning newspaper a couple of weeks before the big event. The Bertie Beetle bag, filled with the namesake’s bug shaped chocolates, usually tops the value-for-money list.
The show is a sensory sensation. When you step into the showgrounds you will be dazzled by lights, surrounded by roaring crowds and bathed in the scent of hot cinnamon doughnuts but a trip to the show is an experience you won’t want to miss.