Royal Canberra Show

The countryside comes to town for the Royal Canberra Show, popular with all ages and stages for its livestock, exhibits, fireworks and grand parades. More than 150 attractions pull the crowds to Exhibition Park, along with 5000 or more animals, hundreds of trade displays and thousands of competitors vying for various awards. The main competition categories are Alpaca, Art, Cats, Cavy, Crafts, Demolition Derby, Dogs, Cattle, Donkeys, Goats, Horses, Produce, Sheep, Woodchopping, Wool and Yard Dogs. There are displays of farm animals with contests for the best example of each breed, exhibits of farm implements, as well as other less farm-related attractions to draw those less interested in livestock. Plenty of stalls are available selling delicious food to keep festival-goers fuelled, as well as stalls selling various trinkets and homemade goods.

Venue: Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell

Date: February to March 2016

Website: www.rncas.org.au/showwebsite/main.html