2015 Royal Geelong Show
The Royal Geelong Show is back for 215 and is sure to be bigger than ever. Some of the highlights on the main arena will include monster trucks, motor cross free styling and plenty of animal events.
The ever popular racing pigs return to the show and will perform some incredible feats near the Sheep Pavilion on the eastern side of the main arena. For more cute animals be sure to Harry’s Bendigo Bank Farmyard, there will be baby animals and a rare opportunity for many of the young to come face to face with farm animals.
For animal lovers the show will have it all. The sheep pavilion will display shearing and there will be hundreds of the region’s finest sheep. The cattle pavilion will feature not only dairy but huge beef cattle and there will be continual equestrian competitions with some magnificent horses. Be sure to visit the poultry pavilion for chickens, ducks, geese. Visit the beautiful budgies at the budgerigar fanciers pavilion and be sure to check to the dog events being held on the lawns at the northern end of the grounds.
This year the Australin Traveling Fishing Show comes to the Geelong Show in what should be an amazing attraction. Here fishing will be demonstrated with a 21 metre long tank. You can learn how to cast, use lurers and catch up with some of latest fishing products.
Over on the eastern side of the show grounds there will be lots of action including huge side show alley. Ride the latest rides, including the Avenger, Alli Babba, The Hangover and The spinning tower known as Speed. There will also be plenty of old favorites like the dodgems, Cha Cha and the merry go round. Try your skill for a stuffed toy or other colourful novelty and be sure to purchase a Bertie Beetle bag or one of the other great bags on offer. Just below side show alley be sure to visit the vintage machinery display, here you will see tractors, steam driven machinery and even be able to watch a blacksmith demonstrate his craft.
Come hungry, not only will there be some fantastic fair food including the ever popular dagwood dog , jam filled donuts and Lion’s hamburgers, there will be an international food court. This can be found in the Hall of Manufacturers where you can even learn tips from some of the region’s best chefs and cooks including some wonderful demonstrations from the Gordon TAFE.
Several pavilions will also display arts and crafts, gardening and even home baking. Be sure to visit the schools pavilion to see some of the amazing artwork that many of our region’s most talented young have produced.
The ever popular fireworks will take place on both Friday and Saturday nights around 8:40 PM in what is always an incredible display of colour.
This years Royal Geelong show runs from Thursday the 15th of October to Sunday the 18th with gates opening to the public at 9:30AM.