By Renee Bogatko, Image Credit – sunflowerey/123rf.com
Pig races, showbags, fairy floss, show dogs – it’s all happening at the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show this weekend!
Exhibition Park is slowly filling up, with preparations in full swing for the show that kicks off on Friday for three jam-packed days.
All the favourites will be back, including the farmyard nursey, sideshow alley, rides, food and one that always gets the crowd going - the pig races!
“You get to back a pig, a different colour, and he just puts on a really really good show, it’s really popular. Good fun for all ages,” Show Society President Michael Kennedy said.
Image Credit – Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs/Facebook
It’s also one of the biggest weekends for dog owners!
“It’s the biggest dog show in Canberra all year, so that’s show dogs. We’ve got yard dog, we’ve got fly ball which is really popular and in the same area we have up dog which is the disc dogs.”
There’s also a special guest this year, one which is sure to be a hit with the kiddies!
The Peppa Pig showbag is expected to be one of the highly sought-after bags, as well as Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, PJ Masks, Original Idiot Bag, Monster High, Spirit State Ultimate Health & Fitness and Cadbury Family Deal.
Some new bags which are also expected to be a hit are Choc Honeycomb and Shimmer & Shine.
And of course, we can’t bypass the perennial favourite – Bertie Beetle!
Image Credit - @bertiebeetleshowbags/Facebook
Visitors are being urged to plan their trip by checking out the entertainment program online!
ACTION buses are helping show goers get to Exhibition Park during the day, with free evening shuttle services also on offer.
And those who pre-purchase their tickets have return bus travel to the show included.
Book your tickets online today!