With the focus on introducing ‘town to country’ and affording guests an educational and fun-filled experience; the 169th Royal Show opens its gates on Friday, 24 May.
Aside from agriculture, the Royal Show continues to cater for a broad mix of 450 or so commercial, industrial and service sector exhibits, including informative and professional displays by the SANDF and SAPS, amongst others. Indeed, #somethingforeveryone.
No visit to the Royal Show is complete without entertainment, and 2019 again promises to excite the senses and ensure a memorable time for young and old.
The Royal is South Africa’s largest mixed agricultural show in terms of catering for livestock and equipment. In 2019, this includes the hosting of the Hampshire Down National Sheep and National Dexter Cattle Championships.
The large presence of agricultural implements is of interest to farmers and the public alike, and the occasion is frequently used for introducing new models and brands.
Included in the 2019 Royal Show mix is KZN’s largest annual display of Birds, Rabbits and Honey products, each of which includes a purchase and educational component; this to complement the Natural Wool and Fibre Expo and display of Indigenous Livestock in the Sheep Section.
Over the years, the annual entertainment programme is acknowledged to afford the public with a high-quality mix of sights, sounds and activities aimed at stimulating the senses, and ensuring a memorable time for young and old, whilst catering for all genres.
Music, in particular, plays a major part in the Royal Show; with individual music concerts each aspiring to meet the tastes of KZN’s eclectic demographic mix.
Visitors can look forward to:
Following a break of three years, an upgraded Bagjump will be returning to the show for the first six days. Experience the thrill of the ‘Freefall’ – a no strings attached jump into a giant inflatable landing mattress, from a 18 m high Scissor Lift platform; not too far off the height of a 5-storey building.
The 2019 Royal Show will also be including 20 x 10 metre skating rink, sufficiently large enough to cater for sixty skaters. Although not constructed from ice, the artificial fibre surface in every way resembles and replicates the ‘feel’ of the genuine article.
Visitors from the Greater Durban area may be interested in combining a visit to the Show, by way of a train journey, departing and returning to the Kloof Station.
Focused on adding value to exhibitors and visitors alike, gate entry will be R45 for all persons on both Fridays of the Show. In addition, 31 May, will be known as ‘Super Friday’, where a number of exhibitors and caterers, including the funfair, will be offering special discounted packages.
The 2019 Royal Show acknowledges with appreciation its partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages, First National Bank (FNB), and East Coast Radio (ECR).
In addition to these fine sponsors, the Royal Show would also like to express gratitude to its media partners.
Affording visitors with an all-inclusive package of enjoyment, education and entertainment, the 2019 Royal Show is sure to meet expectations. Online tickets sales are now open – so avoid the queues, and get yours now!