Facts & Figures

Trivia

•    Approximately half a million people visit the Royal Adelaide Show each year.
•    In 2014 the RA&HS of SA Inc celebrated its 175th birthday, and staged its 239th Show, believed to be a world record even surpassing the Royal Bath & West of England Society  which was formed in 1777.
•    There are hundreds of volunteers who help make the Royal Adelaide Show happen.
•    Established in 1839, the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA is the second oldest organisation in South Australia. The oldest is the South Australian Police Force which was formed in 1838.
•    The first Sunday Show was held in 1985.
•    The Royal Adelaide Show is South Australia’s largest event with more than 29% of the State’s population visitin the Show each year
•    The Royal Adelaide Show generates a gross economic contribution of $165.1 million.
•    Over 17,000 prize ribbons and sashes are awarded at the Show each year
•    2007 was the last Show for the Mad Mouse, replaced in 2008 by the Big Dipper Loop Coaster.
•    Each year there can be over 350 different showbags. 
•    26 hectares (64 acres) is the total area of the Adelaide Showground.
•    Nearly 35,000 cappuccinos, 70,000 buckets of hot chips and over 12,000 donuts are devoured at the Royal Adelaide Show.
•   Over 9,000 milk shakes and dairy treats are sold from the Milk Bar in the IGA Dairy Food Hall.
•    The poultry on display at the Show lay over 220 dozen eggs during the ten days of the Show, all of which are donated to the Salvation Army for families in need.
•    Woodchips from the Woodcutting competition are sold and the proceeds are donated to Rotary to provide support for various community projects.
•    Over 700 animals are paraded in the Grand Parade.
•    In 2014 a record of 33,688 competitive entries were received in 64 competitive sections for the Royal Adelaide Show and the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
•    Up to 32 cubic metres of mulch is used in the horticultural displays.
•    More than 18,000 people participated in the Yellow Brick Road each year