Royal Launceston Show

The Royal Launceston Show is an annual event held at the Launceston Showgrounds in Inveresk in October and is hosted by the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania (RNAPS). The show marks a public holiday that is observed in northern Tasmania only.

Royal Launceston Show
Also called'The Show'
Observed byNorthern Tasmania
TypeNorthern public holiday
SignificanceRoyal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania Limited
CelebrationsAgricultural displays, sideshows, fashion parades
Frequencyannual

The Royal Launceston Show is principally an agricultural event which focuses on the primary industries of Tasmania, and rural lifestyle of many Tasmanians with events such as livestock judging, equestrian events, animal breeders competitions, produce competitions and wood chopping, although it also incorporates live entertainment, sporting events and more. A popular feature of the show is the sideshow area featuring showrides, foodstalls, games of skill, and showbag stalls.

Like its southern counterpart, the Royal Hobart Show, over recent years the event has shifted towards more of a carnival atmosphere than its previously more agrarian focus.

From 2018 the show is a one day event on Thursday 11 October, a public holiday in the north of the state, known as Show Day.

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