ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show

“The ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, Canberra's largest all ages event, is staged annually by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society. While having agriculture at its core, the Show has broadened over the years to reflect more entertainment, educational features and exhibitions, ensuring that there is a vibrant mix of "city meeting country" and "country meeting city".

The reputation of the Show continues to grow and in 1978 an overseas country was invited to present a display at the Show as "guest nation". Canada became the first guest nation and set up a four part display showing many facets of the country and Canadian life. That same year the Society moved into permanent premises on site as further testament to the fact that staging the Show had become a full time and full year exercise. The Show was conferred "Royal" status in recognition of its stature in 1979 and special funding given to the Show in the Bicentennial Year of 1988 was profitably used to develop the grounds.

Since then the Show has gone from strength to strength and crowd attendances are now steady around the 100,000 mark. The scale of the Show has dramatically increased over the years with enough entertainment and information to please every person attending. Not only has the Canberra community supported the Show. Without wishing to tempt fate, possibly the Show's best ally has been the weather.”

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