The Perth Royal Show returns this year with the promise to be one of the biggest and best yet, with attractions including Australia’s newest rollercoaster – and this year’s show-goers will have the chance to be the first in the world to ride it!

Coordinated by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA (RASWA), the Royal Show is Western Australia’s largest annual community event, welcoming thousands through the gates of Claremont Showground across eight full days.

Along with the familiar elements of Royal Show time – show bags, sideshow alley and, of course, the epic firework display – organisers say that the 2019 show will offer world exclusive entertainment and the chance to ride Australia’s newest roller-coaster.

This year’s theme is ‘Connecting Communities’; transcending generations, cultural backgrounds and geography.

In a performance specifically commissioned for the Perth Royal Show, indigenous performers will present a unique Dreamtime Show each evening; featuring a 36-metre-long Rainbow Serpent (Wagyl). The inflatable representation of the Rainbow Serpant – designed by Walter McGuire, a local Noongar man – will be lit from within by hundreds of LED lights and articulated by performers from the local area.

President of RASWA, Paul Carter said “We are really excited to welcome the WA community to the 2019 Perth Royal Show.”

“Each year we aim to bring something unique to the show and create experiences which the public wouldn’t find anywhere else. We are very fortunate to be working with some wonderful artists and exhibitors and I’m confident that the 2019 show will live up to the expectations of even the most discerning show-goers.”

Elsewhere, the show’s primary focus remains on celebrating our state’s agricultural heritage. Discover WA, an innovative educational exhibit, will highlight the agricultural importance and beauty of the many regions of Western Australia.

Interactive activities for adults and children alike will include gold prospecting, cooking demonstration and wool spinning. Plus, the ever-popular animal nursery, wood chop, hands-on animal exhibits and competitions will also be a part of the show. 

Through discounts on early bird tickets and special half-price days for children and seniors, organisers are keen to stress that the 2019 show presents excellent value for cash-strapped Western Australians.

“There is no other WA event which offers so much for so little,” Paul Carter explained.

“A family of four can enjoy an entire 12 hours of free show experiences – including the Main Arena entertainment; fireworks and hands-on animal and agricultural exhibits – all for just $60.”

“It is not unusual for families to be seen picnicking on the many grassed areas with an ‘Esky’, planning their day and consulting their ‘101 Free Things’ guide before setting out across the showground. It’s a great atmosphere.”

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