This is the big one in Tasmania: The Royal Hobart Show. Held every October at the Royal Showgrounds in Glenorchy in Hobart, the port capital of Tasmania; The Show gives Tasmanians and visitors alike the chance to see the very best of the agricultural side of Tasmania plus shows and events such as livestock judging and wood chopping.
The Show lasts for four days, Wednesday through to Saturday, ending on the fourth Saturday in October. The Thursday is a public holiday in the south of the Tasmania, known as Hobart Show Day. The Friday night traditionally has fireworks.The Saturday is known as family day and usually involves many savings and discounts on showbags and rides from the previous days.
Started in 1822, the Show was originally held near Salamanca Place in the Old Market Place by the State Parliament House. Its venue has roamed a little over the past 193 years. Originally created as a society for the protection of animals, King George V later gave approval to adding the prefix ‘royal’ making it the The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania.