The Royal Launceston Show is an annual event held at the Launceston Showgrounds in Inveresk and starts on the Wednesday before the second Saturday in October and is hosted by the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania (RNAPS). An average of 15,000+ attend each year. The Thursday is a public holiday that is observed in northern Tasmanian only and is known as Show Day.
The Royal Launceston Show is principally an “country fair” which focuses on the primary agricultural industries of Tasmania, and the rural lifestyle of many Tasmanians with events from embroidery and knitting to livestock judging, equestrian events, animal breeders competitions, produce competitions and wood chopping. A popular feature of the show are the sideshows which feature showrides, foodstalls, games of skill, and showbag stalls. The Saturday is known as Family Day and usually offers many discounts and savings on showbags and rides from the other days.