The IGA Perth Royal Show is on again. Though today is the last day of the show. It is Perth’s biggest community event that is held every year (normally during the spring school holidays, either the last week of September or the first week of October) and the event usually runs for two weeks. Except for this year, it runs only for a week, I don’t know why. The Perth Royal Show has been held for over 100 years, so I was told, and organized by the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia.
The show offers lots of attractions and entertainment for family from arts and exhibitions, farm animals, poultry, dogs competition, camel rides, fun rides (and scary ones too!) and many more. The kids love this event. Every year my boys always want to go to Perth Royal Show, I thought by now they will be sick of it, boy I am wrong! They love the rides and of course the show bag! What’s show bag? It is a themed bag of commercial merchandise, it contains toys, chocolate and sweet, comic books, stationary, etc. The bag is made from plastic and printed with graphic promoting the manufacturer. Kids love this! For me it’s rubbish, I normally chuck all the lollies in the bin a day or two after the show. For sure they can’t eat all those sweets, I will end up with two kids high on sugar and being very hyper, I don’t think I need that! 🙂
The show is not that cheap either. For every ride or game you will spend average $5 – $10. The show bags are variety from $5 – $28, depends on what’s in the bag. I have an agreement with the boys which I’ll give them each $50 to spend either on rides or show bags. When their $50 runs out, we go home 🙂 It works pretty good so far, thus, teach them how to do a budget…tee-hee! Some of the attractions are also free, such as animal display, wood chopping, agricultural show, etc.
Today we arrived at the show around 10.30nish in the morning and stayed there until about 4 in the afternoon….what a day! Here are a few photos from the royal show….
Have a good week-end everyone, still another week of school holiday here…yaay!