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The Royal Melbourne Show

22 Feb

The Royal Melbourne Show is more than a carnival event for kids – it is a one-stop event for family and for tourists visiting Melbourne around mid-September or October. DSC_0001 Some our friends from Melbourne actually shrugged off the idea when I asked them if it was worth going to this event, but I was really interested in going anyway so we still gave it a go.. Animal shows, live music, art, craft & cookery competitions, stunt shows, fireworks, a glimpse of the Masterchef kitchen, and so many more activities – you name it, and this event would probably have it. It has something to offer for each person in the family, so it is worth having the family spend a day together here. 20140924_131024 As a Masterchef Australia enthusiast, I enjoyed going to the Masterchef pavilion the most. DSC_0413
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20140924_132811 We got to see the kitchen and pantry up-close, and we were even able to see Emma from season 5 and Byron from season 6. DSC_0414

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DSC_0440 My next favorite would have to be the sheep-shearing demonstration, as it was my first time seeing this done. I know being sheared is just similar to us humans getting a haircut, but I couldn’t help but feel pity on those poor little things.. DSC_0003

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In addition to sheep-shearing, there are other agricultural experiences like wood chopping, cow-milking, and honey-making.

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For animal lovers out there, there are animal (alpaca, dog, cat, horse, goat, sheep, cattle, etc) shows throughout the event.

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I am not a pet lover but I enjoyed having a look at the dogs, so I imagine dog lovers out there would love a visit to the pavilion housing the canines waiting for their turn in the dog show.

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Though we did not get to see the actual art, craft and culinary competition, the entries were on display for us to have a look. There were amazing pictures in the photo exhibit. I especially enjoyed seeing the different creative cakes on display.

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Amazing cake showing different places in Australia

Amazing cake showing different places in Australia

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For food lovers, there are plenty of food-tasting opportunities.

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For TV enthusiasts, you will have a chance to pretend to be a contestant in X-factor or Million Dollar Minute.

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Hubby and I trying to have a go on answering questions for Million Dollar Minute. Behind us are brave ladies playing anchors for the local news

Hubby and I trying to have a go on answering questions for Million Dollar Minute. Behind us are brave ladies playing anchors for the local news.

You can have a go at playing anchor in the local news channel and get to take home an actual recording of yourself delivering a news item. We didn’t have the confidence and time to do this, but for brave souls out there, this would be a blast and a good keepsake of the experience 🙂

Lastly, the majority of the show is ultimately devoted to the kiddies.. So I can’t end my post without saying that there are a lot of rides the kids will enjoy – animal rides and thrill rides. Plus tons of show bags for taking home! It really is mainly a carnival, after all 😉

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We arrived before lunch, and went home without even having a chance to check out the musical shows and other attractions (there really were so many things to see and do). But it was getting dark and our feet could not bear the standing and walking anymore, so we had to call it a day.

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