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Experience an unforgettable day out with family and friends at the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show, held from Saturday, 23 September to Tuesday, 3 October at Melbourne Showgrounds. Celebrating 162 of years of bringing the country to the city, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).Visitors to the Royal Melbourne Show will be entertained all day with hundreds of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions. Get up close and see, pat and feed hundreds of farm animals at the Royal Melbourne Show’s expansive animal precincts and attractions. Taste your way around the Royal Melbourne Show with a diverse offering of award-winning food and drink from some of Melbourne’s most popular eateries and acclaimed Australian chefs.Enjoy hours of all-inclusive entertainment, with demonstrations, stunts and shows from talented performers and amazing animals, plus the thrills and excitement of carnival rides for all ages, the always-popular Showbag Pavilion and much more. The Royal Melbourne Show gates will open daily from 9:30am to 9:00pm, with all pavilions open from 10:00am.