Last year Covid-19 forced The Royal Adelaide Show to close its gates, but this year it’s back…though it will be a little different than usual.

From September 4-12, The Royal Adelaide Show will go ahead so you can look forward to having a fun-filled day with the whole family. But before you go jumping the gun and screaming to the kids ‘we’re going to DISNEYLAND…wait, I mean THE ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW!’ you’ll have to pre-book your tickets and choose your day.

You will have to plan ahead and select your day to ensure that there is enough capacity. There will be a limit of 50,000 people on site at any time, inclusive of the employees.

Source: Royal Adelaide Show Facebook

Another new inclusion, which is yet to be confirmed, is the new ‘traffic light’ system which was used during the Sydney show. This app tells show-goers how busy certain indoor areas are, specifically the larger pavilions such as Showbag Pavilion and Goyder and Jubilee. The green light indicates it’s not busy, amber is slightly busy, and red is full capacity so expect a wait time to enter.

To avoid this congestion, especially over the weekend, the show organisers are encouraging people to come during the weekday, when it is usually less busy, by offering discounted prices.

Source: Royal Adelaide Show Facebook

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As for our favourite thing, QR codes, Show general manager Michelle Hocking has said that they’re hoping to have just one QR code to scan it at the entrance of the show, rather than individual QR codes for every pavilion.

And lastly, you can expect things to look a little bigger. No not the rides, but the spacing of everything to follow COVID protocols including social distancing, and space for more hygiene stations.

To keep up to date with the show, head to their website here.