|2014||9 October||Thursday||Municipal areas of Break O'Day, Dorset,
George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley,
Northern Midlands, West Tamar.
The public holiday for the Royal Launceston Show is the Thursday before the second Saturday in October and is a holiday for Launceston, Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar. The show runs over the Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Launceston region has a population of around 100,000 and is situated in northern Tasmania where the North and South Esk Rivers join to become the Tamar River. As such, it is a central point for the agricultural region of northern Tasmania and a wonderful place for locals to display and compete in all areas of regional produce.
From knitting to wood chops, from marmalade to yard dogs, and from embroidery to show jumping, the Royal Launceston Show has something for everyone to view and participate in. Popular features are the judging of livestock and the equestrian events.
The Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania, a non-profit publicly listed company, runs the show for the benefit of all Tasmanians. The show has run since 1834 when it featured early imports of stud cattle, like Devons.
The show is held at the Launceston Showground at Inveresk and attracts around15,000 visitors each year. There are good savings for buying early-bird tickets before the show and, on the Saturday Family Day, there are presentable savings and many discounts on showbags and rides for families.