Five things to see at the Canberra Show

Not going to lie, this is one of my favourite times of the year when the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show comes to town. Wood-chopping, a 37-metre Ferris wheel with a rotating gondola, and hot men in shining armour are all fabulous new additions to this year’s line-up.

Sure I could tell you about the old favourites like the Farmyard Nursery or the Trackskill Holden v Ford Ute Challenge. But you saw those last year, right? Here’s your must see…

They are new, they’ll make you wee your pants in excitement and they are events that the family will love.

  1. Cut it out, Australia v New Zealand in wood… chopping

For the first time, you can catch the wood-chopping on all three days of the show. Yep, it’s THAT popular, especially when the two powerhouses in the age old sport, Australia and New Zealand, go up against each other. New South Wales will meet Queensland too in epic battles including the stand block chops.

The Canberra Show
The Canberra Show
  1. Pooches who can fly—cue… Flyball titles

We get the National Flyball titles. You may see the next-door neighbours pup running, jumping and fighting for balls triggered by flyball box pedals.

  1. This makes me dizzy…a 37-metre Ferris wheel with a rotating gondola

It’s not the show without a Ferris wheel, right? Well this one exceeds expectations. It’s 37 metres tall and comes with a rotating gondola which sparkles at night. It’s the first time this wheel of fabulousness has visited Canberra and it’s sure to be a favourite.

  1. Knights in shining armour, with big bulging poles

Knights, on horses and jousting, make their debut at the show this year. And knights charging at one another at full speed is sure to be a spectacle!

  1. Finally, finish with a bang, gang

Bigger, brighter, booming crackers to round out the show. My tip, get your seat early. They’re on tonight and tomorrow night.

Don’t. Even. Start. Me. On the show bags… That’s a whole other article. For more details visit I’ll be the one trying to find my Knight in shining armour at the jousting.


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