2020 Royal Adelaide Show Cancelled due to COVID-19

Royal Adelaide Show 2020

Royal Adelaide Show cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19

The organisers behind the Royal Adelaide Show have made the decision to cancel this year’s 2020 Royal Adelaide Show due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the current restrictions in place for public gatherings, along with the uncertainty of any timeline around lifting restrictions, it makes it unworkable to hold a large event such as the Show in 2020.

In the Society’s 181-year history, there have only been four reasons for the Show not being held, namely WWI and WW2 along with the Victorian Gold Rush in 1852 and the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic.

The organisers of the show said,

The decision not to go ahead with the 2020 Royal Adelaide Show has not been taken lightly. It is deeply disappointing to reach this decision; however, it has been carefully evaluated and considered. It is felt the position the Society has taken is in the best interest of public health and the broader community.

The Society will now turn its attention to planning and presenting a fantastic Spring Show in 2021.

Click here to read the announcement on the Royal Adelaide Show’s Facebook page.

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Image Source: Royal Adelaide Show Facebook page


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