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Darwin Showgrounds and Exhibition Centre - Stuart Highway Winnellie

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Overview

The Royal Darwin Show is on again from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 July 2019 at the Darwin Showgrounds, Winnellie. Celebrating 68 years as the Territory’s oldest and largest community event, the Royal Darwin Show offers showgoers young and young at heart an incredible opportunity to experience the best of the Territory. Come on down to celebrate the diverse talent, local produce, plants and animals, arts, cultures and more of what makes the Territory great.

Royal Darwin Show CEO Cherry Court says the Show always has something for everyone, and this year’s Show will celebrate ‘the Year of the Pig’, and this will be acknowledged throughout the many categories in the Show.

Below are some of the highlights during the Show’s three exciting days, and best of all, they’re free with your entry ticket. So grab your friends and family and enjoy the Royal Darwin Show!


DINKUM DINOSAURS AT THIS YEAR’S ROYAL DARWIN SHOW!

Don’t miss this charming exhibition which combines education with professional comedy family entertainment.

There are 3 interactive sessions per day each including a 30 minute educational talk on dinosaurs followed by a 30 minute comedy dinosaur puppet show with ventriloquist Ranger Jim. The dinosaur trail is open all day and Ranger Jim will be around between shows to answer any questions on dinosaurs and fossils etc.

An added attraction this year is a brand new dinosaur in the shape of a giant walkaround puppet called Tyson the T-Rex who can dance. The children can have a close-up encounter and pat him.
He’s a dinkum dinosaur!

SHOWTIMES: 10.30 am, 1 pm and 3.30 pm

TREX ENCOUNTER: 12 pm and 2.30 pm Daily


FIRST LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

STILT WALKING, FIRE DANCERS, COORDINATION WORKSHOPS, TOY SHOP, HIGH PROFILE PROMOTIONS AND ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SHOWS.

These skills and diversity allow them to travel far and wide, by plane, by sea and in ‘Ruby’ their trusty van, packed to the brim with costumes, props, toys and hilarity!
To entertain and teach the young, the old and all those in between.

First Light Entertainment have been travelling performers for over 10 years in Australia.


AMAZING RACING PIGS

Daily morning, afternoon and evening shows

Come and join the Vandeleur Family and participate in this amazing small arena act

Daily morning, afternoon and evening shows.

Come and join the Vandeleur Family and participate in this amazing small arena act


The Drumming Monkeys

This immensely popular variety show is aimed at 2–8 year olds, and is also great entertainment for all ages. The 2 monkey puppets (Bongo and Congo) play African drums, lead audiences in songs, dances and perform magic tricks.

They have been regulars at the Darwin show but sadly this will be their last year so do not miss them


ONE MOB – IN THE MAIN ARENA

The Royal Agricultural Society of the NT is proud to support the No More campaign.

We thank its founder Charlie King for his ongoing dedication to promote respect and the importance of linking traditional dancing and spear throwing together to tell stories and say “No More” to family violence. Both have been passed down for thousands of years and will be at the Show on Saturday at 3pm


CHAINSAW SCULPTING AT ITS BEST

Don’t be misled by the use of a chainsaw, come and watch Robby create an amazing work of art from a log.
Rob Bast is a self-taught sculptor from the Yarra Valley in Victoria Australia. He works with various materials such as wood, steel, ice and stone. Having always enjoyed drawing and sculpture, Rob started chainsaw carving in 2003 and then started sculpting full time in 2009 building a thriving business concentrating on chainsaw carving and metal sculpture.
Rob was awarded first place with his piece called ‘The Man from Snowy River’ in the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships held in January 2017. He was also awarded the People’s Choice Award.