The Royal Launceston Show is an annual event showcasing agricultural and pastoral life, along with other industries and aspects of the area.
The Royal Launceston Show is held at the Launceston Showgrounds in Inveresk during October. The event is hosted by the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania (RNAPS).
The show has been running since 1873, though the descriptor “royal” was only added in 1984 after a royal decree was granted giving it this official status.
The Thursday in October is a public holiday in Northern Tasmania.
Formed in 1833
First Launceston Show
2 December 1834
In 1981, the Show was honoured with a visit by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip.
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