2015 Royal Show – Final Report
With favourable weather throughout and 328 commercial exhibitors, in excess of 3 500 livestock, and 132 643 visitors, the 165th Royal Show ended on a high note on Sunday evening, 7 June.
By virtue of not hosting the Ukhozi FM Concert on the final Sunday – when the exhibition side has closed – this was the first occasion in 16 years that the Show remained operational in its entirety for the full ten days. The move was well received, and by all accounts the expectations of stakeholders were met.
In particular, the feedback received from visitors indicate high levels of satisfaction, especially in terms of perceived value, where for a day’s outing, inclusive of top-class concerts, a gate charge of only R55 is levied.