August 13, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier
The Royal Adelaide Show has become the latest agricultural show casualty of the pandemic after Ekka and the Royal Melbourne Show were also cancelled in recent weeks.
The Adelaide event was slated to run September 4 to 12, before being advised by South Australia’s health authorities this week that, due to the ongoing outbreaks in NSW, Victoria and Queensland, attendance numbers for the show would be capped at less than 10,000 people per day.
The show usually attracts up to 50,000 people per day, in addition to up to 10,000 people either working or participating in the show.
The event contributes around $170 million to the state’s economy each year.