Celebrate the enduring legacy of the Melbourne Royal Show in a 9News Special – The Show Goes On was aired Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. 

Hosted by Peter Hitchener and Alicia Loxley, this heartwarming program will commemorate Melbourne Royal’s remarkable 175-year journey from 1848 to the present day. Join us as we delve into the lives of extraordinary individuals who’ve devoted themselves to this iconic event.

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the CEO of Melbourne Royal, Brad Jenkins, who offers a glimpse into the organization’s rich history and a tantalizing preview of the upcoming festivities.

Meet a dedicated cattle exhibitor, whose unbreakable bond with her father, a fellow exhibitor, spans generations and revolves around showcasing the finest livestock.

Witness a legacy of showmanship as we introduce you to a man born into the world of amusements, now passing the reins to his talented children, who excel in mastering thrilling rides.

For the showbag provider, it’s all about bringing joy to children’s faces as they unwrap their treasures – a simple pleasure that fuels her passion.

Listen to the captivating tales of a 95-year-old poultry exhibitor, whose lifetime dedication to raising and showcasing remarkable fowl stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Melbourne Royal Show.

Enter the world of showjumping with a prestigious Garryowen event champion equestrian rider, where grace and skill shine brightly under the spotlight.

And finally, meet last year’s Arts, Craft & Cookery cake decorating winner, who draws inspiration from children’s books to bring whimsical creations to life, captivating both the young and the young at heart.

The Show Goes On not only celebrates the history of the Melbourne Royal Show, but also pays tribute to the people who have made it an enduring and cherished tradition. It’s a testament to the fact that, generation after generation, the show will always go on, connecting people and spreading joy.

Brad Jenkins, Melbourne Royal CEO, said: “The Show Goes On is a fantastic documentary that celebrates 175 years of Melbourne Royal and showcases what makes Melbourne Royal and the iconic Melbourne Royal Show so special – the people.

“Over the past 175 years, the Show has grown and evolved to be a unique and valuable platform to promote and celebrate agriculture, inspire excellence through competition and bring communities together, and this documentary perfectly captures that.

“As we countdown to the opening day of the 2023 Show on Thursday, September 21, we look forward to people enjoying this television special, which features wonderful historical footage and interviews with family and friends involved in the Show.

“We are truly grateful for the support that we have received from Channel 9 in promoting the Melbourne Royal Show.”

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