I bought my ticket for the early bird price of $22 as a friend of mine is a RACV member. Yay and I didn’t have to pay the extra $15 to see the MKR show as it was free.
We got there by public transport. But if we were to drive there it would cost a ridiculous $20 just for parking just for the two of us. I had a monthly and my friend just had MYKI money. Btw there is nowhere to recharge MYKI so you have to do it at the station.
The ATM facilities are limited so its a great idea to make sure that you have heaps of cash before you come. If you don’t there is an ATM in Shopping village next door so you can always get money out before you enter. Or if you are coming by train you can get money out at Flinders st or Southern Cross station as they have heaps of ATMS.
There were heaps of cute things in the Art, Craft and Cookery pavilion.
There is so many free things to do at the show such as see all the cooking demonstrations, milk a cow, see the Pets and sample lots and lots of food. You even get some products for free to take home. I did have to pay $1 for a really good spirally apple and $4 for some really great Timboon Ice cream.
But the only downside is that show bags can cost quite a lot and you don’t get much in them. But I got 2 food bags for $10 and a Women’s weekly for $15. My friend got carried away and got way too many. She got about 7 bags.
The rides too can cost a lot. But we are not fans of the rides or the games.
The MKR stuff was really cool. Normally you’d have to pay $15 but it was free. Great and I loved Karen Martini. She was a really great host. Nick and Rocco were really fun to watch. sorry I couldn’t take any pictures of the boys- it was so dark in there and there was so much security around that place.