|Looks like he's saying, "Eewwwww..."|
|Someone dyed this poor dog green! Who would do such a thing?!?!|
|Kermit Explosion (I'm naming my band that if I ever have one. Dibs!!!)|
|An 8th grader made this. Man, I feel like a loser now...|
|Bake Off! These are yo-yo's, aka Melting Moments, my favoritest Aussie cookie to date.|
|Matt flabbergasted over so many fruitcakes in one place. Shocking!|
The one thing that sets the Royal Melbourne show apart from any state fair in the US is SHOWBAGS! They started out back in the day as a free give-away for show goers containing samples of products of the show promoters. But these things have evolved into a kind of Easter basket - Halloween candy bag for kids containing everything from bite sized candies to toys to magazines. Oh yeah, and now you have to pay for these. They have become a big business at the show!
The crowd at the show is NUTS for these things! There was a huge curling line just to get in to the pavilion to shop for showbags. And once inside, the place was completely chockers (that's Aussie for "crowded").
|Packed to the rafters inside the showbag pavilion|
|A typical showbag vendor stall|
And yes, I did buy myself a showbag. But it was a boring adult showbag (and no, I don't mean porn when I say "Adult! Come on, now!). It was a Woman's Health Magazine showbag. For the low, low price of $23 I got a Woman's Health pink athletic bag, 4 issues of said magazine, a razor, a pink travel toiletry bag, Olay spf lotion, hand sanitizer, and a bunch of samples of shampoo and other ladies' type stuff. I bought it mainly for the experience. Who knows if I will ever use this stuff. I should have just gotten a showbag filled with candy! Bwah-ha-ha!
If you are ever in Melbourne in the spring, check out the Royal Melbourne Show!!