Goyder Pavilion

Food & Wine

This area is a popular feature and once again it will present an abundance of gastronomic delights to see, try and buy. The aromas, flavours and colourful displays will tempt and entice you to visit the food, wine and coffee stalls to taste as you go. This is just the place to appease the hungry hordes with a “take home pack” of your favourite gourmet food or wine.

Chilli Factory

A family business run and operated by Marcel, Connie and Alex de Wit. A must for your taste buds and so far they have already won more than 69 major awards nationally and internationally and the list is still growing. All products have fresh natural 100% Australian grown chillies. No artificial flavours or preservatives are used. There is no MSG added to their sauces and chutneys and most products are 100% gluten free. They are the Guinness World Record holders of the Hottest Chilli in the World!!

Tea Tonic

Tea Tonic has Australia’s healthiest range of herbal teas. Sample their “COMPLEXION TEA”.

Tea Tonic’s Herbal Teas have been professionally formulated by Naturopath and Herbalist Lisa Hilbert and focuses on health and wellbeing. Tea Tonic is dedicated to providing exceptional quality using only the highest grade ingredients including freshly picked herbs and fruits in unbleached tea bags and loose leaf tea to ensure maximum potency and goodness is delivered in every cup of Herbal Tea.

Check the Website. www.teatonic.com.au

Pudding Lane

The process of making their puddings is environmentally friendly. They have won the first ever Golden Egg award from the RSPCA for kind to animal and using all Free Range eggs. They also have won the inaugural Food Challenge award for Australian Sustainable Manufacturer. Every pudding is individually made by hand, weighed out and shaped, tied with string and boiled in the cloth in coppers for many hours before being hung on the line to dry, age and mature. The puddings have a 2 year shelf life and once opened will keep for 6 months in the fridge. All Australian owned and made, free of any artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. They now export to the UK and also branded their puddings for Jamie Oliver and Donna Hay – they are made to be moist and designed to be delicious!

Say Cheese

Say Cheese is South Australia's iconic cheese shop with an extraordinary selection of local and imported cheeses. Based at the Adelaide Central Market, they buy directly from cheese makers Australia wide, as well as France, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA.

Art & Craft - Junior & Open

The prestigious Duncan Gallery in Goyder Pavilion is the home of the Art & Craft & Quilt display.  With this impressive location you can spend hours of viewing pleasure.

Royal Adelaide Art Prize Display

Come and view nearly 400 artworks entered. All artwork on display is for sale.

Horticulture Display

The Horticulture Section will feature two amazing ‘Feature Garden’ Display’s this year.

Habitat’, is Sophie Thomson’s 2017 feature garden. Sophie will demonstrate what different creatures need in terms of habitat, shelter, food and water in order to move into your backyard. At a time when urban habitat is under threat, every backyard makes a difference. Gardens should provide habitat to all the creatures that live there.

As well as showing you what to do on a practical level, Habitat will also include elements of whimsy with a massive orange selfie wall with a giant butterfly you can stand in front of, and large butterfly and dragonfly cut outs you can stand behind.  Larger than life butterflies will fly above the garden and bird nests will be suspended from the ceiling.  As with all her feature gardens, recycling will feature with old items given new life and garden waste repurposed into woven wonders. 

The second display titled ‘The Work-Life Balance Garden’ presented by South Australian designer, Tim Harper of Space Capsule Landscape Design and fresh off the back of his third place award in the Landscaping Victoria’s Boutique Garden Competition at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, this garden will be modern, refreshing, yet contemporary. Natural timber frames against grey paving, a fire pit and water feature will enhance the placement of lush healthy climate compatible plants. Tim will use contemporary materials to create a formal design with a casual feel. Everyone who visits the garden to be able will take home ideas for their own space.

Vietnamese Farmers Association

A display that highlights the importance of the Vietnamese community’s role in the South Australian and will emphasise the importance of Vietnamese vegetable and flower production.

There are also plans for Vietnamese cooking demonstrations, interpretive signage that tells the story of Vietnamese farmers’ involvement in horticulture since 1983 and a special event on the Goyder stage with the Governor.

Mermaid Feature

The magnificent and highly colourful “Mermaid” will be used to showcase the wonderfully creative and talented students and staff of the TAFESA Floristry Program based at the Tea Tree Gully campus.

The “Mermaid” is a feature in the Horticulture Section and her highly colourful decorations of flowers and many “friends” including, crabs, turtles, seagulls, giant sea shells, treasure boxes have excited and been loved by the many children and parents who come to see her. 

Plant Sale

At the end of the Show plants used in the horticulture display are available to buy. You can pre-order the plants from 9 September by contacting Geoffrey Fuller on 0438 838 031. Succulents, shrubs, ornamental grasses, perennials, specialty trees, groundcovers, fruit trees, Australian natives and more are on offer for sale.


Sponsored by The Bowden Group

Feast your eyes on photographs from some of the best of Australian photographers. Selected from 1,500 entries from all over Australia and catering for locals will be some 500 prints featuring subjects such as people, landscape, nature in both black and white and colour.

Photography is becoming a fashionable collectors’ item, and many of those on display will be for sale.

Cookery - Open & Junior

View the display of entries in the Junior and Open cookery competition in Duncan Gallery.

Citizenship Ceremony

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be conducting citizenship ceremonies to celebrate 69 years of citizenship in Australia.

Fruit - Commercial

Apples and Pears

South Australia’s best fruit is on display along with information on varieties. Apples, pears and juice are available for purchase. Local growers are available all day to meet with the public and share their knowledge around fruit production.


The very best of South Australia's Citrus will be on display along with daily freshly squeezed orange juice. Meet local citrus growers with your citrus questions. There are many varieties of citrus trees and fruit available for purchase and tasting. 


A variety of classes including Extracted Liquid Honey, Native and Imported Flora, Blue Gum, Candied Honey, Creamed Honey, Comb Honey (Packaged & or Framed), Beeswax, Novice Section and Young Beekeepers, for exhibitors under 18 years of age, Including a new class this year for Beeswax Candles.


Competitive Horticulture and Floriculture entries will provide a visual treat for visitors.  

There are classes for “cuts” of Native flowers, garden Shrubs and Trees, (cuts, meaning stems or branches in flower).

Camellias are one of the many species of flowers entered for judging. Camellia blooms are arranged on show benches, each year novice and expert growers, stage the result of a year’s passionate culture and nurturing of their beloved Camellias.

There will be experienced growers available to give expert cultural advice on the growing of orchids.

Bonsai enthusiasts will be vying for top honours, as this year’s the Show welcomes an interstate judge. There are three showings of Bonsai, so to see the best of deciduous and evergreen Bonsai a second visit to the Show is recommended.

There will also be a Bonsai feature garden, artistically displaying some of the best trees from Bonsai club members, who will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the finer points of their art.

The Junior and Teenagers Sections of Creative Floral entries, fruit, vegetable and pot plant classes have continued to attract a terrific number of entries and are always very popular from the public’s perspective.

Scarecrow Competition

The Scarecrow competition is open to Kindergartens and Primary School students, with prize money awarded to the students nominated Kindergarten or Primary School. Three categories will be contested; A recycled scarecrow, constructed from recycled materials; a scarecrow depicting a storybook character and a Teacher scarecrow modelled on a teacher from the school (with the teacher’s permission of course!

Florist Competitions

The public will have the opportunity to vote on their favourite floral displays. The People’s Choice Awards are for:

  • The floor displays created by our State’s leading florists showcasing their floristry business. The theme is “Showcase a Country of the Florist’s Choice”.
  • Floristry Pedestal arrangements, any style created by our State’s florists.
  • “Celebration” Table centre displays created by the talented TAFESA students.

Votes will be cast on September 1 and 2 and winners will be announced by Sunday 3 September.

Floral Art Competition

On Tuesday 5 September, the talented members of Adelaide’s Floral Art Clubs will prepare their exhibits for judging of the 2017 RA&HS Floral Art Competition.

The final displays will feature dramatic interpretations of various concepts and themes that will test the creativity of the designers and of the highly qualified interstate judge who has been commissioned to judge and comment on these displays.