Country shows are loads of fun, and give city families the chance to experience country life for a day or two. They're also a great alternative to the over-priced chaos of the big city events.
Here in South Australia, there are quite a few country shows that are just a short drive away from Adelaide. What's the best country show close to Adelaide? Why is it good and how far away is it from Adelaide?
The Kangaroo Island one is always wonderful (early November), and a visit to it is great combined with a weekend getaway to enjoy the other attractions of the area. If you're prepared to drive out to the York or Eyre Peninsulas, the small shows there are also real treats as they're very community orientated and capture the mood of old-time rural Australia.