Owing to persistent uncertainty as to the progression of COVID-19, it remains improbable that any South African event catering for large groups will be permitted prior to October 2020. Accordingly, and in deference to all committed and potential participants, it has regrettably been decided to cancel the 2020 Royal Show in its entirety.

The Royal Agricultural Society acknowledges with appreciation the many people who have already devoted time and resources in preparing for this year’s event.

On a positive note, the 2021 Royal Show will take place from 28 May until 6 June next year; a special occasion that coincides with the Royal Agricultural Society’s 170th anniversary. – Press release, The Royal Agricultural Society