The Rand Easter Show is back this year with a bang. Make sure you don’t miss out on the 113th edition and skip the queue by getting your Rand Show tickets nice and early. The Rand Show showcases all things outdoors, food and home decor. Bring the whole family to this annual spectacular where there is something for everyone. If you have never been to a show before, then the Rand Show 2016 will definitely impress. Here’s the lowdown on the event:
The history of the Rand Show
The first Rand Show was held at the Wonderers cricket grounds in November 1894 which was hosted by the Witwatersrand Agricultural Society. The following year saw Paul Kruger himself opening the show in Milner Park (today it’s the University of the Witwatersrand’s West Campus). The show was halted due to the Anglo Boer War and was brought back in 1936.
The Rand Show took place over eleven days and it was originally hosted to showcase South Africa’s agricultural and livestock industries. South Africans came from all over the country to attend this show. Later shows exhibited a lot more industrial and commercial goods. Since then the show has been held at the NASREC Expo center, with exception of one show that was held at the Gallagher Estate in 2009.
The Rand Show 2016
The 2016 Rand Easter Show is once again at the NASREC Expo Centre and is taking place from the 25th of March till the 3rd of April. Rand Show tickets are unfortunately not available yet and we can’t give you information on the Rand Show entrance fee until it is update on their website.
In terms of what you can expect from the show, think of this as an exhibition that includes every single facet of our lives. Everything from electronics to cars to kitchen appliances will be on show. There will be a place for your kids to enjoy themselves too with daily activities and shows to entertain them.
In terms of entertainment you can expect to be wowed by performances from the Afrikaanse Musiekfees, Joyous Celebration and the Bollywood Festival. Then there will be parades and many people dressed up for the kids.
What will be on exhibition?
This year there are twelve different categories where various people will be showcasing their products. These categories are as follows:
The Man Cave
Visitors to this product area will experience a wide array of testosterone empowering products. Here you will find many different gadgets, games and gears. This includes 4×4 accessories, boats, bikes, DIY goods, Whiskey tasting and everything in between. If you are looking for a new home theater system or top quality bar accessories then this is the area to head on down to.
This product area is all about the space you live in. It’s about how you decorate it and what you fill it with. Furniture for sale will be available as well as linens, textiles and anything you can possibly think of that has to do with home decor.
This year’s Rand Easter Show will feature an interactive food hall that houses celebrity chefs, surprise ingredients and some very big displays. If you want to showcase cookware or cooking appliances then this is also the place to do it. Food stalls and drink stands will also be there to keep your appetite satiated.
Science & Tech
If you are into the latest cutting edge tech then The Science & Technology Laboratory is for you. Whether you are young or old (or young at heart), something for everyone can be found here. There is just the right balance of fun and learning here. Learn all about robotics, astronomy and more. If you want to hear about the latest veterinary research or buy your kids their next chemistry set then the Science & Tech area is right up your alley.
The Rand Show has constructed the biggest toy shop in South Africa. It’s all about games, surprises and fun around every corner. Colour is in abundance and there are daily activities and events planned to keep your tots happily entertained. If you are looking for kids clothing, kid’s furniture or even party planners, find it here.
The public sector has never had a platform this big. This is South Africa’s biggest public sector platform for showcasing. If you have a skills development program or you are at university that want to showcase its services to students then make sure you get exhibition space here.
If you have a keen sense of fashion trends and you want nothing more than to mingle with Johannesburg’s beautiful people then the fashion area at the Rand Easter Show cannot be beaten. Meet a wide range of local designers and representatives of international clothing brands. If you need a new wardrobe or fashion accessories then there will also be a wide range of fashion items available like shoes, clothing and handbags for sale.
Health & Beauty
One of the biggest halls at the Rand Show this year will house the health and beauty exhibition section. Balance your body and mind by picking up a wide range of feel good products that will leave you feeling more beautiful than ever before. When you walk into this section you will experience bliss, relaxation as well as a feeling of Zen washes over you.
Garden & Outdoor
If the materialism of the modern world gets you down and your soul has a brilliant tint of green then why not give the garden and outdoor section a visit? On display will be many ways to get your hands dirty and wet your organic appetite. If you have funky pots or gardening equipment then this is the area to showcase them.
Forget that you are living in a big city by slipping into the wilder side of the Rand Show. Adventure awaits all those who are brave enough to cross over into this section. If you like the wind in your hair and the feeling of the salty spray on your face then you can find boats, 4×4 accessories, braais and boerewors on display. See the latest hiking gear and maybe go home with a top of the range jet ski.
Pets & Animals
If you want to be thoroughly entertained then the Rand Show has daily animal shows in the Pets and Animal section. There will also be a reptile park and a petting zoo for people to enjoy.
Pet accessories, pet food, training and everything pet related will be on exhibition.
To encourage maximum attendance and give everyone an excuse to shop, the Big Sale has been planned for the midweek of the Rand Show 2016. If you want to take advantage of this as a store owner then make sure your stand is up before the sale hits.
The Rand Show is a fun filled outing and has something for the entire family. You will find many exciting activities and products on exhibition from 4×4 accessories for the man cave to handbags for sale for the ladies. Keep looking on Junk Mail for some great discount on Rand Show tickets. Selling your tickets or unused items? Place your FREE AD on Junk Mail today!