I love the Melbourne show! I highly recommend going, especially if you are going with your partner. I went last year for the first time since I was a teenager, and was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it was. One thing though, the carni folk do rip you off. I spend a lot of money trying to win my girlfriend a "teddy" and it end up costing me over $40. Maybe I'm just crap at those games, but I think those carni's were ripping me off...BUT I think that's all part of the experience. Kinda like going to France to see rude people :)
Ignore your friends, and go!
If you haven't been at least once, you MUST go. If anything to appreciate the history of Melbourne. The Melbourne Show is an institution with its animals, rides and most importantly showbags! I remember the good old days when you could get 10 showbags for $5.
On the topic - what is everyone's favourite showbag of all time? I loved the Freddo one.
I hate the Bertie Beetle is a crowd favourite, but i hate them!
I love Hubba Bubba and any dodgy magic bag. I loved the Rambo style ones when i was a kid.
How'd you go localrichy? Did you make it to the Show at all?
The Melbourne Show is as Gordon Ramsey would say "crap, upon crap , upon crap ! To make it worse we have to pay lots to see their crap.
It's worth going if you have never been, especially for the children.