First staged in 1894 at the Old Wanderers Cricket Grounds, the Rand Show is South Africa’s heritage show. Over the years it has moved to new venues and embraced new themes but it endures as a firm South African family favourite annually attracting over 200 000 visitors.

“Although one Rand Show has just ended, we are already excited for next year,” says Newman. “2019 will be our 125th anniversary, so you can expect us to really pull out all the stops to make it even bigger and even better. Mark it in your diaries now, as you won’t want to miss this one!”

First staged in 1894 at the Old Wanderers Cricket Grounds, the Rand Show is South Africa’s heritage show. Over the years it has moved to new venues and embraced new themes but it endures as a firm South African family favourite annually attracting over 200 000 visitors.

“Although one Rand Show has just ended, we are already excited for next year,” says Newman. “2019 will be our 125th anniversary, so you can expect us to really pull out all the stops to make it even bigger and even better. Mark it in your diaries now, as you won’t want to miss this one!”

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The Rand Show Still A Firm Family Favourite

Despite some rainy days, nothing could put a dampener on the festive atmosphere and bustle of activity at the Rand Show 2018, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) in Nasrec from Friday 30 March – Sunday 8 April 2018. Craig Newman, CEO of the JEC, says, “This...

Who Let The Beasts Out?

It is a “who let the Animal Kingdom out” situation this Easter holidays at the Rand Show with various animal shows and animal interactions happening yet again. The show will take a plunge as of the 30th of March. Parents have an opportunity bring their children to...

SANDF’s Action Packed Program Announced

The Rand Show gives South African families a rare opportunity to interact with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). Nowhere else can you observe the different divisions in action, and see what equipment and hardware they use. To do this, SANDF has...

Zane Carim, Director/Owner | White Rabbit Productions

“The Rand Show was a great success as MultiChoice Corporate Affairs was able to engage a wide range of LSM groups and demographics across the board.
MultiChoice used this opportunity to showcase all facets of the group through a multi-zoned exhibition stand, educational infographics as well as an entertainment performance stage. Numbers of public far exceeded our expectations and we hit beyond our engagement target clocking 20 000 plus festival goers through our stand. Wishing you and team all the best and we hope that the Rand Show goes from strength to strength.”

Andre Van Helsing | Sensation Boats

“The organizing is perfect. The feel and vibe of the show is beautiful.”

JJ | Garden World

“We’d love to come back every year to the Rand Show. It was a phenomenal experience this year.”

Monaka Debetle | Nestle

“It is one of the best consumer events on the continent.”

Cpt. Tsekiso Mafikeng | Saps

“We have seen that people are at the Rand Show on a daily basis, anyone that misses the Rand Show is missing a lot.”

David Hells | Makro

“We have been exceptionally busy. We have had the feet and the customers.”

Zoleka Vilakazi | Boardmans

“It’s been a good pop-up shop in terms of sales. We did better than we thought we would.”

Vonne Lombard | Danone Southern Africa

“Fantastic social media coverage. Partnering with the Rand Show on this activation was a really good decision.”

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