Masses of performers are gathering to bring 11 days of magic, excitement and fun to the stages, arenas and halls of this year's Rand Show.
There are stunt-car drivers flying in from Italy, and a winter wonderland of snow with South Africa's longest-ever indoor ice toboggan slide being trucked up from Cape Town.
The world's most recognisable science geek - the Naked Scientist - has already booked his ticket out of London, while South Africa's strongest men are getting pumped for a qualifier of epic proportions.
Some of Mzansi's best-loved artists and groups are tuning up for their stage appearances, and the military is going through its paces to ensure its tactical displays leave audiences gasping, while some of SA's top chefs are sharpening their knives for displays of culinary flare in the SA Chefs Theatre.
And lining up behind them are magicians, gymnasts, animal trainers, funfair-ride operators... all coming together to create a world of entertainment choice, with something to excite and delight every member of the family.
So from 18 to 28 April, the Rand Show is the place to be if you want affordable, family entertainment this Easter holiday... let the countdown begin to showtime!THE RAND SHOW 2014DATES:
From Friday 18 April to Monday 28 April, 2014. SHOW HOURS:
Gates open daily at 9am. Ticketing booths into the showgrounds close at 6pm, although the show closes at 7pm.VENUE:
Johannesburg Expo Centre, Rand Show Road, Nasrec. (GPS - S26°14.810' E27°68.695')TICKETS:
R100 for adults, R50 for pensioners over 65, R50 for teens aged 13-16, R20 for kids aged 6 to 12, and FREE for children under six.
Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. (There is no surcharge on Computicket tickets.)VALUE:
Tickets give visitors free entry to the majority of the Rand Show's top attractions.TOP ATTRACTIONS:
The Naked Scientist; SNOW Time, the Rand Show's winter wonderland of snow; The Pit Bull International Xtreme Motor Show; SA's Strongest Man Qualifier; Theuns Jordaan, Swing City, Dozi and Tokyo Groove, plus many more in concert on the Showtime Stage; the SA Chefs Theatre; tactical military displays and exhibits; the Animal Kingdom with bird and snake shows and more; and playtime for kids in Tumble Town.