DAY one of the Royal Launceston Show today has something for everyone, from rock-climbing to thrilling rides, and cattle judging to show bags full of surprises.
Cattle judge Peter Collins travelled from Tennyson, Victoria, to judge Tasmania's best beef cattle.
He said he expected to see a high standard of stock and what he had seen so far did not disappoint.
Mr Collins said he would judge about 150 cattle across the three days of the show.
Northern Tasmanian Cavy Club show secretary Zara Walkden said the club's guinea pig display had been popular with children.
She said cavies made good pets and children were welcome to visit and handle one.
The cavy club will host a competition at the show on Saturday.
People handy with a tennis racquet can also test how fast their serve is on the hallowed turf of Aurora Stadium.
The Tennis Australia team is visiting from Melbourne and has set up an ``Australian Open Blitz'' promotion.
Co-ordinator Stuart Armstrong said great prizes were up for grabs after completion of fun, tennis-based activities, while there was a major prize for the fastest serve.
The fastest serve recorded so far was 167 kilometres an hour.
The show continues tomorrow and Saturday.