The Royal Melbourne Show has attracted its highest number of people on a single day, one devoid of the wild weather and gale-force winds that hampered much of the event.

In excess of 80,000 people took advantage of finer weather on Sunday to break the single-day attendance record.

About half of the 12-day event was impacted by wind and rain, which forced organisers to close early one day during the school holiday rush.

But Victorians were undeterred with 504,950 people visiting the state's largest annual community event.

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria chief Mark O'Sullivan said despite wind and rain impeding some elements of the show, it had continued to draw consistently large crowds with an eight per cent attendance increase on last year's figures.

"These numbers just go to show that the event is alive and well, the event is relevant and more and more people are coming to enjoy the sights and experiences," he said.

Pre-sales of tickets to Victoria's premier agricultural event also increased, up 16 per cent on 2012 with organisers expecting the event to contribute more than $80 million to the Victorian economy.

Around 1500 volunteers were part of the 8000-person workforce tasked with bringing the country to the city.

 

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