Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney Olympic Park, NSW. © Hamilton Lund & Destination NSW

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Sydney, New South Wales

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia's largest annual event. It is an iconic showcase of Australian culture, heritage and agricultural excellence, combining world-class competitions and educational activities with the fun of carnival rides, entertainment and great food and wine experiences for a fun filled day with family or friends. Country and city combine in this tribute to Australia’s agricultural heritage. From the Australian themed night time main arena entertainment and international rodeo series through to high dive and unicyclist shows and circus workshops, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is great fun for the young and young at heart.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event, held in Sydney over two weeks around Easter. ‘The Show’ is an iconic showcase of Australian life and recognises achievements in agriculture in a fun and interactive way.

There are competitions with over 15,000 entrants, displaying the best of livestock, art, food, fashions and produce. Enjoy classic Australian entertainment at the woodchop and whip-cracking championships. Demonstrations and hands on experiences reveal facets of Australian rural life such as cow milking, sheep shearing, working dog displays and equestrian events.

There are live music shows with some of Australia’s best talent as well as street and sideshow artists, theme park rides and extreme action shows. In the animal nursery, children can cuddle and play with more than 1,000 baby animals.

A highlight is the spectacular Grand Parades held in the main arena that feature all the prize-winners.

The event first started in 1823 and today attracts around 900,000 visitors every year. It is referred to as ‘Royal’ because Queen Victoria awarded the society and its show the right to use the word.

‘Show bags’ are a highlight on any child’s trip to the show. These are an Australian invention that date back to the early 1900s when they were free sample bags. Today you can still buy these manufacturer’s bags packed with treats and surprises.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is an ideal family day out which will appeal to all ages.

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