Claimed to be Australia’s largest annual event, the Easter Show is a nationally iconic showcase of Australian culture and heritage. The Show aims to recognise achievements in agriculture through competition, and promote awareness among city Show-goers, honouring Australia’s agricultural heritage whilst providing a platform for the future. Held at the Sydney Olympic Park, we had to travel by train from Fairy Meadow to Sydney Central,…
Group photo at Central while waiting for the next train
… and then from Central to Olympic Park station to get to the show.
At the entrance
Upon arriving, the first thing we looked out for was food.
We had fish and chips at one of the picnic benches
After lunch, its time to explore what the Show had to offer. Besides showing Australian agricultural heritage, the show was also complemented with live music, extreme action performances, entertainment, sideshow, food, rides, and shopping. Our first stop was at the Carlton Draught stall, where we get to sample free beer.
Then, its game time. First came the hammer-Ring …
… followed by Tossing of RINGS …
… shooting RINGS …
and lastly, bowl-RING!!
We tried all the RING-ings to try to win some soft toys and dolls.
Disappointingly, we only got a tiny one. Anyway, moving on, we checked out the rides …
Its a bird, its a plane, its a …
… but I guess shopping was a better option. So, we went into the Show-bags central to see if we could get some bargains.
After all the fun, we decided to wander around to see what other things were being showcased. We managed to bump into the cool NSW Police Force’s Mounted Police Unit.
NSW Police Horse
Wandering further down, we arrived at one of the animal sheds. There were several sheds consisting of mainly farm animals.
However, since it was too smelly, we decided to move on when a dog competition was almost starting. We saw a group of people walking their dog like a parade into the stage.
Dog competition parade
We also had the chance to check out some old vintage vehicles on display.
Finally, its time to go.
Obviously, the Show is not just about the games, rides and showbags.
Officially, it is estimated that around 15,000 competitors showcase the very best in breeds and livestock, art, food and produce each year at the Show, competing for a prestigious Sydney Royal Blue Ribbon yearly. There were also interactive education stalls providing hands-on farming experiences, food production demonstrations, cooking shows, animal nursery and much more. Not to be miss is also the live music featuring Australia’s hottest talent on the stage, extreme entertainment, street and sideshow performances, comedy and cultural shows. Last but not the least, shopping at the Show provides a one-of-a-kind retail experience featuring gourmet Australian food and wine, home and garden products, hand-made clothing, arts and crafts, Show-bags, and health and beauty products.
To sum it all, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a world class event unique to the Australian culture.