The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a much anticipated event by many, for a surprisingly different number of reasons. This is definitely the year to rekindle your love for all things Sydney Royal.

The Old Time Country Show

cow judging cattle competition display sydney royal easter showFirst held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show (affectionately termed “Sydney Royal” or simply “The Show” by aficionados) is really just a country show at heart.

The main premise behind The Show is to bring Australian agriculture into the metropolitan domain, showcasing the best produce in the country and even internationally.

In addition to strictly rural entities, Sydney Royal also delivers plants and animals of a more suburban kind with domestic animal showcases (yes, the dog agility trials) as well as ridiculous ornamental flower arrangements.

Kid’s Paradise

The Easter Show is a staple for most children who grow up within 100km of Sydney, as well as those who travel with their exhibitor parents from all across NSW and even interstate.
If animals aren’t enough to wow your kids (somehow), another huge part of The Show is the carnival, complete with rides and sideshow games.
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There are also loads of interactive displays and workshops on offer, so it’s more likely that the kids will run wild trying to do everything than run out of things to do.

If you don’t want to splash out on rides and games for the kids, the ultimate must purchase is a showbag, which your kids will spend hours choosing inside the gigantic showbag pavilion.

More for Mum

While a lot of the novelty seems to have worn off by the time you have kids, the Easter Show has more and more to offer mature age visitors every year.wine beer food sydney royal easter show parents

From shopping and restaurants to commercial stalls, as well as exhibitions from the country’s best in home, garden and lifestyle, arts and crafts, photography and cooking, there’s something for everyone.

Of course, Sydney Royal caters to Dads too, with wood chopping, stunt driving shows, a beer garden serving only the winning brews and the Sydney Royal rodeo.

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