Not sure which day to head to the Show? There are a range of special events and discounted prices offered across the 14 days that may help you decide.
Official Opening - Thursday 21 March
Her Excellency Professor Marie R Bashir AC CVO, the Governor of NSW, will officially open the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show in the Commonwealth Bank Arena at 5.10pm.
The Official Opening Ceremony program:
5:10 PM Guard of Honour enters the Main Arena
Thrill-seekers can enjoy unlimited carnival rides on opening day between 10am and 2pm for just $35 (excludes Sling Shot).
Harmony Day – Thursday 21 March
Harmony Day is celebrated around Australia on 21 March each year. It's a day when all Australians celebrate our cultural diversity and recommit ourselves to harmony and saying “no” to racism.
• Marilag Dance Company
Venue: TVS Stage
Heritage Day – Sunday 24 March
NEW for 2013, Heritage Day is all about celebrating our colonial past. A range of interactive old fashion fair challenges will take place on the Commonwealth Bank Arena from 2-4pm including egg and spoon racing, sack races, gumboot throwing and folk dancing. Watch a blacksmith and leather whip-maker in action and sample some billy tea and fresh damper.
Schools Day – 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28 March, 2 April
Please visit the Schools Program section of our website for more information.
Careers in Agriculture Seminars – 21, 22, 27, 28 March
The Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW Careers in Agriculture Seminar series brings together employers, industry groups, educational institutions and government agencies, to promote the range of tertiary pathways and career opportunities available within Australia’s vibrant agricultural industry.
Click here for more information about exhibiting/presenting at the Careers in Agriculture Seminars.
The Careers in Agriculture Seminars will be held at 11:00am and 1:00pm on the following days:
Friday 22 March - Feed the World (Food Careers)
Wednesday 27 March - Clothe the World (Fibre Careers)
Thursday 28 March - Innovate AG (Emerging Industries)
NRMA Days - 23 & 24 March
NRMA Motoring & Services is proud to be a part of the Sydney Royal Easter Show where Australian culture, encompassing rural traditions and modern day living are blended into a fun carnival atmosphere. NRMA Days helps celebrate this rich tradition through a range of fun activities over the weekend. Come try your hand at the NRMA Patrolman Challenge and potentially win prizes, meet Norman and Norma, NRMA’s Road Safety Roadbots and chat with our friendly Patrols who are on standby to provide advice on any matter.
Excellence in Agriculture Day – Tuesday 26 March
Excellence in Agriculture Day dedicates a special day for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) to recognise the best in agriculture at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show and reward successful exhibitors with a Parade of Champions.
RAS Hot Topic Debate 2013 - “Can Australia become the food bowl of Asia?”
The debate was live streamed on Tuesday 26 March at 12pm.
For more information contact Jen Rogan 02 9704 1294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excellence in Agriculture Day Parade of Champions
Join in the celebrations in the Commonwealth Bank Arena on Excellence in Agriculture Day honouring top exhibitors and contributors across all Sydney Royal Competitions.
There will be a presentation ceremony prior to the Grand Parade. Accompanied by The Scots College Pipe Band and the NSW Mounted Police, 30 of Sydney Royal's most successful exhibitors and officials will participate in the 2013 Parade of Champions.
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2013
NRL Day - Wednesday 27 March
If you’re a footy fanatic, head down to the Cattle Lawn Wednesday 27 March from 9:30am to 4:30pm to meet and greet some legends and up and coming stars of the game. Players will be available to offer some tips to youngsters and sign autographs.
Seniors Days – 26 & 27 March
The Sydney Royal Easter Show hosts two Seniors Days, which offer two full days of great value and fun entertainment. Relive the Show you knew as a kid. This year the Senior Village boasts 4 new exhibitors. Come learn about your past, get your hearing tested, book a holiday or just make plans for a relaxing future!
Enjoy your day with the grandkids and ride for free with a paying child on selected rides in the carnival. Shop and save at participating retail outlets and enjoy free tea and coffee from 9am. Download a document here to see all the specials available exclusively to Seniors Card holders.
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Wednesday 27 March 2013
GWS Giants AFL Day - Thursday 28 March
If you’re an AFL fan come and meet some legends and new favourites from Sydney’s newest AFL team, GWS Giants at the Cattle Judging Lawns.
Youth in Ag Day – Saturday 30 March
Youth In Ag Day will return for its third year at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Join us on Saturday 30 March at the Show to celebrate the great contributions young people make to agriculture and rural communities.
Click here to view the schedule for the day.
The RAS Rural Achiever Award public speaking showcase and the Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Presentation will acknowledge future industry leaders and ambitious young men and women from throughout regional NSW.
The Young Farmer Challenge tests the on-farm skills and expertise of teams of young men and women from across the state. This event has become a highlight of Youth in Ag Day, and is designed to promote excellence in farming and showcase the involvement of youth in agriculture through a display of the skills and techniques farmers use every day. Emphasis is placed on completing each challenge within the fastest time, but more importantly, with the correct technique and safe work method.
Throughout the day, Youth in Ag Day Ambassadors will be onsite promoting youth involvement at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and within Australia’s agricultural industry.
Celebrate another successful Youth in Ag Day at “Catch Up at The Royal”, Saturday 30 March 2013.
Tickets include light finger food and two beverage vouchers.
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Kids Day – Wednesday 3 April
It’s the last – but definitely not the least – day of the Show. For just $13, children can experience all of their favourite Show activities and enjoy free carnival rides with a paying friend until 5pm (excludes Sling Shot)..