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Sydney Royal Easter Show commercial pavilions come to life to help support small businesses

3 Apr 2020

While the 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) may not be opening its doors as scheduled this Friday, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) will be bringing its commercial pavilions to life online in a bid to support exhibitors who have lost income due to the historic cancellation. Read more LIVE NOW

Media release: 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show Cancelled

13 Mar 2020

Due to increased public concern, to protect the health of stakeholders and visitors, and in response to the Prime Minister and COAG's direction that any organised mass gathering over 500 people should be cancelled, the 2020 Sydney Royal Easter Show is cancelled. Read more LIVE NOW

Greatest Easter Show Spectacular - Spectacular!

24 Apr 2019

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 A million dreams were made over 12 spectacular days at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show), delighting the 900,000 Showgoers who came through the gates. Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW, the Show highlights the pivotal role agriculture plays in the health and wealth of our community, bringing a taste of life on the land to the city. RAS President Robert Ryan said the Show had a proud tradition of fostering competition, offering world-class entertainment and celebrating country traditions. "This year we've had 25,000 entrants competing across 5,500 competition classes, covering all breeds of animals, wine, food, dairy, horticulture and art, with more than 19,000 awards proudly presented. "The Show provides a valuable opportunity to promote agricultural excellence in NSW to all walks of life and it's been encouraging to see showgoers interacting with exhibitors and competitors keen to learn more about life on the land. "A great example of this has been the more than 3000 Ag Bags sold, raising $60,000 for the RAS Foundation’s Community Futures Grant program to support projects in rural and regional New South Wales," Mr Ryan said. Back in 2019, the Big Bush BBQ is a sausage sizzle with a purpose. Held each day of the Show, different NSW show societies have been picking up the tongs and firing up the barbie, with the proceeds going to support agricultural shows across the state. Highlights of the 2019 Show include: 1.6 million showbags sold 50,000 scones made by the CWA 22,000 riders on The Beast More than 3000 volunteers keeping the Show on the road Over 14,000 animals on site during the 12 days 400 animals at any one time in the Farmyard Nursery and over 1000 baby animals 100 hours of competition in the woodchop with 240 competitors from across 5 countries chopping through more than 4000 blocks 300 custard bombs and 200 unicorn buns sold each day All of this topped off with Showgoers putting it all on the line with two marriage proposal! The Sydney Royal Easter Show, Australia's largest annual ticketed event returns to Sydney Showground from 3-14 April 2020.   For further information or hi-res images please contact: Nicola Dalby RAS Public Relations 0434 579 906 Read more LIVE NOW

Rock takes out the 2019 ADVANCE™ Sydney Royal 'Best in Show'

23 Apr 2019

An Australian Shepherd named Rock from New South Wales has been announced as the 2019 ADVANCE ™ Sydney Royal Dog Show 'Best in Show' at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show). Read more LIVE NOW

Communities connect in the kitchen thanks to RAS Foundation

23 Apr 2019

22 April 2019 A new state-of-the-art kitchen is a dream for many keen community cooks, and the small communities of Nowra East, Narrabri and Guyra, have won just that thanks to a Community Kitchen Grant from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF). The Community Kitchen Grant provides recipients a share of over $30,000 worth of kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and kitchen appliances every year to towns in NSW that successfully demonstrate the benefits a kitchen upgrade would have on the local community. This year the kitchen and appliances have been generously donated by IKEA. The RASF Community Kitchen Grant winners were announced at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show) today. RAS Foundation Executive Officer, Cecilia Logan, said the calibre of entries was high with more than 60 applications from communities across NSW received. "It was tremendously difficult to choose a winner as there are just so many worthy communities," Ms Logan said. "The winning applications demonstrated active, close knit communities able to achieve great things with a fabulous new kitchen. "A key factor was that the kitchen will receive broad use by different community groups and can attract new groups or events, resulting in additional revenue streams for local organisations." Alex McNeilly from the Nowra East Community Garden Kitchen Project Team, Nowra East Public School and Nowra East Community Pride Group is one of the deserving recipients of a Community Kitchen Grant and says it is life changing for the Nowra East community." "This grant and gift enable our community organisation to complete the internal build of our Nowra East community kitchen, it will facilitate lots of new programs including daily community cooking programs, Aboriginal Koori cook-ups, seniors cooking, multicultural cooking, garden to plate cooking and neighbourhood cooking programs," said Alex McNeilly. "Making this available to all of the community supports social cohesion, inclusion and health, and creates a strong resilient neighbourhood kitchen community." said Alex Narrabri and District Pony Club also received $4000 worth of products alongside extra benches and cabinetry while third placed Guyra Show Society took $5000 back to their community to put towards their kitchen. Ms Logan said for many small towns their local hall, social club or Show society are the very heart of the community. "They offer an area to meet, host local events and celebrate the township, and the kitchen is often at the very centre of all this activity, food and cooking bring communities together" she said. "We recognise this and understand the difficulty of raising money for local community projects, and that is where a Community Kitchen Grant can be so helpful." The charitable RAS Foundation (rasf.org.au) encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong, sustainable rural and regional communities through targeted grants and scholarships. The Show runs from 12-23 April 2019. Visit www.eastershow.com.au for more information. Photo: Right to left, Brock Gilmore, CEO RASNSW, Melissa Miller, Store Manager Ikea Marden Park, Stuart Grills, Guyra Show Society, Uncle Wayne Ardler, Aboriginal Kids Mentor, John Stovin-Bradford, Nowra East Public School Garden Kitchen Project (winners), Francis Drysdale, Narrabri Pony Club (runner-up), Jen Rapicano, Local Marketing Manager Ikea, Cecilia Logan, Manager RAS Foundation and Robert Ryan OAM, President RASNSW.  For more information please contact: Jacqui Grellman                                                                     Nicola Dalby Easter Show Media Team                                                      Communications Co-ordinator E:  Jacqui.grellman@coxinall.com.au                                     E: ndalby@rasnsw.com.au P: 0408 069 388                                                                     M: 0434 579 906   About the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation:     The RAS Foundation is a charitable foundation that encourages educational opportunities and helps build strong and sustainable rural and regional communities through a range of targeted grants and scholarships.   Visit www.rasf.org.au for more information on the RAS Foundation Read more LIVE NOW

West Australian Puli dog crowned ADVANCE™ Best In Show at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show

2 Apr 2018

A Puli from Perth has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious canine honours, named the Advance™ Sydney Royal Dog Show ‘Best in Show’ this afternoon at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Read more LIVE NOW

RESI the Kitten Steals Free Ride into the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show from Victoria

30 Mar 2018

Among the hundreds of thousands who have entered the gates at the Sydney Royal Easter Show already in the past week is one who wasn’t meant to. Read more LIVE NOW

The Sydney Royal Easter Show’s “The Stables” named as a finalist in prestigious international Attraction awards.

16 Oct 2017

For many years The Stables was known to loyal showgoers as the temporary home to the beloved Clydesdales and the RM Williams emporium. Read more LIVE NOW
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