3-14 April 2020

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Greatest Easter Show Spectacular - Spectacular!

Posted on : 24 April 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

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