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2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show

Friday 22 March – Tuesday 2 April

The Sydney Royal Easter Show (Show) is back! Rich in fun and family traditions – come along to the 2024 Show to make memories and find your happy place.

The Show is the best value day out in Sydney, with 12 hours of free entertainment, competitions, exhibits, activities, and more every day once you come through the gates.

Whether it’s baby animals, wine tasting, or watching the best of the best compete in premier livestock competitions, the Show has something for everyone to enjoy.

There are great savings to be made by planning ahead, so get online, buy tickets, and plan your happiest day out at: www.eastershow.com.au.

 

What’s new for Showgoers in 2024?
125 years of Woodchop Celebrating 125 years of woodchop, the 2024 program will be action-packed with all the crowd favourites back and some new competitions guaranteed to impress. For the first time, 20 years on from the first official women’s competition at the Show, two new women’s world championship woodchopping sawing and underhand events will be held. Happening 25 March and 26 March respectively.
A bison battle in the saddle Who really runs the west? Battle lines will be drawn in the Main Arena as an Aussie Stockman and American Cowboy have a showdown of skill! Dust off that cowboy hat and get ready to watch as cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills wrangling a Show record 20 bisons and 5 long-horn steers in this all-action show! Daily at 7:50pm.
Duck and dog! Watch on as an Aussie stockman and his working pooch go head-to-head with the ultimate challenger – fancy dressed ducks! This interactive show will see the farm duo work together to round up the ducks, happening daily at The Intersection (10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm).
Oodles of Oodles in the new Oodle competition Oodles overload! This year, there’s a new pet dog class in town, set to bring oodles of cuteness to the Show. Different Oodle Show breeds will take the main stage for one day only, judged not on their type but looks including competitions for the handsomest, cutest, and best dressed Oodle. 2 April.
Piggies go to market Oink oink! The Sydney Royal Stud Pig Auction is returning to the Show in 2024, for the first time since 1997. Once a Show staple, the auction is back to give pig breeders the chance to bid for some of Australia’s best pig genetics. Come along on 25 March to find out what it takes to be a top pig!
Become best buddies with a baby bison Add an unmissable dose of cute and fluffy to your day by getting up close and personal with the 6month old baby bison. Best known for their fluffy red coats, Banjo will be welcoming Showgoers for a special meet-and-greet at The Intersection daily, from 9am to 5pm.
Guess the weight of big Brock the boar Put those high school math skills to the test and get creative with your calculations to guess the weight of big boar Brock. Coming all the way from Brisbane Waters Secondary College, the closest guess will win a mystery prize!
Moove over, there’s a new cow walk in town In a Show first, kids under 15 and their prized baby bovines will be given the premier opportunity to strut their stuff on the cow walk in creative costumes, competing to be crowned Show’s Best Fancy Dress Calf. 29 March.
Hot ticket: New 2024 Carnival Rides With the biggest collection of rides in Australia, you’re always spoilt for choice at the Show. This year presents all the classics and family favourites plus three new rides including: the 55m tall attraction and the fastest looping ride in Australia, The Warrior; the Joker, a thrilling 24m high swinging ride with full 360° revolutions and 4.5Gs pull; and The Beach Party, the 6m high swinging ride guaranteed to put a smile on Showgoers of all ages.
Give back with the Give and Gather Bag Give back this Show season by purchasing the brand-new $25 Give and Gather Bag. Containing more than $70 worth of freebies such as ride passes, dole whip vouchers and an incredible range of exclusive discounts. All proceeds from the bag fund the RAS Foundation’s Community Futures Grant program.

 

One Day Only Events
Pawsitively polite puppers! Back at the Show for the first time in years, the Dog Rally is once again giving any ‘good dog’ with pawsitively polite manners a chance at becoming a Sydney Royal winning competitor! Watch on as dog owners lead their four-legged pals through a course which is sure to test their skills and strengthen their bond. 22 March.
Pony Scurry   Back in 2024 and bigger and better than before! A least 4 small but powerful pony pairs will again go head-to-head competing to be the fastest team to navigate an obstacle course all while pulling their owner in a small cart. First born out of scurry driving in 1950s, this event is sure to be a spectacle and keep the audience on the edge of their seat. 25 March, 5:20pm, Main Arena.
RAS Rural Achievers debate and The NSW Young Woman presentation  Catch a glimpse of the future of Australian agriculture as the annual Rural Achievers speaking showcase again gives a platform to some of the best and brightest minds of the next generation. These prestigious competitions will culminate on 24 March with the sashing of 2024’s The Sydney Royal AgShows NSW Young Woman and RAS Rural Achiever Award.
Live Wool Auction In 2019, the Wool Auction turned over in excess of $18 million in the two days it was held on site in the Sheep Pavilion auction room. Find out where Australian wool ends up and watch and learn about the auction process as some of the exhibitors’ best fleeces are sold! 26-27 March 10am-3:30pm.
Young Auctioneers Competition 

 

 

Auctions and agriculture have gone together in Australia since the days of early settlement. Watch on as the Australian Livestock & Property Agents (ALPA) Association presents the Young Auctioneers Competition. Finalists auction off prize-winning Sydney Royal purebred steers with the State and then National Finals taking place in front of a packed Amphitheatre audience! 22 March.
Thank A Farmer Day 

 

Show thanks to the farmers who provide our vital food and fibre and head along to the Show on 29 March for ‘Thank A Farmer’ day. This day is the perfect chance to strike up a conversation with one of the many farmers attending the Show and learn more about where your food comes from, and how their industry continues to grow and innovate.
Kids Day 

 

The Show is the perfect place for kids to have a fun day out learning about agriculture, so bring all the kids along to the last day of Show on 2 April to enjoy hours of fun and entertainment and almost half price kids’ tickets! Don’t forget kids under three get in free.
Show Legend Presentation   The Show is full of dedicated and hard-working exhibitors, but one will stand above the rest this year as they are awarded the title of Show Legend! Presented annually to recognise outstanding service and commitment to the Show, the Legend will be announced on 23 March. 
Hordern and Urquhart Trophies  The prestigious Hordern and Urquhart Trophies for cattle are the ultimate accolade in the beef cattle industry. Catch the excitement and chat with this year’s winners on 25 March at the Cattle Laws.
Young Farmer Challenge   Performing a series of on-farm challenges that could be anything from animal handling to firefighting and even first aid, watch as teams make their way through the ultimate farmer course! Finals will take place from 23 March 9-11am.
Live Judging – Aquaculture edition Aquaculture is the only Sydney Royal Fine Food competition where the public can watch oyster judging live! This must-see judging event on 26 March in The Woolworths Fresh Food Dome, will give all fine foodies a chance to watch on as judges assess the uniformity of shape, presentation, texture, colour, freshness, and the all-important taste.

 

Key Attractions
Night-time Entertainment Settle into the main arena from 7:35pm daily for a feast of entertainment including:

·        Chicken Run: Bok Bok! Will the sneaky fox be able to hunt down the chickens as they evade capture from the villainous fox

·        HLS Trick Riding team Will have audiences in awe as a group of trick riders preform death-defying stunts on horseback

·        The Airtime Freestyle MotoX team

·        Battle in the saddle

·        Whopping 15-minute firework display!

Farmyard Nursery Get your fix of cute animals at the largest animal nursery in the southern hemisphere, if not the world! Pat them, feed them, adore them. With over 750 animals roaming around plus the unveiling of this year’s mystery animal — gorgeous 8-week-old piglets – it is a must for little kids and big kids alike. Happening daily.
Grand Parade This is your chance to see the best of the best in Australian agriculture all in one place as prize winning animals are paraded proudly through the main arena in a spectacular procession. Taking place every year since 1907, this iconic event is a Show tradition not to be missed!  4pm 23 March, 4:30pm 25 March, 4:10pm 30 March.
Wrangler Federation Rodeo Challenge Back and ready to buck it out! For six nights only, watch as Aussie riders take on bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, and steer wrestling in the 2024 Federation Challenge in the main arena! 22 March – 2 April.
Street Parade Watch in awe as a fire breather, hoverboards, elephants, a German wheel performer, push bike aerialists, Freestyle trials bike, six singers and 40 dancers, take the Show streets! The Street Parade will occur daily at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Exhibitor Competitions The many competitions at the Show highlight agricultural and rural excellence. Below are just a few examples:

·        Districts Exhibits Competition: Four distinct districts across NSW come together, each gathering the very best produce from their region to display in their own unique, creative, and elaborate design. Experts in their field come from across NSW to participate in the judging process, which includes both a prize for best display, and for best quality produce – the winners take home the ultimate annual bragging right! To be awarded 23 March.

·        Livestock: Australian agriculture is something to be proud of and this year, we’re showing off exhibits of beef and dairy cattle, sheep and wool, chicks, goats, alpacas and many more!

·        Feature Breed Sheep: This year’s feature breed is the Poll Merino. A subtype of the Australian Merino sheep without horns that was developed in Australia.

·        Domestic Animals: Crowd favourites such as the Sydney Royal Dog and Cat Shows, rats and mice, reptiles and cavies are back for more furry and scaly fun. The Best in Show Dog will return 1 April.

·        Horse & Equestrian: Judging breed standards, conformation, presentation, movement and manners, there’s plenty to watch and learn. The Sydney Royal Horse Show is also bringing back the fan favourite Fancy Dress Class, happening on 29 March.

·        Feature Breed Chicken: The feature breed for 2024 is the aesthetically pleasing Modern Game. The ornamental breed is considered to be purely an exhibition bird originating in England between 1850 and 1900.

·        The SEMEX Dairy Youth Challenge: Returning in 2024, to again put young dairy enthusiasts’ skills and teamwork to the test, clipping, parading and judging across this three-day challenge to find the 2024 winners of the Bruce Moxey Perpetual Trophy. 30 March  – 1 April.

·        The Triathlon of Chop: Competitors will again be pushed to the limit competing across three disciplines including 375mm single hand saw, a 300mm Underhand chop and a 300 mm standing block chop! 31 March at the Woodchop Stadium.

·        Mini Goat Show: Catch premier Aussie mini goats parading in the Paddington Pavilion from 28 – 30 March.

New Feature Food ·        Chebos Burgers: The viral TikTok sensation are for the first time bringing their famous smash-style burgers, tacos and hot chip smash pack to the Show.

·        Wacky apples: Showgoers can satisfy even the sweetest of sweet teeth with the toffee and caramel apples, apple nachos, mini donuts and refreshing apple juice, only offered at the Show.

·        Mi Goreng Fries: A match made in culinary heaven, where the reining champ of budget friendly meals joins forces with its trusty sidekick, seeing golden fries paired with the irresistible tang of Mi Goreng Seasoning!

·        Parmi Pies:  Whether you’re on team Parma or Parmi, Aussies can all unite in the deliciousness on this twist of the pub classic. Golden chicken, gooey cheese and savoury ham nestled within a flaky pie shell.

·        Foot Long Dog: Who says size doesn’t matter? This year, foot long hotdogs, topped with your favourite condiments, are on offer –  even available with crushed Flaming Hot Doritos for all the dare devils out there.

·        Lamington on a stick: Australia’s answer to cakepops chocolate lovers won’t be able to go past this new double chocolate dipped dessert.

Rural Students Café – Bush Tucker Returning in 2024 with a new twist, this year’s regional and rural students from across NSW will be preparing, cooking, and serving an incredible meal crafted around native Australian bush tucker ingredients. Not only will this give showgoers the chance to have a real taste of the Australian bush, but it will also help regional areas with all proceeds going back to their schools.  Happening daily, in the Fashion and Lifestyle Pavilion.
Ag Discovery Pavilion Learn more about what’s at the heart of the Show – agriculture – at the Ag Discovery Pavilion which is full of hands-on activities, interactive displays and educational fun! This unmissable family feature will teach kids everything they need to know about food and fibre, paddock to plate and the importance of technology in agriculture.
Tickets ·        Tickets to the 2024 Show are strictly limited, will be sold almost exclusively online, and must be purchased for a specific day to manage crowd numbers.

·        Don’t miss out – the 2024 Show falls outside of the NSW school holiday period, so go online, plan ahead and buy your tickets early. There are great savings to be made at www.eastershow.com.au.

·        To help you find your happy place, create a MyShow account and ‘star’ all your Show favourites to plan your day!

·        Early Bird tickets are available online until Thursday, 21 March at 11:59PM (AEDT): Family Tickets $110, Adult $43, Concession $32, Child $26 and People with a Disability $26.

·        During the Show tickets can be purchased online: Family Tickets $130, Adult $45, Child $28, and Concession $34, and People with a Disability $28 (subject to availability).

·        Public transport is again included as part of the ticket price.

·        The easy-to-use Carnival Fun Pass is back and allows people to tap and play through every carnival ride and game at the Show and avoid the queue.

·        For a hassle-free experience at rides and games, the Show is also offering a digital ‘tap-and-go’ option in 2024! This will give Showgoers the option to go straight to ride – either tapping their physical Carnival Fun Pass or scanning the QR code via the app.

For more information, as well as ticket discounts and offers, visit eastershow.com.au. 

 

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