Sydney Royal Easter Show

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Fairground ride at the Royal Easter Show
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PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to the government ban on mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic

From crowning the country’s top puppies, alpacas and pigs to overdosing on showbags and whirling through fairground rides – it can be difficult to know where to start with the Royal Easter Show. For two weeks over Easter, Sydney Showground is home to a country fair on an epic scale.

Woodchopping becomes an unprecedented arena sport, sheep shearers are on show and you can see Australia’s best bull riders and BMX bandits in live performances. But there's also more relaxed recreation to be had at the Arts and Crafts Show, and heaps of cute critters to meet. Make the most of the sugar high from deep fried, toffee-injected carnival treats and hit the Sling Shot, Aviator and the Giant Wheel before the nightly fireworks. Feeling nauseous is part of the fun.

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I'd say you need to pick your moment to get the most out of it. I went on Good Friday and it was so crowded it wasn't funny. Really hot with little shade to be had and having arrived early at 9AM it felt like there wasn't much happening at all. It seems they've stacked a lot of the entertainment towards the end of the day. Given my time again, I'd be going for the cheaper ticket that lets you in from 4PM.

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