Sydney’s Spectacular Royal Easter Show Bids Us Goodbye On April 12

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer

Sydney’s Spectacular Royal Easter Show Bids Us Goodbye On April 12

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is an experience you don’t want to miss.

One of Australia’s biggest festivals is about to close its doors. Sydney’s biggest Easter celebration- The Sydney Royal Easter Show bids adieu to us on April 12 and in case you haven’t planned a visit yet, there is heaps to look forward to this year. A celebration of Australia and everything Australian, the show is a beloved local fanfare. (Featured image: Alexa Soh via Unsplash.)

From mouth-watering treats to adorable furry animals and fun rides, theĀ  much-loved event is an absolute delight. This is what you can look forward to at the event:

Grand Parade

Image: Alexa Soh

This spectacular event has been around since 2017. The Grand Parade is essentially an opportunity to pay silent homage to Sydney Royal Competition winners over the years. This includes animals, producers and future community leaders. The event is so grand, it has been emulated by agricultural communities around the world.

Freak out, Beast and other rides

For all adventure junkies out there, get excited. When it comes to rides, it doesn’t get much better than this. Freak Out is an exhilarating ride with long swinging arms and 8,000 LED lights along with music blasting in the background. Another ride to catch, if you’re into that kind of thrill is The Beast which is basically a giant pendulum that swings to insane heights.

Play with the animals

This one’s a winner with both kids and adults. Bringing the countryside to the city, the festival gives its attendees a chance to play with hundreds of adorable animals. There is an animal walk which includes a puppy walk and alpaca promenade. There is also a pig competition where judges pick the best pig of the lot. This alone should get you packing your bags and heading to the show. The entertainment factor is unbeatable.

Carnival events

From the popular carousel to the super slide, there are plenty of fun activities and rides for kids and adults. There is also an exciting disco light show among other festivities. Additionally every evening, the GIANTS stadium hosts horsemanship, motorbikes and trucks, its absolutely unmissable.

Explore the food and dining


Head to the Burger Head for a burger oozing with cheese, onion and a juicy meat patty. Or make your way to Gelato Fresco where you get gelato made the traditional Italian way. An absolute must-visit at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is the ever popular Mr Alloo’s Noodle Market. There’s also a beer and wine bar at The Staples if you need to cool down.

Catch the spectacular fireworks display

Make sure to stay the night to catch the fireworks display at the Easter Show. It takes place every evening at Twilight at the GIANTS stadium. Please note, there is a limited capacity this time round so plan well in advance if you want to catch the magnificent display.

These are just some of the many amazing events that await us at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Make sure you give yourself loads of time to soak in all the fun and adventure.

How to get there

Sydney Showground is located around 16 kilometres west of the CBD. If you’re taking public transport, take a train from Town Hall to Lidcombe and then a connecting train to Olympic Park Station. Extra public transport will be running throughout the duration of the festival. Find out more about getting there here.

Ticket info

You will need to pick the day you wish to attend, single adult tickets are $38 and concession tickets are $28. The tickets this year are limited by crowd capacity numbers so book yours here.

Covid guidelines

The Sydney Royal Easter Show has worked closely with the NSW Government and NSW Health to make the event Covid safe and ensure the event site abides by all physical distancing rules, including limited numbers in arenas and exhibition stands. This will all be monitored by COVID Marshals and RAS Staff. Sanitisation stands will be available across the venue and increased cleaning will be implemented throughout the event.

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