The Sydney Royal Easter Show - An Icon of Australian Culture
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Royal Agricultural Society of NSW | Friday, 24 February 2023
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is an annual event that has become an iconic part of Australian culture. It is a celebration of rural life and agriculture, showcasing everything from farm animals to carnival rides to arts and crafts. The history of the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a rich and fascinating story that spans over a century.
The first Sydney Royal Easter Show was held in 1823, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural shows in the world. It was initially known as the Agricultural Society of New South Wales Show, and was held in the city's Hyde Park. The show was a way for farmers to showcase their livestock and crops, and for the public to learn about agriculture and rural life.
Over the years, the show grew in popularity and expanded its scope beyond agriculture. In the late 19th century, carnival rides and sideshows were added to the show, as well as competitions for arts and crafts, cooking, and other domestic skills. The show became an important event on the social calendar, attracting visitors from all over the country.
In 1912, the Sydney Royal Easter Show moved to its current location at the Sydney Showground in Homebush. The new location allowed for larger and more elaborate displays, and the show continued to grow in size and popularity.
During World War II, the Sydney Royal Easter Show was suspended due to rationing and other wartime restrictions. However, it resumed in 1946 and continued to grow and evolve in the post-war years.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the show underwent significant changes, with a renewed focus on agriculture and the introduction of new attractions such as fireworks displays and live entertainment. The show also became a major platform for showcasing new agricultural technologies and techniques.
Today, the Sydney Royal Easter Show remains an important event on the Australian calendar, attracting over one million visitors each year. It is a celebration of the country's agricultural heritage, as well as a showcase of new technologies and innovations in the industry. From livestock shows to carnival rides to arts and crafts competitions, the Sydney Royal Easter Show continues to captivate and delight audiences of all ages.
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The Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia's largest annual event, attracting close to 900,000 people each year. It is a celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone.
Each year the country and city join together to enjoy agricultural competitions, animal experiences, entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.
The Show was first held in 1823 and is run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and rewards agricultural excellence. The Sydney Royal Easter Show allows the RAS to continue investing in agricultural programs and supporting rural communities in Australia.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW acknowledges the Burramattagal and Wangal People of the Eora Nation, and wish to pay respect to Elders past, present and future.
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW is presenting Sydney Royal Easter Show at Sydney Showgrounds Thu, 6th to 17th April '23
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