Everything you need to know about this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show

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First held in 1823 as a way of introducing the country life to city folk, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about getting up close with farm animals and enjoying the delightful home cooking of the Country Women’s Association. While chicks, piglets and calves still linger, there’s always the underlying goal of becoming bigger and better, attracting more and more people to its gates – and this year does not disappoint…


What’s new in 2019

Sphere of Fear

The world’s largest Sphere of Fear – also known as the Globe of Death – features six motorbike riders pulling sick stunts that have never before been seen in Australia! Catch it in the main arena once the sun goes down.

Where: Sydney Showground Stadium
When: From 7.45pm each evening
Find out more: https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/attractions/the-greatest-easter-show-spectacular—a-million-dreams/


Professional Bull Riding Spectacular

In this spectacle that features riders from Brazil and the United States, you’ll see the best of the best competing against each other in heats, then watch them battle it out at Australia’s Ultimate Bull Riding Challenge. Week one of the Show features Bull riding, Bareback, Saddle Bronc & Steer Wrestling in the Federation Challenge to be held over 8 Days from Saturday 13 April until Saturday 20 April. This will be followed by 2 days of a Professional Bull Riding Spectacular to be held on the evening of Sunday 21 April and Monday 22 April . Be there to watch the competitors give it their all!

Where: Sydney Showground Stadium
When: Various times, refer to this link
Find out more: https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/animals/rodeo/


Kids’ Carnival

This year, three new rides have been added to the biggest collection of rides in Australia: the Race O’Rama car ride, the Fiesta Balloon ferris wheel and the Enchanted Circus (an interactive fun house of your dreams). They’re bound to have you laughing, cheering and running back for more!

Where: Kids Carnival Zone
When: Open during Easter Show operating hours
Find out more: https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/?category=ride-play#pg1


Key attractions

Woodchop and Chainsaw Relay Series Showcase

Widely recognised as the ‘Wimbledon of woodchopping’, this competition has been a feature of the Show for more than a century. Participants try to ace their speed, balance and precision in a bid to get their hands on the $230,000 prize jackpot.

Where: Woodchop Stadium
When: Various times, refer to this link
Find out more: https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/attractions/woodchopping-sawing-competition/


Easter Show Circus Spectacular

Voltaire vaulting group, Australian stockmen and gorgeous glowing mystical horses, motorcycle high-wire trapeze and the Monster Lubricants V8s Ute Challenge – throw in a pluto pup and chips on a stick and you’ve got yourself a some fantastic evening entertainment!

Where: Sydney Showground Stadium
When: From 7.45pm each evening
Find out more:
https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/attractions/the-greatest-easter-show-spectacular—a-million-dreams/


Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Fireworks

This choreographed pyrotechnic display is sure to leave a sweet taste in your mouth at the end of a fun-filled day. Both actual kids and kids at heart will be mesmerised by the dazzling display of colour, light and sound.

Where: Sydney Showground Stadium
When: 8:50pm – 9:00pm, every evening
Find out more: https://www.eastershow.com.au/explore-plan/attractions/fireworks-finale/


Augmented reality, Police cars and more

If you love new technology, the Transport for NSW stand is offering people the chance to experience augmented reality (AR). Navigate your way through public transport while avoiding potential hazards.

Come and see the new Police vehicle on display and experience the drivers seat. If you ask them nicely, then they might turn on the flashing lights for you.

The stand also has two vehicles, that have been crashed at different speeds (60km/h and 100km/h).  The difference is incredible, and something that needs to be seen to be believed.

Parents can also chat with an expert on child restraints and booster seats to keep your little passengers safe on the road.

Where: Home & Lifestyle Pavilion
When: AR experience is available between Friday 12 – Monday 15 April, 11am – 5pm and  Friday 19 – Sunday 21 April, 11am – 5pm
Child restraint expert on site everyday between 9am – 5pm.
Find out more: https://transportnsw.info/events/2018/03/sydney-royal-easter-show-2018


ShowLink tickets include entry to the Show as well as your travel to and from Sydney Olympic Park on all public transport services. Details on extra services and transport options are available on transportnsw.info

Plan your visit in advance using our handy Trip Planner tool, or simply download one of our handy travel apps to help you plan on the go.

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