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Sydney Royal Easter Show 2021

Calling all families and big kids! The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back after a year-long hiatus, and will be held from 1st – 12th April 2021. Sydney Showground will be transformed into the ultimate playground, boasting rides, loads of animals to meet, shows and demos, tasty food and goodies at a bargain. Here’s everything you need to know about this year's festivities, so saddle up this Easter and join in the fun!

Animals!

Adorable and eccentric animals spark joy at any age! The Easter Show's animals are some of the cutest and most interesting you'll ever see, from adorable baby goats to scaley reptile friends. Doggo lover? You’re in luck! The Agility and Obedience competition and Police Dog Demonstration will have you looking on in wonder as these talented puppers show off how clever they are! Prepare to melt at the Baby Puppy Competition, where 3-6 month old puppies romp around the ring for your delight. But tail-waggers are only the tip of the iceberg – you can check out a whole range of farmyard animals, alpacas, birds, cats, cattle, goats, horses, pigs, poultry and sheep at the show. Other highlights include Rabbit racing on the 8th of April and the Alpaca Promenade (8-12 April), where you'll get to spend some quality time with these fluffy fellows and walk them around an obstacle course. You’d be hard pressed to find a stretch of the Easter Show where you won't be surrounded by awesome animals, so don’t miss the opportunity to see some up close and breathe in that farmy air!

Food!

Carnival food can be a bit devlish, but the food at the Easter Show is good for the soul! If you need a refuel, the Truck Stop Feedlot will host a variety of delicious food trucks serving up Greek gyros, nachos, Korean fried chicken and waffles to name a few. Meanwhile, down Riverina Avenue, check out Fairy Floss Flowers, offering colourful bouquets made of fluffy edible candy! Try the famous Cheese Burger Pie at the Woolworths Food Farm (which is exactly how it sounds – a scrumptious cheesy burger pie!), gorge yourself at the Schnitzel Theatre or go for a caffeine hit at the Retro Donut and Coffee Van. When it's time to get a little loose, head over to the Sydney Royal Beer & Wine Bar for a glass or two and save room for the many tasty desserts on offer, including a scoop at Art of Gelato or Gelato Fresco. Make sure you acquaint yourself with the entire smorgasbord here and plan your food ahead – you’ll probably want to be back for a second or third day just so you can try everything! 

Showbags!

The end of a day at the Easter Show means a visit to the Showbag Hall to stock up on novelty items and treats from your favourite brands at a steal! Ranging in price from $2 to $30, you’re highly unlikely to walk out with just one. Chocoholics will be cheering with 24 delectable Cadbury bags to choose from, filled to the brim with Easter chocolate goodness for less than half the retail price. Gamers can pick up an Assassin's Creed or Halo showbag packed with a bunch of limited edition merch, while football/soccer fans will be tempted by the Socceroos or Sydney FC bags. If you're looking for something you can actually use, the Pooch showbag at $25 filled with dog toys and treats is a nice deal, and the My Kitchen Rules bag has a pretty ridiculous $152.58 worth of groceries for only $25. One great tip might be to grab the Men’s Health Bag ($26 valued at $133.31) or Women’s Health Bag ($26 valued at $165.25) - a sneaky way to stock up on travel-size toiletries and pamper products for an epic backpacking trip! Meanwhile, for showgoers old enough to tie their own shoes, there's bags from Metallica, The Beatles, The Simpsons, Stranger Things and more. The Sydney Easter Show only comes once a year and you'll be hard-pressed to find so many one-off collections of goodies, so even if you're not going to splurge – don’t leave without checking out the absolute spectacle that is the Showbag Hall!

AND LOADS MORE!

We've barely scratched the surface - the Royal Easter Show is a complete bonanza of festivities and fun. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, there is a whole range of terrifying rides to experience at the Coca-Cola Carnival, which the children of Australia spend years anxiously awaiting being tall enough to experience. Giant drops, swingers, sling-shots, roller coasters – the possibilities are endless. But wait - not into rides? There’s plenty of shops and markets to browse where you can discover your new favourite cosmetic or item of clothing and the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome is guaranteed to convert you into a foodie as you peruse and sample the freshest Australian produce. The Easter Show is also packed with free shows throughout the day - watch the iconic Grand Parade, woodchopping and sawing demos, plus epic car shows that'll get revheads roaring. Visiting in the evening? Enjoy spectacular performances from stunt riders, see the best Australian cowboys strut their stuff at the rodeo and enjoy a gorgeous display of fireworks at the GIANTS stadium.

Whether you visit morning or evening, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is a quintessentially Australia experience and is guaranteed to fill you with childlike wonder. Book your tickets now, and make sure you book a stay at one of our Sydney Sydney Surrounds hostels while you're at it for an easy breezy commute to Sydney Olympic Park!

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