Taking your Sydney tours during Easter? You won’t want to miss the hugely popular annual Sydney Easter Show. Dating back to 1823, this event is the largest in Australia and draws in crowds of 800,000 and up every single year.
The show itself is a big old celebration of all kinds of Australia culture, ranging from the rural traditions that date back centuries to the modern-day lifestyle that imbues the bustling cities. Everyone comes together at Sydney Showground for two weeks of scheduled agricultural competitions, experiences, live entertainment, and general merriment. There are plenty of food and drink stands to explore and shops to browse, too.
Dubbed as an event that sees city meet country, there are plenty of things to get stuck into.
There are numerous agricultural shows that celebrate the lifestyle of Australian farmers and produce-growers. Browse stalls and check into competitions that people have been preparing all year for.
For the younger members of the family, there is an amusement park and a fairground that will get the adrenalin pumping in between shows.
As well as agricultural shows, there is an abundance of competitions in many different fields to enjoy. Locals and visitors compete to win titles in the world of arts and crafts, photography, cooking, and unique skills like wood chopping.
Dog and Cat Shows
But it’s not just humans competing for the top prize. There is also the annual conformation dog show and a cat show to enjoy during your time at the Easter fair.
The live entertainment is one of the best parts of the Easter Show. Watch live local bands work their magic on stage and be entertained by a range of unique performers.
Shop till You Drop
For keen shoppers, there are plenty of stalls to browse that sell everything from boutique clothes to local produce and everything in between. Simply “window shop” or pick up a souvenir from your time at the event.
Catering for so many people means there are hundreds of food trucks and eateries that open their doors during the Easter Show. Try everything from local Australian cuisine to international dishes to keep you going in between the shows.
The Sydney Easter Show is a great way to get amongst local life in the city and learn more about the age-old history of Australia as well as its modern-day lifestyle.