Almost a million people go through the gates during the fourteen days Sydney's annual Royal Easter Show. The show brings together the agriculture, customs and products of country Australia with the many people of Sydney who don't get the chance to experience that. Started in 1823, the Royal Easter Show has now grown into one of the largest events of its kind in the world. It is currently situated at the Sydney Showground in Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush Bay.
Activities include going on rides, like the Skywheel and Ghost Train, as well as watching concerts, comedy acts and precision driving displays. There are also demonstrations of life in country Australia and people can learn about milking cows or shearing sheep. The Australian Whip cracking Championships and the Bushwacker Bonanza Lumberjack Show are two events that bring in the crowds.
Many competitors enter competitions to have their breeds and livestock, art, food, fashions and produce judged. The Dog Show and Cat Show feature thousands of entrants. For those who want to see, and pat, other animals there is the Animal Nursery. The Central Arena is the venue for many equestrian events.
A day at the Royal Easter Show would not be complete without buying fairy floss and other treats to eat as well as several show bags. There is also a fireworks and laser display to end each day of the show.
The Royal Deli and Fresh Food Dome are the venues to learn about and taste various foods. They also have kitchen demonstrations and celebrity chefs.
Those attending the Royal Easter Show have many options when it comes to getting there. Cars, trains, buses and ferries service the site. The ShowLink ticket provides visitors with entry to the Royal Easter Show as well as travel on public transport to and from it.