2 May 2011
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is officially over for another year. Where “city meets country”, the Easter Show has been keeping us entertained since 1823. Now held at Sydney Olympic Park at Homebush Bay in western Sydney the Easter Show offered rides and games keeping the kids entertained for hours while the adults tempted their taste buds in the Woolworths Fresh produce pavilion with free samples of various foods and wines.
Some of the great daily entertainment included show jumping and daily fireworks in the main arena to the weird and wonderful performers of the Psycho Sideshow. The Woodchopping & Sawing Competition has been a feature of the Sydney Royal Easter Show for over a century. Attracting about 200 male and female competitors from Australia and overseas, this is the only Show Competition that is also a World Titles event. It is for this reason that the Sydney Royal Woodchop Competition is widely recognised as the ‘Wimbledon of Woodchopping’. My heart raced as I watched the competitors chop through a log of wood in under a minute vying for the top spot amongst their peers and narrowly missing their own feet!
The biggest challenge though was to stay right to the end and not be distracted by the scent from the food pavilion drifting across the arena. And of course, no Easter Show could go past without sampling the delights of a Dagwood Dog. Did you have a favourite Easter Show snack?
The last stop had to be the show bag pavilion. Show bags to me are trophies of a successful Easter Show. It’s hard to hold in the excitement as you gaze around the hundreds of showbags on offer. Whether you are a chocoholic, sports fanatic or practical joker each bag was bursting with goodies to keep you satisfied until the show rolls around the next year. What showbag did you buy? This years Easter Show was a dynamic entertainment experience for the whole family. Live music, extreme action performances, animals of all shapes and sizes, entertainment, sideshows, food, rides and shopping were just some of the things you could see, hear, touch and taste! We would love to hear from you about your experiences from the Sydney Royal Easter Show. What were your highlights? Hope you all had a happy and safe Easter!