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March 20, 2017

Hooves, Horsepower and Heritage are some of the main themes as the Sydney Royal Easter Show returns in 2017.

The largest ticketed annual event in the southern hemisphere runs from 6 April until 19 April at the Sydney Showground at Sydney Olympic Park with a blend of fresh attractions and the traditional family favourites.

Each year the Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts an average of 850,000 visitors and with the 2017 Show coinciding with NSW school holidays, there is every opportunity for that number to be exceeded.

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), the convenor of the Sydney Royal Easter Show works tirelessly throughout the year to preserve and display for all Showgoers the nearly 200 years of Show heritage, while at the same time presenting the most contemporary rides and entertainment from around the world.

“We get one shot every year at entertaining and educating our domestic and international visitors and we love sending them home having had the best experience possible,” RAS General Manager Murray Wilton said. 

“That fortnight each year when the country comes to the city is our opportunity to educate our visitors about the importance of the agriculture sector while at the same time making it fun and engaging. In 2017 we are confident we have the formula just right,” Mr Wilton said.

For the first time in 65 years the Grand Parade will be held in the middle of the day at 1pm on Tuesday 11 April.

New attractions include “Little Hands On The Land”, a kid-sized working farm aimed at teaching our children all about agriculture from the crop to the shop.

“The Beast” is being introduced to Carnival at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time in 2017, a thrilling Europe-sourced attraction which swings riders 43 metres above the crowd below.

By popular demand the “Man from Snowy River” spectacular returns to Spotless Stadium with each night performances. The very best stockmen and 100 animals combine in a thundering display which brings Banjo Paterson’s iconic ballad of the Australian outback to life.

The RAS has always been very proud of its history and in line with this, for the first time, visitors will be able to wander back in time through the Heritage Pavilion where iconic trophies, decades-old sample bags and other Show mementos are on display.  

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about providing value for money and with 12 hours of free entertainment each day, we believe the Show is definitely the best value in Sydney.

All tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices for purchases online prior to the opening day of the Show. Family tickets purchased pre-show will remain at $99.50. 

Single Day tickets for children are available online at just $22 and for adults $37.

Two day Showlink tickets are just $62.20 for adults and $39 for children aged 4 to 15.

Show Dates: Thursday 6 April to Wednesday 19 April, 2017.

Tickets: On sale now (pre-sale ends 5 April, 2017) at

An online booking fee of $2.55 may apply.

Media Accreditation: Accreditation is now open to broadcast, print and online media assigned to cover the Show and who meet the accreditation criteria.

All applications, complete with headshots must be submitted by 24 March 2017. To apply for accreditation, please click on here.

For further information please contact:

Roger White  
PR Manager
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Ph: 02 9704 1453
Alison Dance
Communications Coordinator, (RAS)
[email protected]                        
T: 02 9704 1041


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