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Sydney Royal Easter Show welcomes more than 780,000 patrons

Sydney Royal Easter Show welcomes more than 780,000 patrons
April 6, 2018

A “stellar’ line up of agricultural attractions, educational activities, breath taking entertainment and a range of perennial favourites have helped to attract crowds of around 780,000 people, including 30,000 international tourists, to the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Even against a backdrop of unpredictable weather, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW General Manager (Agriculture and Sydney Royal Easter Show), Murray Wilton said this year has been a fantastic success.

Wilton advised “the Show is the biggest celebration of the country coming to the city in Australia, and with huge crowds in a year where Easter and school holidays didn’t line up, we couldn’t be happier.

“Showgoers this year told us they really enjoyed the focus on agriculture mixed with the circus theme.

“We all love creating memories at the RAS, but we especially want to thank the people of Sydney for supporting Australian agriculture and Australian farmers.”.

This year the Show’s much-loved and many times consulted ‘lime green army’ of 320 volunteers donated 25,600 hours of their time at information booths, pavilions and around the Showground precinct to make the stay of our Showgoers as stress free as possible.

600 St John’s Ambulance staff volunteered 96,000 hours to be on standby to fix up scrapes and scratches, heat exhaustion and sometimes worse.

Across cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, domestic animals, arts and crafts, woodchop and whipcracking, there were 30,000 competition entries from 7,000 exhibitors while, with 368 Showbags to choose from, more than 1.5 million were sold. 

Among amusement rides - from the Ferris Wheels and Double Decker Carousel to the Slingshot and The Beast - Showgoers enjoying around 1.6 million unique ride experiences.

Among roughly a quarter of a million trips down the Giant Slide, including one by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his grandson, it proved to once again be a crowd favourite. 

In addition, 10s of thousands of people filled the stands in the main arena each night to watch the Greatest Easter Show Spectacular, which used five tonnes of fireworks over 12 nights in its breathtaking fireworks finale. 

1st April 2018 - RECORD EVENING CROWD NUMBERS AT 2018 SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW

31st March 2018 - ORGANISERS MONITOR POTENTIAL TICKET FRAUD AT SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW

24th March 2018 - SECURITY BREACH DEMONSTRATES VULNERABILITY OF SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 

15th February 2018 - SYDNEY SHOWGROUND MARKS 20 YEARS OF EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES 

20th April 2017 - 2017 ROYAL EASTER SHOW WELCOMES LARGEST CROWDS IN MORE THAN A DECADE 

15th April 2017 - NUMBERS RISE AT 2017 SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW

5th April 2017 - SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW PREPARES TO DELIVER 1.5 MILLION RIDE EXPERIENCES 

23rd September 2016 - SYDNEY SHOWGROUND WINS AT THE AUSTRALIAN EVENT AWARDS

28th June 2016 - ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF NSW APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE 


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