Roll up! Gates open for the 168th Royal Easter Show
Hundreds of thousands of people will be making their way to the Sydney Showgrounds over the next two weeks, with the gates opening today for the 168th Royal Easter Show.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Royal Easter Show is a central event on the NSW calendar, and this year the show would be bigger than ever with the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) celebrating 200 years since its establishment.
“The Royal Easter Show is a fun day out for families that celebrates the achievements and advances of regional and rural communities from across the state,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The Show will also acknowledge the incredible work of the RAS which has helped rural and regional communities carry on despite the losses suffered in droughts, bushfires, floods, wars and global pandemics throughout its 200 year history.
“This year, we have people coming from right across the globe to see what NSW has to offer, which, after a tough few years for the tourism industry, is a welcome boost.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the Royal Easter Show celebrates everything we know and love about rural NSW; primary industries, great food and family fun.
“The Royal Easter Show is a celebration of agricultural excellence and rural resilience, and this year we will see a huge range of exhibitors showcasing the best produce and latest technology from across the state,” Mr Toole said.
“The Easter Show is a NSW icon and really puts our inspirational regional communities on display.”
Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders said this year is the bicentenary of the Royal Agricultural Society, and congratulated all involved for shining a light on the incredible achievements of those in the primary industries sector.
“Our farmers have been through an incredibly challenging few years, so it’s great for the people of NSW to be able to come together and see the fantastic work being done in the agriculture space,” Mr Saunders said.
“The Show is definitely an educational event; it brings the country to the city and showcases real agricultural achievements and history.
“This year, we are celebrating 200 years of the RAS and the important work they do to celebrate achievements in agriculture and regional resilience, so I encourage everyone to buy a ticket and come and see what’s on offer in 2022.”
The Royal Easter Show runs until Tuesday, 19 April.
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