The 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show celebrates our agriculture, farmers and regional communities


Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, Australia’s biggest annual ticketed event, starts tomorrow (Friday 22 March) at Sydney’s Olympic Park highlighting the best of our state’s regional communities, produce and livestock.

Over 12 days, more than 820,000 visitors will pass through the gates to participate in this celebration of the very best of NSW agriculture and primary industries, which last year achieved a gross value of production of $21.2 billion.

The Show offers a unique opportunity for communities, farmers, and aquaculturalists to submit their produce for judging to find the best in show, with 15,000 trophies, certificates and medals awarded.

School students, exhibitors, and regular attendees travel from all over NSW to Homebush so they can participate in events or just enjoy strolling through the pavilions and sideshow alley. This great event provides professional acknowledgment that helps define our state.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries sponsors the iconic produce displays, designed to highlight the unique produce from four districts. Along with the best fruit and vegetables, visitors can see impressive displays of oysters, cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, working dogs, honey, alpacas and the widely Instagrammed award-winning poultry.

This year the woodchop competition reaches an impressive milestone of 125 years with a first time women’s world championships in both the underhand and single handed sawing events.

Other highlights of this year’s Show include the family favourite Farmyard Nursery, the Grand Parade, alpaca sheering, the livestock judging, Country Women’s Association tea and scones, dagwood dogs, scary rides, show bags and fireworks.

The iconic Easter Show, and associated activities of the Royal Agriculture Society, generate more than $617 million towards the NSW economy each year.

Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty said:

“The Sydney Royal Easter Show puts our world class NSW agriculture and primary industries front and centre in a showcase for visitors from all over.

“NSW farmers work hard to create the finest food and fibre of which our reputation is second to none, and this is a chance to recognise and highlight the ways they strive for excellence.

“I look forward to presenting the Shows longest standing perpetual trophy for the Best District Display – the RAS Perpetual Shield – it’s a highly competitive field where dozens of people work tirelessly to make their pumpkins, corn, apples and wheat shine and tell a story.

“This year’s Show offers city lovers and bush lovers a chance to come together and experience great food and sights – it’s not to be missed, and wear a hat.”

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