It has been a long time between rides, showbags and dagwood dogs, but the Sydney Royal Easter Show is back, and patrons are ready for its return today.
First held in 1823, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 828,000 attendees on average. The Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from its rural traditions to its modern-day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Revenue generated by it allows the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.
Now, opening today after the forced cancellation last year due to COVID-19, the RAS is bringing everyone a safe event that once again celebrates NSW’s rural heritage. The RAS is also working closely with NSW Health to ensure the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show is compliant with all COVID-Safe requirements as directed.
The Sydney show attracts 850,000 visitors on average each year, but crowds will be monitored for COVID-Safety at this event running from April 1 to 12.
“The past two years have shown us the real strength and resilience of rural and regional Australia, our famers and Aussie communities, and the show is a chance to celebrate this,” general manager of Agriculture and the Show, Murray Wilton said.
“We are working closely with NSW Health to ensure the 2021 Show is compliant with all COVID-safe requirements to keep everyone safe while delivering a fun, world-class event.
“In addition to other measures, this means managing our site capacity each day in line with NSW Government event guidelines and physical distancing rules.”
Organisers have also created an app to help monitor crowds at various locations. On the Royal Easter Show app there will be a traffic light system.
If a pavilion is green, it is below the agreed capacity, orange is nearing capacity and red means it is full.
For a complete overview of all the Safety at the Show guidelines and a full list of events, click on the link below.