The gates have officially closed, and animals are on their way home, after the Sydney Royal Easter Show successfully welcomed 800,000 people to the event over the 12-days of Show. This included ticket holders, agricultural and commercial exhibitors, staff, volunteers, and others working at the Show.
The Show which broke five attendance records since its relocation to Sydney Olympic Park, successfully delivering a COVID Safe event with the daily capacity limits dispersing crowds and ultimately creating history through higher mid-week attendance.
Royal Agricultural Society General Manager Agriculture and the Show, Murray Wilton, said following an incredibly tough year for all Australians, the Show has been an incredible success.
“The Show has provided an opportunity for our farmers and Sydneysiders to come together safely and celebrate everything we know and love about rural Australia: farmers, food and family fun,” said Mr Wilton.
“The talent showcased this year has been outstanding with some historic wins including an Indian Runner Duck named Ferdinand being named Best Bird in Show, the first time a waterfowl has won the coveted title in the 199-year history of the RAS.”
A significant part of the Show is the food. Here are some of the foody highlights from this year:
41,908 scones baked by the Country Women’s Association
29,000 tonnes of potatoes for Chip on a Stick
3 tonnes of Dagwood Dogs
6,600 Corn on the cob sold
9,000 sticks of Fairy Floss
2 tonnes of cheese for Cheese on a Stick
10 pallets of turkey legs
21 pallets of lemons for lemonade
6,912 litres of milk milked at the Riverina Fresh Working Dairy
For a full wrap of the 2021 Royal Easter Show visit here