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Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts 85,000 attendees

By Mengyi Xu (People's Daily Online)    13:25, April 01, 2016
Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts 85,000 attendees
Sydney Royal Easter Show shines in March attracting 85,000 attendees. (People's Daily Online/Gaoxiang Wang)

SYDNEY, Apr. 1 (People’s Daily Online) -- The Sydney Royal Easter Show held the closing ceremony on March 30, 2016. The show is one of the Australia`s largest annual event, attracting over 85,000 attendees.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is held in Sydney Olympic Park, for 2 weeks of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, food stalls, carnival fun and much more.

Some highlights of the Sydney Royal Easter Show:

Sheep shearing & Display: Showing insights into shearers’ work and lives

The Shearing Display is a daily showcase at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The shearers show their sensational skills to the audience, and share the knowledge of the wool industry. Some lucky audiences are invited onstage to help take the clippers to a woolly sheep. 

Dairy Farmers Milking Barn: Exploring how farmers make butter and skims milk

Dairy Farmers Milking Barn provides a unique experience for everyone. The event shows you how farmers care for their dairy cattle. People can watch how different dairy products such as butter are made from fresh milk. At the end of the event, people may have the chance to hand-milk cows.

Farmyard Nursery: Having an interactive experience with animals

Farmyard Nursery is an open-plan indoor paddock with many free-range animals. Farmyard friends include baby lamb, ducklings, fawns, piglets and even the donkeys. People can buy a cup of feed for just AU$1 and enjoy this special experience with those beautiful animals.

Alpacas: The most popular animal in the Easter show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show displays various kinds of animals such as dogs, pigs and horses. Among all animals, Alpaca is the most popular animal in Australia.

The Alpaca industry is an important part of agriculture in Australia. The history of the arrival of alpacas into Australia dates back to 1858 when the first shipment landed in Sydney. Nowadays, Alpacas are farmed in all states of Australia.

The District Exhibits: The culmination of a year`s hard work

You can find different types of food stalls in the Fresh Food Dome and taste the local products.

There are five creative and huge-scale district exhibit displays on the walls of the Fresh Food Dome. More than 50,000 pieces of fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, wool and other products are used to create these unique displays. The five regions are Southern, Northern, Western, Central NSW and South East Queensland. The District Exhibits shows the production and consumption and the social changes in rural and regional Australia.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, promoting the agricultural achievements of Australia. It allows people to explore the rural tradition of Australia.


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(Editor:Wu Chengliang,Bianji)

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