THE Sydney Royal Easter Show broke some records this year, while others came close.
Yes, the carnival is over, although the Sydney Royal Easter Show is far more than a carnival; as RAS of NSW President, Robert Ryan OAM said, “The Show exists to help the wider community understand and value sustainable Australian agriculture and award-quality produce”.
It’s hard to deny that this year’s show was an awesome and outstanding success, even if the Show didn’t break the 1998 attendance record of a little over 1.2 million people; it was the largest crowd since 2004 with more than 914,000! There were new additions to the show, like the deep fried lasagna which sold more than 10,000; whether it becomes as iconic as the dagwood dog (or pluto pup) is anyone’s guess.
What we do know is, there were a whopping 19,000 awards presented, including the best of the best from all breeds of animals, wine, food, dairy, horticulture and art. The famous CWA Tearoom sold a record-breaking 51,000 scones! Not to mention the showbags; around 1.5 million were sold!
AFTRS Student, Sam Baran, Donning a Go-Pro & Riding The Beast.
Whilst on the Main Arena, Murray Wilkinson whistled to his working dogs 1,400 times and during the night time entertainment, five tonnes of fireworks were used, making the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show explosive stuff.
The AFTRS students had a ball and learnt so much doing Show Radio, not just in terms of broadcast radio but also about various aspects of agriculture and country culture. even if it’s only 12 days from next year, we’ll just pack in more!
AFTRS Student, Sean Brown compiled a wonderful video montage.
Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey and the AFTRS students will see you again next year…stay tuned!