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The Sydney Royal Easter Show

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, Boyfriend took me to the Sydney Royal Easter Show at Olympic Park. It rained on and off all afternoon so I was glad to be snuggly wrapped up in a sweater, scarf, coat and ankle boots. Parking was very easy to find and a free shuttle bus dropped us from the car park to the show ground entrance within minutes.

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The Easter Show is filled with activities for the very young to the old from rides and carnival games to cooking demonstrations and shopping. Run by the non-profit organisation, the Royal Agricultural Society, the show has a large live animal section, wood chopping competitions and a stunning display of regional Australia made with natural products from each area.

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Because it was raining, we ended up spending a lot of time indoors at the Fashion and Style/Arts and Crafts pavilion, the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome and the show bag pavilion. We attempted to watch the wood chopping competition from under an umbrella for just a few minutes before it became too cold.

At the Arts and Crafts pavilion we looked at beautiful and creative, prize-winning cake decorations and pretty items for sale.

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We stopped at the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome to eat some piping hot, delicious meat pies from Pies by Mick’s Bakehouse. Other typical β€˜show food’ includes hot chips, Chiko rolls, sausage rolls and hot dogs, hot dogs on a stick and cheese on a stick. So it’s one day where you can indulge on all your school canteen faves!

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We spent a lot of time at the Woolworths Food Dome watching the end of Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) cooking show, looking at the regional Australia displays and shopping for groceries. Everything is a little cheaper at the show, so I bought two AWW cookbooks for just $25, down from the RRP of approximately $100, as well as plenty of bottles of flavoured cooking oil, tubs of dukkah and mountains of lollies.

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Finally we stopped at the Show Bag pavilion where a Show Bag for around $20 to $25 is filled with goodies worth at least $200. I went a little crazy and bought the Women’s Health, Elle and AWW show bags, so now I have plenty of magazines, gym bags, healthy crisps, razors, eyeliner pencils, lip balms and towels!

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Good thing I had Boyfriend to kindly help me carry all of the bags and cookbooks back to the car.

There are only a few more days left to go to the show. If you don’t make it this week, try to go next year because it’s a lot of fun! Tickets are around $40 for a day which, in my opinion, is well worth the afternoon of fun and games.

I hope you had a lovely Easter!

Maadz xoxo

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