If you’re like us you are probably a little panicked about old mother nature at the moment. And if it’s not the planet, then you’re worried about your fellow man with the bush fire crisis, the state of the economy and of course, the global viral pandemic (just to name a few!) We feel you! You want to help but don’t know how.
We have discovered there’s a bunch of ways you can positively contribute to the world all while visiting the 2020 Easter Show – say whaaaat?! Keep reading and find out how.
Thank A Farmer Day
Head along to the Show on Monday, 6 April to ‘Thank A Farmer’. Chat to a farmer, learn about where your food comes from, and help the RAS support rural and regional communities.
When: Monday 6 April
Where: Around the grounds
Rural Fire Service Day
Come on down to the Show on Rural Fire Service Day and thank our fearless NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers. 75,000 volunteers and their plus ones get free entry to enjoy a fun day out at the Show on Saturday, 4 April
When: Saturday 4 April
Big Bush BBQ
Nothing can make a snag taste as good as knowing all funds raised are going straight back to a rural or regional community. The Big Bush BBQ is a sausage sizzle with a purpose - each day of the Show a different NSW Show Society will pick up the tongs and fire up the Barbie. You can enjoy a sausage sandwich knowing all money made at the BBQ will go to help our friends in the bush.
Where: Opposite the Cattle Lawns and on 7NEWS Grand Parade
When: Daily 8.00am-4.00pm
Friday 3 April: Berry and Dubbo
Saturday 4 April: Binnaway and Junee
Sunday 5 April: Armidale, Goulburn and Guyra
Monday 6 April: Upper Hunter and Morriset Lake Macquarie
Tuesday 7 April: Ardlethan and Maitland
Wednesday 8 April: Bedgerabong and St Ives
Thursday 9 April: Dapto and Mendooran
Friday 10 April: Bellingen, Dorrigo, Kiama and Singelton
Saturday 11 April: Cootamundra, Cowra, Gulargambone and Neville
Sunday 12 April: Parkes, Picton and The Rock
Monday 13 April: Albion Park and Murrumburrah Harden
Tuesday 14 April: Gresford and Nowra
Rural Students Café
A café with a difference, this is the place to stop for a rural tasting plate brought to you from the bush! Rural and regional students from across NSW will be preparing, cooking and serving an incredible range of locally-inspired treats, doing their district proud and taking all proceeds back to their school for much-needed financial support.
Located by the Natural Fibres Fashion Parade stage this is the perfect spot to rest, refresh and enjoy genuine country hospitality.
When: 10.30am-2.30pm, 4-14 April
Where: Fashion & Style Pavilion
Buy the Conscious Co. showbag
Finally, a showbag with a difference hoping to make a difference! The Conscious Co. showbag is a collection of ethical alternatives to everyday items. The products are natural, ethical and/or sustainable products and cost a fraction of the price you'll pay for other brands. Spending consciously shouldn't cost you the earth (or cost the earth!)
Where: The Emporium Showbag Stand in the Showbag Hall
CWA Tea Room
The aroma of freshly baked scones, piping-hot tea, and the warmth the CWA ladies who serve the delicious treats with jam and cream are a Show tradition not to be missed. The Country Women’s Association is the largest women's organisation in Australia and aims to improve conditions for country women and children. The Easter show is a major fundraiser for the CWA with all profits from the Tea Rooms going to supporting their incredible work supporting country families.
Right now, our country women need our help more than ever. Despite recent rainfall, the majority of our state (and country) is still drought-affected. The CWA of NSW has had drought aid grants running for the past 18 months, administering $3000 cash grants to applicants to spend on urgent household expenses depending on their immediate needs and priorities. It is a scheme based on respect, anonymity and understanding, and has been very successful in providing meaningful help to thousands of NSW farming families.
Visit the CWA Tea Rooms, enjoy a cup of tea and fresh baked scones and know you are making a real difference to our farming families.
Where: Home & Lifestyle Pavilion
The Art of Saving Water
We all know we need to save water, but if you're not sure how this is your chance to ask the experts - Sydney Water has all the answers you need to help you conserve every drop of our most valuable natural resource.
Where: Woolworths Food Farm
When: Daily 9.00am-7.00pm
Redistributing 180 tonnes of food from donors to those in need each week, OzHarvest plays an important role in minimizing food waste and rescuing food from landfill. With 35% of the average household bin holding wasted food it's time for all of us to learn from the OzHarvest team how to make the most of our groceries.
Where: Woolworths Food Farm
When: Daily 9.00am-7.00pm
Make a beeline for this live-action, interactive display where the Show's friendly beekeeper will demonstrate the most intriguing facets of his work. See the inner-workings of a hive and learn how apiarists care for their bees and harvest delicious honey without a single sting. Once you've seen the demonstration you can ask all the questions buzzing in your head.
Where: Arts & Crafts Pavilion
FOR THE KIDS
Bee Hotel Kids Workshops
All that time buzzing around to find nectar makes bees tired, so why not make them a place to stop and rest their weary wings. Kids can make their very own Bee Hotels to take home, ensuring the native bees will stay safe and keep us in honey for many more years to come. Bee hotels are easy to make using all the supplied environmentally-friendly materials you need and they don't take up much space at all - don't miss the opportunity to help protect our native bees.
Where: Under awning outside Flower & Garden Pavilion
When: 11.30am, 12.30pm & 1.30pm Daily
Little Hands on the Land
There's a kid-sized working farm in The Paddock teaching kids the crop-to-shop agriculture story. Little Hands on the Land is a free activity that takes children aged 2-10 on a journey through 10 stations including a chook shed, fruit orchard, tractor pull and more before they get to the farmer's market to trade their produce for farm dollars.
Their hard-earned farm dollars can be spent at the last station – the supermarket.
Come visit the Woolworths Pop-Up Shop at Little Hands on the Land. Get the kids gardening and they will be rewarded with a healthy snack.
Where: The Paddock
When: Daily 9.30am-6.30pm
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is on from the 3-14 April 2020 at the Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney Olympic Park.
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