By Vish Viswanathan
‘Xtreme Korruption’ and other wonders leave audience spellbound at the Royal Easter Show 2015
The annual Royal Easter Show is becoming bigger and better every year, and continues to delight denizens of New South Wales. In 2015, the show kicked off on March 26 at Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush with several new attractions presented for the first time to an admiring audience.
“Thousands of staff and volunteers have been tirelessly working day and night during last 12 months. A trip to the 2015 Royal Easter Show is a truly memorable one for all ages,” said Michael Collins, Chief Operating Officer of the Show at its inauguration. “This year we have an exciting new attraction Xtreme Korruption – a fast and furious daredevil attraction by mind-blowing Mr. Boom and his team of freestyle Motox – motorbike riders, followed by 12 minutes of dazzling fireworks,” he added.
Welcoming the public, Michael Kenny, Chief Executive said, “It was a great effort to put together a creative and colourful display of country’s best produce of over 50,000 pieces of fruits and vegetables in the District Exhibit at the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome.” The Royal Flower & Garden Pavilion presented a grand display of prize winning floral arrangements.
The other major attraction to this year’s show was the Royal Cattle Show by children from over 40 Secondary Schools in NSW, presenting their best breeds of cattle. In addition to the usual showbags, novel snacks like ‘Chips on Stick’ and ‘Cheese on Stick’ were also very popular with the visiting crowds.
Over 900,000 people attended the Royal Easter Show this year from March 26 to April 8. According to indications, a new format will be considered for the 2016 Show and it is hoped that this will include multicultural segments reflecting Australia’s rich migrant diversity and heritage.