Royal Agricultural Society wants your tales from the big show

Cattle judging at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, 1939.
Cattle judging at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, 1939.

Do you have a fond memory of visiting the Sydney Royal Easter Show? If so, the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW want to hear from you.

In 2022 the society celebrations is bicentennial. To mark the occasion, it is encouraging showgoers to recall and share their memories of the iconic event via its new heritage stories platform.

It may be a tale from entering one of the many show competitions or event a quip about the wonders of exploring sideshow alley.

Sydney Royal Easter Show and Agriculture general manager Murray Wilton said that the RAS was keen to draw stories from far and wide.

District exhibitions, 1924.

District exhibitions, 1924.

"We wanted to create a way for our community to share their memories of Sydney Royal Easter Show and become a part of the RAS' written history," he said.

"An organisation doesn't reach a bicentenary without the support of generations of members, staff, council, exhibitors, entertainers, volunteers and showgoers who champion the mission of the RAS. So, as we celebrate 200 years of entertaining, educating, and engaging our community on the importance of sustainable agriculture, we want to honour our supporters' unique memories and stories.

"From winning your first championship ribbon to saving up all your pocket money to purchase your favourite showbag - stories are how we connect as a community, and we can't wait to share, reminisce, and be inspired by yours."

To share your story visit the RAS website: rasnsw.com.au/200years/showstories/

The official bicentenary date is July 5, 2022.