Despite its cancellation, I will proceed with my annual posting of the Easter Show as it was 25 years ago. This year, the focus is on 1995. However the coverage by newspapers was disappointing even with their preview guides. Normally they would give you great information about the Easter Show as it happens each
Source: Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. 1995. "Untitled" (Advertisement). The Daily Telegraph Mirror, April 8: 15.
Dates: April 7 - April 18, 1995
Admission & Transport:
Adults - $13
Children - $7
Concession - $10
There was an opening day special of $7 entry ($8 for Showlink tickets).
Had the Easter Show proceeded as planned in 2020, it would have cost $43.50 for adults if purchased at the gate, $27.50 for Children and $28 for concession. However, discounts applied if purchased online or at a Woolworths Supermarket. Public transport was also included. For an adult, assume it will cost around $10-$15 for transport to and from Sydney Olympic Park. Tourism operators were also selling tickets tickets.
- Exhibition of the Countrylink X2000 tilt train which was used for a trial period
Sydney-Canberra XPT service. . on
- The Yellow Brick Road walk - $6 bought a calico bag
that would be filled up with food items from different exhibitors.
- Batman spectacular
- David Russell Stunt Riding (Main Arena)
Below is an assortment of Showbag advertisements which was one element not overlooked by the newspapers. This was your ultimate guide to what was available.
Mega Bags - Compared with 1994, they went for a smaller commercial in the preview guide.
Candy World - I am the view that their
Triple M Showbag
Nestle kept it simple.
Source: Nestle. 1995. "Nestle: The King of Showbags". The Daily Telegraph, April x: xx.
list the contents of their bags in their advertisement. however didn't