It’s time for part two of my Sydney Royal Easter Show picfest!
I hope you enjoyed Part 1 with all the animals. I spent so much time in the animal pavilions that I had to rush the arts and crafts, but I managed to get around most of it and had a wonderful time. There are some seriously talented people out there.
First up a bit of woodchopping. Oh, I love this so much! They are amazing. And I was chuffed to bits to catch Tasmanian woodchopping legend David Foster in the Jack and Jill Championship Sawing Contest, which he and his partner won (very remiss of the show society only to include the men’s names in the results of this event, which is why I can’t tell you who is partner was).
The arena featured some daredevil action, with motocross riders and Mr Boom, a bloke who apparently likes to stow himself in box and blow it up. He walked away from that.
One of my favourite stands at the show were the District Exhibits, showcasing Australia’s regional produce. I’ve heard about these but never seen them, and what a year it was to have my first look! They were wonderful. The amount of effort and creativity has to be seen to be believed. This year the exhibits commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Gallopoli landing and they brought tears to my eyes.
The standout had to be Central District, but they were all fabulous.
These flowers were my favourites. So simple and yet so vibrant and perfect.
The trophy cabinet inside the arts and crafts hall, containing all the trophies for all the competitions, was pretty spectacular. There’s some great history here.
A few interesting sculptures on display…
The arts and crafts kept me mesmerised. The work and skill involved in some of these objects is incredible.
Oh, and I just so happen to catch these horsey chappies sauntering about.
I had planned to make my show photos only two parts, but I have so many cake pics from that amazing competition to show off I’m going to do them in a separate post.