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Day 11 - by coach and mailman's bag...

Posted on : 16 April 2017

Written by: Meredyth Hayes Bell

Previously at the Sydney Royal Easter Show… The sunshine welcomed little farmers with a list of chores for rural life. Little Hands on the Land takes junior farmers from their crop to the shop… and along the way they collect eggs from the chook shed, pick apples from the orchard, gather some fleece, dig up vegetables, milk the cow, drive their tractor and even enjoy the fun of a pony race with other little farmers. Eventually, these junior farmers get the thrill of exchanging their produce for dollars to spend at the Woolworths supermarket.  Some of our young farmhands were reluctant to leave their farms, and the photo opportunities for parents are amazing… If you missed Little Hands on the Land yesterday you can still visit today, tomorrow and for the rest of the Show.

Coming up today at the Sydney Royal Easter Show… In 1948 a strike at the brewery resulted in a beer-less Show and many patrons ‘discovered’ wine. If you head down to The Stables today you can have both beer and wine at the Sydney Royal Beer and Wine Bar! In 1825 peach cider, apple cider and sherry were first judged in competitions at the Show. This year cider can be yours by the glass at the Sydney Royal Beer & Wine Bar down in The Stables. In 1899, retailer Anthony Hordern set up a large tent on the Showground so country visitors could shop without leaving the Show. This year you can do your show-time gourmet grocery shopping at The Sydney Royal Corner Store… and you don’t have to be from the country! And it’s in The Stables… not a tent!