5 Facts About Alpacas

If you’re heading to the Sydney Royal Easter Show this weekend you’re going to want to do yourself a favour and head down to the Animal Walk on New England Ave and see the fuzzy alpacas!!!  Here’s five fun facts about alpacas you may not know.

  1. Although alpacas and lamas are closely related they are different animals. However they can be cross bread successfully.
  2. There are two breeds of alpacas, they are Sure and Huacaya. Huacaya are the more common breed of alpaca  and have a much denser fleece than the Suri alpaca!!!
  3. Alpacas can spit as far as ten feet!!! Stay wary folks!!!
  4. Alpacas speak to each other!!! They communicate through various different sounds which include snorting, screaming, screeching, humming, clucking and orgling.
  5. Alpacas are extremely organised!!! They usually choose one location to go to the toilet and will return to that location when the need to use the bathroom. Clearly they’re very intelligent and considerate fuzzy friends. 

Seven Tasty Show Treats for Under Ten Bucks

If you’re like me then you appreciate quality products for bargain prices. So If you’re heading to the Sydney Royal Easter Show today, here’s my top seven picks for delicious show food treats that are available for under ten bucks!!

1. Dagwood Dog  

You can’t go wrong with this tried and tested show food main stay!!! There is an abundance of show food spread throughout Sydney Olympic Park and most of them do offer the piping hot deep fried treat, priced usually from five to seven bucks!!! Solid option and my personal fave (see photo above).

2. The Big Bush BBQ

Lets get down to brass tax here, what’s more Australian than a a sausage sizzle? A snag and cold bottle of water are only five bucks and when the proceeds of all snags sold are donated to various regional associations, the choice for a cheap and yummy snack could’t be easier. So head over to the Big Bush BBQ and say g’day to the lovely folk on the barbie and make your lunchtime count!!!

3. Puff Doughnuts

If you make your way to the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome and you looking for something sweet, grab a cup o’ fresh, hot puff doughnuts for five bucks!!!

4. Blend your own Smoothy

If you’re feeling energetic and in the mood for a reward then be sure to check out the Dairy Farmers Milk stand!!! Six bucks gets your choice of smoothy ingredients, then jump on a spin bike and watch your smoothy mix in front of your eyes!!!

5. Corn on the Cob

You cant miss with BBQ corn on the cob!!! Like the dogwood dog there’s an abundance of show food stands that offer piping hot corn fresh from the cob for as little as five bucks! We’re talking big corn people, so bring your appetite!!!

6. Chips on a Stick

If you’re in the mood for something different then make sure you lash out on the world famous chips on a stick!!! Available at show food stands in most locations around the Sydney Royal Easter Show, you can get your hands on the yummy snack for only six bucks!!!

7. Lemonade 

If you’re finding yourself in a battle with the heat here at Olympic Park then I’ve got good news! There’s no need to suffer from a parched mouth after running around between rides and show bag ally. Grab an ice cold, freshly squeezed lemonade for five bucks from the multitude of lemonade stands scattered around the show ground!!!

Bon Appetit!!!

The Coca-Cola Carnival is calling all adrenaline junkies!!!

Thrill seekers this one is for you!!! This is the 195th year of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and if you’re like me, it’s all about the rides. Boasting the largest selection of face melting rides in the southern hemisphere including my personal favourite the Slingshot!!!

From 9-930am every day the Sydney Royal Easter Show has you covered for all the nerve shattering, adrenaline flooding, heart pounding excitement of the show rides at the Coca-Cola Carnival!!

So jump on the Easter Show website and sign up to the Extreme Rider Club for discount carnival rides and strap yourself in for all the excitement and fast paced action the Coca-Cola Carnival has to offer!!!!

How Much Dog would a Dagwood Dog if a Dagwood could Dagwood Dog?!?

Seriously, how spectacular are Dagwood Dogs? The amalgam of hot dog and batter slathered in tomato sauce, served on a stick piping hot! Truly the prestige of culinary delights at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

For me personally the Dagwood Dog is more than a snack, it invokes a sense of nostalgia. The unique taste and smell transports me to childhood and my first time at the show. It’s a portal to the family car packed full with my sister and cousins early in the morning battling traffic to the show grounds. It’s a reminder of that first overcast day I spent rushing around the show, the mixed scent of livestock and fair ground foods and the excitement of my first rollercoaster ride.

This year find that little piece of magic that takes you back to childhood, or introduce the little ones to a show food experience!!! It only comes once a year folks, make memories that will last a lifetime at the Sydney Royal Easter Show!!!

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Hot 2 Chop- Your guide to the ’Wimbledon of Woodchopping’ at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Whether it’s tree felling, juniors, teams, womens, veterans, single, double or under handed the woodchopping competition undoubtedly remains the crowning jewel of regional exhibition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. From opening day March 23rd until gates close on the 3rd of April the Channel 9 Woodchopping Arena will showcase the best of the best in Australian axe swinging and hard yakka saw slashing. Grab the whole family, find a seat in the sunshine and prepare yourself for high octane thrills as the wood chips whirl and the saw dust settles. Come and see if our nation’s Jack and Jills have got what it takes to chop their way to the top of the pile in these World Championship events.

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