Katie Fleming talks to Miss Showgirl Finalist, Nikki Gibbs

Today, Show Radio’s Katie Fleming was joined in the studio by Nikki Gibbs, a finalist from the 2018 Miss Showgirl Competition. The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition involves young women statewide competing for the coveted title. The winning Showgirl will be an Ambassador for rural NSW, acting as a role model for women involved in the agricultural industry.

This is not a beauty pageant, as the women are instead judged based on their personality, confidence and life goals, as well as their rural knowledge and passion for their local community. These women come from all walks of life, such as Nikki, who is a veterinary nurse in her hometown of Wauchope, near Port Macquarie.

Head down to the Amphitheatre on Sunday 25th at 2pm to find out the winner in the final presentation.

The SIX Best Kids Carnival Rides at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

It’s day two of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and no doubt, you’re wondering ‘what is the best rides I could choose?’ We’ve already spoken about the most thrilling rides at the show. Yet, what if you have a few young kids and want to know which rides they will enjoy the most? Well look no further! Here are the six best Kids Carnival rides at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

1) The Wave Swinger

Always a show classic, the Wave Swinger is loved by all ages, but especially the young ones. Get ready as you soar at a pleasant speed, 15 metres above the ground. The Wave Swinger is a smooth, enjoyable ride that also provides great views of the Showgrounds.

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2) Samba Balloons

You don’t see the Samba balloons at every fete or carnival, yet they’re still one of the most interesting rides at the show. An aesthetic carousel on which the whole family can ride, you control the speed to decide how fast or slow you go. Plus, you feel like you’re in a hot air balloon. Awesome!

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3) Carousel

The Carousel is another show classic that cannot be overlooked. Everyone loves to ride on the beautifully painted horses. The Sydney Royal Easter Show doubles the fun of this tradition with a double decker carousel! How could a Carousel get any better?

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4) Cars 4 Kids

Us at Show Radio can never go past the bumper cars, so how could we not recommend this as a must-do? These dodgem cars are half-sized, perfectly suited for young rev-heads to have a great race and bump with their friends and family.

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5) Super Slide

The Super Slide is another fete staple that every kid loves. Float to the top of the mega slide in an incredible moving walkway, take your magic carpet, and speed down one of eight rainbow coloured lanes. Race your friends and family, or just enjoy the ride, complete with an awesome disco light show to really make this slide super.

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6) Kite Flyer

Another unique ride is the kite flyer. No, you’re not given a kite to fly. In this ride, YOU are the kite! Lie flat on your own two-person gondola and soar, simulating the experience of flying like a superhero.

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This App Makes Sure You Don’t Miss a Single Thing at The Show!

As we all know, now a days there’s an app for everything! 

Surprisingly, there’s app’s that warm up your hands when you’re cold, app’s to entertain your furry friends and there’s even virtual Whoopie-Cushion app’s if you want a good old fashion giggle. But if you want an app that’s a little bit more efficient then you need to download one for Sydney’s most exuberant events… The Sydney Royal Easter Show!

The Sydney Royal Easter Show have created an official app that includes all the essential information, and more importantly, the fun exciting stuff that will keep you entertained for over 12 hours of every day.

You can choose your favorites from the What’s On listing, search through hundreds of Show-bag’s and key facilities such as ATM’s and amenities. You can even create your own itinerary!

Download the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2018 app through IOS or Google Play NOW!

For more information jump onto the Easter Show website.


Clowns, Acrobats and Romantic Comedy: The Must See La Petite Grande Show

What do you get when you mix vaudeville with cabaret, a dash of dazzling stunts and a sprinkle of comedy?

La Petite Grande of course.

For the first time, ever at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, this opulent 1920s Art Deco tent will be attracting thousands of people to the Daily Telegraph Paddock to witness the highly praised show featuring clowns, acrobats and romantic comedy full of audience participation.

Held every day at the show. La Petite Grand will have a new show on every 45 minutes making this event a must see for people of all ages.

Small exterior hides a BIG experience!

For more information about La Petite Grande visit their site.

3 Events Everyone 18+ Should be Most Excited for at the Show

We’ve all grown up loving the Sydney Royal Easter show. However, as we get older, we just don’t get as excited over the showbags, petting zoo, and the Kids Carnival, like we used to. So, I thought I’d tell everyone 18+, who love the Easter Show, but want something a bit more suited for you, what you should be most excited for this year.

1) The Edge Silent Disco (18+ Event)

This year, the annual After Dark event will be presenting the inaugural Edge Silent Disco, an exclusive After Dark +18 Event. For those who don’t know, in a silent disco, you hear the DJs music only through the headphones you are given. There are no speakers, only the headphones, and the lights. It’s the craziest thing when you take the headphones off and see everyone dancing to what sounds like silence, and singing to, again, nothing!

The music of course, is the most important thing, and the Edge has got some stellar talent lined up. Three different DJs will perform each night of the event, including Amastro, Colour Castle, and Hydraulix. They’ll be playing everything and anything from the hottest hits right now, to your old-school favourites.

The disco only has a capacity of up to 1000 people, so get your ShowLink tickets quick right here before you miss out on this awesome event! The Edge Silent Disco will run for three consecutive nights on March 26th, 27th and 28th on the Ampitheatre Lawns.

2) De Costi Oyster & Tyrell’s Wine Bar

Settle in for one of the finest dining experiences at the 2018 show. The De Costi Oyster bar provides incredibly juicy and delicious prawns and oysters, caught fresh and delivered daily. What a great way to experience the high quality of Australia’s seafood produce! You’ll feel even more luxurious with some of Australia’s best wine, from Tyrell’s Wines, featuring award-winning vintages of many kinds.

If you want to wine and dine in one of the most unique yet delicious stalls at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, you can find De Costi Oyster and Tyrell’s Wine Bar in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome.


3) Woolworths Fresh Food Dome

Don’t just go to the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome for the succulent oysters and delicious wines! If you love all kinds of fine and interesting food and food-related exhibits, you’ll find them in the Woolworths Food Dome. There is a plethora of great stalls and activities in the dome. You can go to the Woolworths Kitchen and learn food hacks and new, exciting recipes in seven daily interactive workshops. However, don’t forget to book your seat on the Sydney Royal Easter Show website so you don’t miss out on limited seats. There will be a number of cooking demonstrations by your favourite Australian chefs, as well as honey competitions and interactive demonstrations of how to farm bees at the Bee-Zeebo.

The Sydney Royal Easter Show has some amazing events on to please all ages. If you’re with the family and just want some time out from the children’s entertainment, or just want to experience the show from a different angle, you won’t go wrong enjoying any of these spectacular events and experiences.

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Stretches, Stunts, and Swords: Have Your Mind Blown at the Psycho Sideshow

The Psycho Sideshow is a daily performance at the Sydney Royal Easter Show that harks back to the early 1900s, when classic freakshows were a staple of the annual show.

With the ‘best ever,’ line-up of acts yet, the Psycho Sideshow features a number of daring, unique, and incredible individuals, willing to push their bodies to the limit, and do things you never thought a human could do. Crowd favourite Chayne ‘The Space Cowboy,’ Hultgren, an unforgettably sword swallower, miraculous contortionist Captain Frodo, and the famous reptilian Lizardman, are just a few of the iconic and world-renowned acts coming to the Psycho Sideshow this year.

Be amazed. Be astonished. Be absolutely shocked. The Psycho Sideshow will be at The Amphitheatre from 24 March until 3 April, with shows at 12pm, 2pm and 5pm (no 2pm performance on 25, 28 March, and no 5pm performance on 25 March. For more information, visit the Sydney Royal Easter Show Website.