Competition Information

Key Dates


Early October 2015 



18 November 2015



29 January 2016



General: 4 March and 5 March 2016

Perishable Cooking: 17 March 2016



15 March 2016



17 March - 30 March 2016



1 April and 2 April 2016



2016 Castle Hill Show & Newcastle Show

Both the Castle Hill Show and Newcastle Show will be held from 4 March - 6 March 2016. If you intend to enter the both the Sydney Royal Arts & Crafts Show and the Castle Hill Show or Newcastle Show, please advise us by Friday 29 January 2016 via email at for alternative arrangements to be considered.


Arts Preview Evening

Join us at THE EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE of the Sydney Royal Arts & Crafts Show for your opportunity to purchase award winning artwork. Plus preview all works selected for display including portraits, rural landscapes, photographs, sculptures, pottery, cake decorating, silverwork, sugar art and much more.

More information on this event will be released closer to the date.




In addition to the Arts Preview a large number of Exhibits in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion will be on sale throughout the whole of the Show from 17 March - 30 March 2016. The pavilion opens at 9.30am daily and closes at 8.30pm. Please visit the Sales Booth for all Arts & Crafts enquiries and purchases.



Blue Ribbon Recipes Cookbook


The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Blue Ribbon Recipes: Prize Winning recipes from the Sydney Royal Easter show, following on from the original "Blue Ribbon Recipes" in 1997.

To make your purchase of the Blue Ribbon Recipes Cook Book please click here



Exhibitor Media Survey

We are always looking for interesting stories from Exhibitors about your experiences at the Show.  Please take the time to complete the Sydney Royal Easter Show Media Interest Form  and you could be contacted by a member of the RAS Media and PR team to have your story considered for possible future media opportunities. Please click here to complete the Media Interest Form.




If your Guild or Association would like to demonstrate at the 2016 Show. Please contact the Arts and Crafts Coordinator at         


If you would like to visit a Demonstrator at the show, the timetable for the Demonstrators for the 2016 Show will be up online in February 2016.









RAS News
The search for the best in Australian fine food concluded this week after two weeks of judging the finest delicacies on offer at the 2015 Sydney Royal Spring Fine Food Show at Sydney Showground.

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11 Sep 2015 
Queensland company Pacific Reef Fisheries has beaten some of Australia’s most famous fine food and wine producers to be named the best of the best in 2015 by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS).

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23 Jul 2015 
Following extensive consultation with exhibitors and industry stakeholders, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) has announced that from 2016, the Sydney Royal Wine Show will move from February to July.

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05 Jun 2015 

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(02) 9704 1152