The history of this famous event dates all the way back to 1823, when the first edition was held at Parramatta. And it has been running annually ever since 1869, notwithstanding the occasional outbreak of Spanish flu (1919) and world war (1942-6).
For the kids – and big kids – there will be more rides and showbags than ever.
If you feel like grabbing something to eat, there will be a plethora of food options. But be warned: none of them will come cheap.
The same goes for tickets. ShowLink tickets, which include public transport and admission, cost $33 for adults, $26 for concession, $22 for the disabled (plus one carer admitted free), $22 for 4-15 year olds and nothing for under-3s. Rides cost extra.
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