Cows are being brushed, performances are being fine-tuned and the final touches to stalls are being made as Sydney's Royal Easter Show prepares to throw open its gates.
The show's chief operating officer, Michael Collins, said the show was ready to open for business today.
"This year is the 190th show since the first show was opened in Parramatta and this year we've continued the tradition, innovation and recognition of excellence that makes the show so very special," he said yesterday.
Mr Collins said while the show remained a family fun day out it was also important to recognise the next generation.
"These young school students participating in our cattle competition are the lifeblood for many shows to come," he said.
Agricultural students from around the state were busy in the cattle pavilion yesterday tending to their prized projects.
One of the highlights is the evening arena spectacular Darcy's Quest, directed by Di Henry, who was involved in the London Olympics.
"What I wanted was a mini opening ceremony," Ms Henry said.
The Royal Easter Show is being held at Sydney Olympic Park and the Sydney Showground and runs from today through to Wednesday, April 3. AAP