But in a neon pink-fulled-silver lining, the show still goes on. Well, kind of. The makers of some of the most popular showbags, including Bertie Beetle and Kit Kat, Chicane Showbags, will make the lolly loot bags available for purchase online from today.
“We are devastated to hear the sad news the Sydney Royal Easter Show won't be going ahead in 2020,” announced Chicane. “While this is a big blow for our small business, we understand the health of Australians is the most important thing. We are working on having as many of our showbag brands available for sale on our online shop - there's a small range available now and we will aim to have our full range available in the coming weeks. We are also working on some other ideas on how we can still distribute our showbags to you so please standby and more news will come."
This is happy news to many children who attend the Sydney Easter Show as an annual family tradition.
And in fact, some of the kids’ showbags could be just the panacea for home-isolation boredom.
“We have some great options to keep them entertained,” says Emily Williams, co-owner of Chicane Showbags. “The Kids Creation Station Showbag is a personal favourite. This deluxe art set includes a wide variety of art supplies for drawing, colouring and painting."
“There is also an excellent MKR showbag to get into some cooking at home.”
The adults haven’t been forgotten, either. Crowd favourite showbags Minties, Aero and Snakes Alive are all available online to inject a little fun Easter Show excitement into our lives during these unprecedented time. As well as fun novelty showbags including The Simpsons (below).
There's also a Better Homes and Gardens showbag, and bags for all your favourite magazines, which can be delivered direct to your door at www.iloveshowbags.com.au. Whether you want to get all the goodies from the ever popular BHG showbag, or have someone else in mind that may need a little pick-me-up in these uncertain times – a showbag can be a great way to put a smile on someone’s dial! This is happy news to many families who attend the Sydney Easter Show as an annual tradition and these bags could not only make someone smile but also be a nice distraction to home-isolation boredom.