As the 1820's arrived new inventions and technology emerged. The idea of fairs, family picnics, horseracing, cricket matches, football, hunting and the theatre were new to the colony and were seen as traditional forms of early colonial entertainment. These traditions of entertainment shaped the colony as it brought people the feeling of their homeland and people. It helped them to feel safe and happy in the country like they would have been with their family in England. But in the country all people didn't have this privileged only wealthy landowners had this opportunity. Some other of the lucky people included assigned convicts, ticket-of-leave workers and people who were allowed to have occasional holiday or half day off work for a picnic, games and races (often horses, and at times using other animals such as pigs).
At fairs alcoholic apple cider (made for the adults) was very popular but it also costed a fortune because it was made by hand crushing apples. The fairs were accompanied by live music which was played on fiddles, flutes and recorders.