2017 Taree Annual Show

Judge for yourself: Showgoers can expect three days of family friendly fun at the 139th annual Taree Show at Taree Showgrounds next week.
Judge for yourself: Showgoers can expect three days of family friendly fun at the 139th annual Taree Show at Taree Showgrounds next week.

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There promises to be fun aplenty at the 139th annual Taree Show from October 6-8 at Taree Showground.

All the usual attractions will be on offer with some exciting new additions.

Making their local show debut will be six little racing piglets all vying for the ultimate prize – a bowl of milk. 

“They’re raising money for Riding for the Disabled (RDA),” said show secretary Jennifer Anstey.

With little coats, and their own racing numbers, the piglets will no doubt draw the crowds for each of their five races throughout the day on Saturday from 11.30am.

If the piglets aren’t enough to keep the little ones amused the Kiddies Corner will once again be open for games, activities and balloon modelling from 9am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Last year 3000 people packed the showgrounds over the three day event.

Things kick off on Friday for a Family Fun Day packed full of pony club events sponsored by Manning Valley Saddlery. 

Friday also offers the junior heifer show, Ag shed judging and the arts and craft judging – entry is free all day.

Saturday is expected to be a big day for showgoers and exhibitors alike.

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All ring events start from 8am and this is also when the pavilions open to the public.

Entries have been rolling in for all agriculture sections including flowers, fruit and vegetables, pot plants and jams and jellies. 

In the green shed visitors can expect to find the wonderful entries from adults and juniors in the cooking, needlework, photography and art sections. 

All day displays by the Mid North Coast Speedboat Club and DONKS old machinery can be perused at a leisurely pace.

Beef and dairy cattle judging begins at 8.30am and so too does the chainsaw events.

Each year the wood chopping is a much loved attraction.

Ring events continue into the afternoon – show jumping, ridden classes and sporting – before the grand parade brings everyone together at 2.30pm.

Entertainment continues into the evening and a fireworks display brings show day to a colourful end at 8.30pm.