After a couple of years of rainy weather falling on show weekend, Nabiac Show Association president, Dave Reeve has high hopes for the 106th event, on Saturday, March 3 at Nabiac Showgrounds.
“The forecast is looking good at this stage, and everyone will be excited to get their fill after perhaps missing out in the last few years,” Dave laughed.
With more than 40 years of show organisation and planning under his belt, John has seen it all, but is still excited about what this year’s event will bring.
“There will be lots of horse events, and cattle too. A few different schools from the area will be doing the cattle events, good way for the kids to get involved,” he said.
“We’ve even got a few Clydesdale coming in tomorrow,” vice president John Baker added.
“We usually only have one so the young lady who owns that horse is excited to have a bit of competition!
“Then there’s the racing pigs that are coming down from QLD this year, and there will also be the demolition derby, that’s always a big favourite for the crowds too.”
Over in the arts and crafts pavilion, head steward Mary Webber spent a busy Friday morning organising last minute entries and putting finishing touches on the display.
“It’s always a last minute rush,” she said.
“So much hard work has gone into all of the entries, it’s great to see what the community has come up with.”
With entries from as far away as Sydney and the Central Coast this year, the pavilion is expected to be a hit at Saturday’s event.
“People quite often come along in the morning, then go home for a bit and come back for some of the big events in the afternoon, so there tends to be a steady flow of people coming and going during the day,” Mary added.
All entries in the exhibition are for sale, with 20% of the proceeds going to the Show Association. With more than nine categories of art and craft, and many more sub-categories, there will be plenty to see and something for everyone.