Preparations for the 2019 Taree Show are in full swing.
With just one week to go until the biggest event on the Taree agricultural calendar, show committee members and volunteers have been hard at work.
Show committee president Hans Rooimans said Taree Showground has been a hive of activity.
"We've had lots of people coming out to help," Hans said.
The community services group was busy beautifying the showground by mowing, hedging, working in the stables and giving the office building a fresh coat of paint.
The ring in the centre of the showground was starting to take shape on Friday while the sideshow alley stalls were beginning to roll in.
Strong numbers are expected for the horse riding and cattle events come showtime.
"Just about every stable will be needed, we'll be booked out," Hans said. "We even need the mini stables."
"The dairy cattle will be down a bit but we'll have lots of beef cattle coming up."
With the racing pigs attraction not going ahead this year, the wood chopping event will have a prime spot near the cattle pavilion.
The Young Farmers Challenge will see teams of four battle it out across a variety of tasks.
"Get your entries in now for it, the sooner the better," Hans said.
There's even more incentive to enter the grand parade. The best parader will win $200.
A Lego exhibit will be a hit for the young and old.
Hans added 43 residents from Estia Health Taree will enter items in the show such as needlework.
Taree Show will be held on October 11-13. Entry to the show is $25 for family (two adults and two children), $10 for adults, $5 for children five to 18 years and $5 for pensioners.