Wet weather didn't dampen spirits on the second day of the 2019 Taree Show.
From horse riding events, the cattle show, sideshow alley and everything in between, the show had something for everyone.
Horse riding competitor Alex Watts was hopeful the ring area wouldn't become greasy for riders on Sunday.
The brother of equestrian champion Sui Watts, the 29-year-old has been competing at the show for more than a decade.
"I haven't had any placing today but that's alright," he said.
"The day has turned out good despite the rain."
Brooke Terry won the champion led hack and reserve champion led ansa with Brookie's Field Azalea.
"The hack competition is based on confirmation, type, look and temperament," Brooke said.
Brooke has been riding since four years of age and has competed across NSW and many agricultural shows.
Her horse has picked up numerous awards at nationals and the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Ten-year-old Maddison Ball, from Kempsey, claimed the led showhunter pony with two-year-old Pixie.
"I love riding Pixie," she smiled.
"She just lives and breathes her ponies," her mum added.
Over at the cattle show, many entrants braved the rain to battle for top honours.
Yan Kleynhans played a huge role in ensuring the section went ahead.
"We've had 45 head of beef cattle here," Yan said.
"The drought played a major role in stud breeders not being represented."
In the agriculture hall, show-goers viewed the photo, Lego and cooking competitions.
Showgirl entrant Amylia Eddie took out the most outstanding piece (novice) in the photo competition.
Arts and crafts steward Peta-Gai Adamson said the section had more than 200 entries across 30 classes.
"That's a new record," she said.
Three entrants in the cooking section will move onto the Sydney Royal Easter Show next year.
It was also the first year the Lego competition ran.
The show was officially opened by life member Allan Drury. During the ceremony, he was awarded a Royal Agricultural Society medallion for his volunteer work.
MidCoast Council deputy mayor Claire Pontin was also part of the ceremony.
"The Taree Show continues to evolve and stays true to its core values and the very foundations that make it great," Cr Pontin said.
"Agriculture shows are a great way to connect your town with country."
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said the Taree Show is a cornerstone of the Manning and will be an annual tradition for years to come.
"It is important that we as a community continue to support the Taree Show, the producers and exhibitors and those in competition," Mr Bromhead said.
"We need to keep it going as it's good for out society and economy."
There's still plenty of stories to tell such as 92-year-old Muriel Corben's joy ride on the ferris wheel,13-year-old Chloe Bisley's role as an associate judge and the crowning of 2019 Showgirl Gabby Wyse.
These stories plus many more will be featured in the Times next week.