It’s Showtime in Eugowra this weekend and all your favourite entertainment is back along with new challenges and fun to be had.
The ring events will get started early with local and visiting riders competing in rider classes as well as showjumping.
The pavilion will be open with exhibitions of the district’s best art, flowers, photography and schoolwork.
On the agricultural front, the district’s prime sheep, cattle and poultry will be on show and there are junior judging contests for students.
Get your entries in by 10am for the ute show and shine, with categories for street ute; BNS ute; chicks ute; feral ute, tradies ute, classic and 4x4 ute. Who will be this year’s grand champion?
From midday, listen for the announcements on the PA system for the ute barrel racing – there’s a great prize this year: four new tyres and a wheel alignment to the winner.
Organisers are setting up two arenas side by side at the entrance to the showground to let the racers challenge each other.
In the main area, it’s all fun for the kids with children’s races and novelty races including sack races, egg-and-spoon, three-legged races and other activities.
The official opening – and the naming of this year’s Miss Showgirl – is at 2.30pm.
Three young ladies – Katelyn Herbert, Tara Jenkins and Brittney Dukes - have put their hand up for this year’s title.
The dog high jump event, which has proven to be a popular attraction, is back.
With a total prize pool of $700 over two categories it is a lure for both rookie and experienced dog jumpers. The event’s two categories are split by size with the first category for small dogs up to 32 cm in height and the second category is open to all dogs.
The open category is predominately filled by working dogs, however all, all dogs are welcome to take part.
For dog owners wanting to enter their dogs in the event there is a $5 dollar entry fee. You can enter your dogs up until the commencement of the event. The event begins at 3:40pm on Saturday and will be held in the area outside the secretary’s office.
If you can’t get enough of dogs, the yard dog trials will be held again this year and showcases working dogs in the paddock and yard.
With 100 competitors, this event has a 6:30am start and has three different categories which are encourage, novice and open.
For those who don’t want to take part in the canine events, a new event joins the show this year.
Arm wrestling joins the lineup for the events being held on Saturday and will take place throughout the day so keep an ear out for the announcements.
There is a total prize pool of $500 spread across three sections comprised of men, women and under 16.
The junior section will take place throughout the day, while the adult sections will be held in the afternoon in three heats at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30.
The semis and finals will be held after the fireworks to allow entrants to rest their arms and enjoy other parts of the show.
Entry is on the day for those willing to test their strength in this event.
The ever-popular demolition derby will round out the night’s entertainment with at least five local participants taking part.
The evening’s activities wrap up with a spectacular fireworks display.