The annual Forbes Show is almost here, with gates at the Forbes Showground opening bright and early on Friday morning.
The huge event returns for two days on Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7 and it's not to late to get your entries ready.
There will be a lot more attractions on offer, with sideshow alley featuring plenty of rides for the little ones and the return of several of the high-octane rides for the bigger kids.
Show Secretary Jan Facey said several rides have returned to the Show this year including The Aviator, The Kamikaze, Techno Jump, the V8 Simulator, Midnight Madness Dodgems and the Cha Cha.
Mrs Facey said people will be able to get show schedules and purchase ride tickets from the show office between 9:30am and 3:30pm.
The show committee are only offering pre-sale ride tickets up until 5pm Thursday, September 5. After that, tickets can be purchased only from the ride operators at the Show.
Along with the attractions on sideshow alley, the motorbikes are making a return this year.
Mrs Facey said they proved to be quite popular last year and she expects there to be great interest in their demonstrations again.
Motor enthusiasts can also expect to see some other interesting demonstrations when the lawnmower races begin. Competitors will take to the track at 11am on Saturday on modified lawnmowers in demonstration races.
Incredible chainsaw sculptor Rob Bast will also be heading to the Forbes Show and will be creating three sculptures on Friday, and one of them could be yours.
Mrs Facey said the Show Society will be putting the sculptures up for sale in a silent auction which will run over both days of the show.
Interested people can put in a bid or have a look at the completed sculptures which will be located at the secretary's office, just look for the blue and yellow flags.
Mr Bast will begin work on the sculptures from 9:30am and most likely will be working on them for most of the day.
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Friday night will see the official opening of the grand stand at 6:30pm and the day's entertainment will finish with the fireworks display which is expected to begin lighting up the sky from 8pm.
The show committee is now back at the show office after spending two weeks working out of an office on Lachlan Street.
Show schedules are available online at forbeshow.com or from the secretary's office - and there's something for everyone to enter to make a great show. The committee has lined up a range of new and old attractions this year, with the return of the ute barrel racing, wood chop and a meerkat treasure hunt.
The Forbes Show is also filled with plenty of entries in a variety of sections and it's all covered in the schedule.
From the agricultural sections of dairy and beef cattle, poultry and caged birds through to the pavilions with cake decorating, photography, agricultural produce and decorated gumboots, there's something for everyone.
In the President's report, Show Committee President, Doug Nadin said they are working on a couple of new and fun attractions for this show.
Mr Nadin said they will also have their traditional attractions back at the show including the yard dog trials, harness racing, pet show and the antique machinery exhibit as well as the ever popular animal nursery.
Friday starts bright and early at 9am with junior judging in the sheep pavilion, dairy cattle judging and the start of the championship dog show.
Saturday will also see plenty of action with sheep, cattle, poultry and pigeon judging as well as the yard dog trials.
Along with the agricultural sections, Mrs Facey said to not forget about the sections which will take place in the pavilion.
Mrs Facey said entries for the pavilion have been particularly strong for the junior sections.
Some of these sections include the mosaic section, Lego section, cake decorating and so much more.
Outside of the pavilion, Mr Nadin said that guests should keep their eyes peeled for the grand parade as this is something that they should not miss.
Mr Nadin also encourages people to visit the trade displays and support the businesses who make a huge effort to exhibit at the Communities Forbes Show.
The Forbes Show will wrap up with the ute barrel racing on the Saturday afternoon. The ute barrel racing is expected to start around 3:30pm.
Mrs Facey said that although times are tough, they would love for people to come down and visit to show their support for the producers, entrants and the showground volunteers.