The Narromine Agricultural Show is back for its 113th year and the show committee have been working hard over the past twelve months to get the grounds, program and entertainment ready for a great weekend. Narromine Show President Bill Gibbs, said that it is not an event that comes together over night. “It requires a great deal of dedication from a number of hard working and dedicated volunteers. Without the support of our entirely volunteer committee this show would not be possible,” he said.
He personally thanked the 2018 committee and previous committees for the dedication that they’ve shown to their community in working to put together a wonderful community event every year, and called for others to join them. “We encourage anyone within the community looking to give back to the Narromine community to join in, we always welcome new members. Joining a local community group is an amazing opportunity to make new friends and develop new skills,” he said.
Due to the drought making it’s mark on the region, 2018 has been a tough year for local farmers, their families and the surrounding community. Mr Gibbs said that farmers form an invaluable part of our local economy and community, and that supporting them during these times was vital. “It is critical that during these difficult times we remember to show support to our farming friends as the drain of drought is constant and has a flow on effect to the entire community,” he said.
In a generous show of community support, the Narromine Shire Council will be providing free entry for the first 1500 children through the gates at this year’s Narromine Show. Valid for Saturday, September 1 only, the children's tickets will be available at the entry gates and are for children aged 17 years and under.
Competition will be fierce both inside and outside the pavilion with contests for everyone, young and old, to get involved in. Saturday will feature everyone’s favourites including shearing competitions, yard-dog trials and much more. The beaut ute competition will certainly have someone walking away with bragging rights for the next twelve months, while the smash up derby will have the crowd up on their feet.
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For those who fancy themselves as multi-skilled, the farmers challenge will allow entrants to test themselves against their competitors to see who can complete a range of tasks the fastest, and take home the title. For anyone who likes a bit slower pace in life, then you can always enter the fun and friendly scarecrow competition, with entries due by 4pm Thursday, August 30.
Of course the show isn't just about competitions, there is more than enough fun to be had down sideshow alley. There will be plenty of fairy floss, choc tops, buckets of chips, and the ever popular dagwood dogs, to keep the crowds energy levels up for the day.