The 129th Cootamundra Show is coming up at speed, ready to welcome the public next Friday and Saturday October 18 and 19.
Live music will be provided this year by popular bands Intensity Duo and Off the Wagon, and there'll be a bar and barbecue.
Enjoy the food, beverages and music and catch up with friends and family in the "Have a Yarn" marquee.
Other features include:
Fast horse riding action: The girls from RACE Entertainment will crack whips and ride their horses really fast while performing some incredible tricks. Trick riding at 5pm and 7pm, but horses will be going through their paces all day in the main arena.
Snakes Alive: John and Tina Mostyn will bring live snakes for their hourly reptile awareness shows. Learn about our reptiles from experts as we head towards the warmer months.
Pets on parade: the fluffiest, cutest or tallest pets will parade at the pet show on Saturday commencing at 4.15pm. Bring your guinea pig, cat, dog or whatever along to be judged! If you want to dress your pet there is a class for best dressed pet. Classes for longest tail, fluffiest, tallest and friendliest pet can be entered. If you have a pet that performs a trick there is a class for being a trick-performing pet too. Prizes and ribbons for each class.
Animal nursery: As part of the big family day at an animal nursery will provide opportunities to get "up close and personal" with baby animals. Don't miss the opportunity to see baby animals on this Saturday. They will be just behind the Ned Steiger Pavilion.
Poultry galore: There will be lots of clucking crowing and quacking in the poultry pavilion. Don't miss the popular exhibition and show of many kinds of poultry both large and small.
Cattle big day out: Many breeds of cattle will be parading for the judge on Saturday including Herefords, Angus, Shorthorn, Limousin, Murray Grey and the Highland. Judges will explain the points about the animals so sit ringside to hear the comments. Many students will be parading their school animals so lots to see.
Speed shear: On Saturday visit the speed shear to see highly skilled shearers shear many sheep to win important titles and big prizes. Call in for the action and also see magnificent fleeces on display at the Colin Morrow Pavilion.
Sheep on show: Many different breeds of sheep will be on show including merino, poll Dorset, white Suffolk and this year the Show will welcome heritage breeds. These include breeds like the Romney, Cheviot and Drysdales. Sheep will be judged in the brand new shed so check out what has been built since last year's Show.
Working yard dogs: Dogs are great friends but they also understand moving livestock skilfully. Don't miss the yard dog competition where you can hear and see just how dogs can move sheep to where the farmers need them to be. Dogs just learning and experienced will expertly work the sheep for your enjoyment. The sheep yards are near the main entrance gate.
Juniors step into the kitchen: The junior section will display cooking, craft, art, Lego and vegetables entered by exhibitors under 18 years. Lots of great cooks started in the junior section!
Machinery and cars: New cars, vintage cars, tractors, motorbikes, restored cars and beaut utes on display.
Showgirl: Don't miss the sashing of our Cootamundra Showgirl at 3.30pm Saturday just after the official opening.
Racing Lawnmowers: See what you can do with a ride on lawnmower that becomes a racing vehicle.Static display in the morning then watch them race in the afternoon.
A schedule with entry forms is available at the Herald office in Parker Street.
Pavilion entries can be made up to 8.30am Friday at the Showground. Enquiries to Show Secretary Heather Bush 0428 423 221.