It's show time again

Hawkesbury Gazette's Gubby at last year's Hawkesbury Show. Picture: Geoff Jones
Hawkesbury Gazette's Gubby at last year's Hawkesbury Show. Picture: Geoff Jones

NOW into its 128th year and getting better with age, this year’s Hawkesbury Show is taking shape, with rides, exhibits and showbag and food stands flowing into the showground at Clarendon.

Hawkesbury District Agriculture Association (HDAA) manager Linda Beneke is looking forward to a busy and action packed show on May 9-11 with “every bit of space on the showground having something to offer everyone’’.

Along with the range of exhibits there will be a record-breaking array of stalls and industrial displays, with new stands in every section of the show. 

Within the pavilions showgoers can expect to see some local talent across the art, craft, horticulture and fruit and vegetable sections.

Mrs Beneke said the team at the HDAA office had been overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries, with in excess of 1000 pieces of school art alone being entered this year. ‘‘With some areas of the show already breaking records it is looking to be a packed three days for any avid showgoer, with a lot to see, do and eat,’’ she said.

 HDAA president Phil Close said he couldn’t believe “how lucky we are to have such a strong team working together to get this year’s show up and running’’.

Fresh from her Showgirl duties and hectic schedule at the state final of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition, Kristen Troy said she was looking forward to “the enormity of our local show that is second only to Sydney Royal Easter Show’’.

‘‘It is an absolutely fantastic community event where we can unite to celebrate our district’s vibrant culture, heritage, agriculture and craftsmanship,’’ she said.

■ Entry prices: adults $22; children (5-15 years) $11; children under 5 free; aged/war service $11; family (2 adults, 2 children) $45; family (1 adult, 2 children) $35 and additional child $5.