Show comes to town this weekend

Horse competitors at last year's Hawkesbury Show. Picture: Kylie Pitt
Horse competitors at last year's Hawkesbury Show. Picture: Kylie Pitt

SUNSHINE, sideshow alley and showbags are the things to do and have this weekend. 

With the weather promised to look fine for the 128th Hawkesbury District Agricultural Show what better way to spend it than at Clarendon Showground..

From Friday, May 9, through to Sunday, May 11, the largest regional agriculture show to follow the Sydney Royal is set to thrill and entertain crowds.

See pavilions packed with the best local craftsmanship and artwork, delicious cooking creations, gorgeous horticulture and impressive fruit and vegetables.

Beasts of all kinds, from prime cattle to distinguished equines, prize-winning livestock, canines, felines and poultry will be on display. A baby animal petting zoo will allow the youngsters to get up close.

You can also meet our 2014 Hawkesbury Showgirl Kristen Troy.

Enjoy daring rides and children’s rides in sideshow alley, one of the biggest in the country, oodles of showbags and hot delicious carnival food.

The D-Max Precision Driving Team returns to the main arena this year, along with the FMX Freestyle Motocross Team — make sure you don’t miss them. They will bring you stunts sure to blow your mind.

There’s lawn mower racing, showjumping, dog agility, the Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance, the Tartan Warriors, the Double Dan Horsemanship show and more.

The Hawkesbury Gazette’s stage will welcome some of the district’s most talented. 

Over the three days you can catch Richmond High’s African drumming group (Friday), Lee Windon dancers (Saturday), Humphrey B. Bear (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and more. 

Saturday evening lights up with grand fireworks and the show takes on a night life of its own under the gaze of the grand ferris wheel.

Don’t forget to grab your free show guide, map and program at the Gazette hut, near the Phillip Charley pavilion. The Showground is on Showground Road. Parking is free. 

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