The sun's out, the Bureau of Meteorology has declared the La Nina over, and the first Hawkesbury Show in two years is gearing up.
"It will be the best ever," said Ross Matheson, President of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association, which works tirelessly throughout the year to organise the annual Hawkesbury Show at the Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon.
"You've been locked up during Covid-19, the flood had its time of glory, and now it's time to come out and enjoy the Hawkesbury Show which is going to be magnificent - there will be something for everyone."
Things will be done a little differently this year, in keeping with Covid-19 health guidelines.
The Association is encouraging as many people as possible to book their tickets online before the show, to speed things up at the entry gates.
"Tickets are still available at the gate but we want to encourage as many people as possible to pre-purchase their tickets," Mr Matheson said.
"We are putting a lot of extra people on the gates this year to speed up the entry process, help people scan QR codes and for those who don't have access to a phone, help them with manual Covid-19 checkins.
"Even if you wake up on Saturday and decide you want to go to the show, please get on your computer or phone and book your tickets online, as that will help you get through the gates quicker."
All the show favourites are back this year including animals, arts, craft and food in the pavilions, fireworks and amusement rides - of which there will be a few new ones.
The racing pigs, sheep dogs and snakes are back, and a sand sculpting exhibition will feature at the show for the first time ever.
"We've got a wheelie bin race for the first time ever, on Friday and Saturday night, so watch out for more details to come about that. The first prize on both nights is $500," Mr Matheson said.
The show will take place from Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25.
- Find out more about the show and book tickets online at hawkesburyshowground.com.au/show/hawkesbury-show