The yearly anticipated Gunnedah Show is set to open tomorrow so, as out-of-towners drift in and children eagerly await for the sideshow alley to open, now is the time for readers to fill up their itinerary with the wide variety of entertainment on offer this year.

Essential for many is to check out the Griffiths Pavilion along with the art and photography pavilions which showcase the creative skills of people in the shire and beyond.

Show-goer Alice Nichols and children Adelaide and Emerson are excited to return to the show after scoring some winnings in the children’s art sections last year.

“We were travelling on Friday last year and could not make the opening of the art exhibition unfortunately,” Alice said.

“They loved it last year – we have rallied cousins and friends to come this time around too!

“I grew up in Gunny and the kids love it.

Emerson Nichols won most outstanding artwork in the infants open section for his work ‘Lema’ at the 2023 Gunnedah Show.

“We love supporting the show and showing the kids that being creative and entering work has merit, and it exposes them to other creative and interesting people and artwork.”

Bringing back a classic will be the camel races, which has not seen action at the Gunnedah show in decades.

The rodeo, announced late last week, is back on and includes classic events such as steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and much more.

Well-known country musician from Gunnedah and Boggabri Sam Snape will give a live performance at the Gunnedah Show.

Children and the young at heart will be pleased with the animal nursery, children’s craft and ag shed, face painting, Fire and Rescue display, junior tug-o-war, grand parade and lolly drop, pet show, and of course the show bags paired with side show alley never goes down wrong.

As always, the fireworks display is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of family and friends while watching the sky light up.

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