Show season is in full swing with the successful Berry Show last weekend and the 137th Nowra Show opening today.
Without wishing to speak too soon, the weather is promising to be kinder to the Nowra Show than the somewhat wintery conditions that plagued the Berry Show.
As always the show committee has endeavoured to introduce new entertainments and features to provide something new for show goers – many who have been coming along to the show for generations.
One of the newest events inside the show ring comes with a nod to the traditional rural roots of our agricultural show – the working dog trials.
Inviting entries from local and visiting working farm dogs, the event was trialled as a demonstration event last year at the Nowra Show and proved very popular.
This is a chance for us townsfolk to see the skills that these dogs have been taught and the part they play in farm life.
Also brand new to the entertainment schedule is the jousting event, which promises to be quite a spectacle for the crowds.
While the Nowra Showgirl competition was judged early this year due to the timing of the zone judging, this Friday and Saturday will still be a chance to meet some of the seven showgirl entrants who have done themselves proud during the competition.
Best of luck to Nowra Showgirl Amy Evison and Berry Showgirl Elle Davidson who will represent our district at the zone competition which takes place this weekend also, at Castle Hill.
So whether it’s for the horses, cows and chooks, the entertainment and fireworks, a chance to admire the amazing talent by local growers, makers and cooks in the pavilion, or a stroll through sideshow alley with a stick of fairy floss in your hand, come along and join the fun of 137th Nowra Show.