A great community event highlighting the many wonderful industries, community groups and organisations within the Shoalhaven was how Nowra Show president Wendy Woodward described the 2018 show.
While the show was not the “biggest” the society has ever held it was still a ”good show” according to Mrs Woodward.
“Our gate was up on last year, when we had an horrendous time with the weather. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were all about 40 degrees.
“Numbers were up on last year. It certainly wasn't our highest numbers but I would say it was a very good gate.
“However I do think the thunderstorm that rolled in late Friday afternoon definitely put a few people off for Friday night, which was a shame because we had a wonderful evening of entertainment.”
Mrs Woodward said the different and varied entertainment was well received.
There is a lot of work that goes into organising and running a show, Not just on the weekend the show is on. There is months and months of preparation. And it is all done by volunteers, so I thank everyone who was involved for making the show a success.Nowra Show president Wendy Woodward
“I thought there was a great variety of entertainment,” she said “I was particularly pleased to see the new editions to the Added Area section.
“Having entertainment and performances back there was also great and is something I would like to build on for next year.”
She said entries across the show were strong with more than 3500 in the pavilion and cattle sections.
“The pavillion was one of the best we have had for a few years, which was great to see,” she said.
“It was exciting to see how many schools supported the show and came through. We had more than 500 students on Friday. And we had lots of entries from the children in the pavillion.
“It is great to be able to encourage the young ones to be involved with the show, allowing them to be understand the show, showing them how it is educational and allows them to develop their skills in all areas.”
She said the new competition, Celebrating Art, was well supported and predicts it could become an outstanding section.
“Saturday night’s emergency services demonstration was superb,” she said “our local services showing what they do, often on a daily basis. They all volunteered their time to undertake the demonstration and it was a great way for the local area to also acknowledge the fantastic work they do and thank them for their efforts.
“I also really enjoyed the farming/harvesting demonstration on Friday night as well.
“This year we encouraged more community groups to get involved in the show and they did. It was a chance for them to have a local voice.”
Mrs Woodward thanked the hard working committee which again ensured this year’s Nowra Show was a success.
“There is a lot of work that goes into organising and running a show,” she said “not just on the weekend the show is on. There is months and months of preparation. And it is all done by volunteers, so I thank everyone who was involved for making the show a success.”