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Nimbin show celebrates country life this weekend

Cattle judging is always popular at the Nimbin Country Show. (file pic)

Cattle judging is always popular at the Nimbin Country Show. (file pic)

The 94th anniversary of the Nimbin Annual Country Show will be held this weekend at the Nimbin showgrounds.

Along with the usual cattle, poultry and horse events, the show will also feature a range of attractions for young and old.

On Saturday, a range of children’s events includes a junior ironman competition, followed by games such as gumboot throwing, horseshoe tossing, an egg and spoon race and a three-legged race.

Those with an interest in critters can visit Steve McEwan’s Reptile World, or take part in the duck and dog shows, or the guinea pig show.

On Sunday, a general Children’s Pet Show will be held, followed by a novice whip-cracking event.

There will also be a high jump event for dogs, as well as the Jacko Kevans Memorial Talent Quest.

The Blue Knob Farmers Market will be held at the showgrounds on Saturday, and there will be entertainment provided by the Barkers Vale Brothers.

There will also be an art competition for all NImbin residents.

The competition is to design the front cover for next year’s Nimbin Show schedule, and entries must be in black ink, hand drawn, and not computer generated.

For more information go to www.nimbinshowsociety.org.au or simply get along to the showgrounds tomorrow and Sunday.


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