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Missing from the calendar for the last two years, the North Coast National – Lismore Show will return to the Lismore Showground in October after a COVID-enforced break.

Show Society president John Gibson says the three-day agricultural show will be held from Thursday, 20

October to Saturday, 22 October. ‘It’s good to be back,’ said Mr Gibson. ‘The Lismore Show has always been a place for our whole community to come together and it will be again this year.

‘At this stage we are still planning the show so we will be announcing more details in coming months, but one thing for certain is that we will be back this year.’

The Lismore Show was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 owing to COVID restrictions – the first time it was cancelled since World War II.

‘Due to the ongoing effects of the natural disaster that hit our community in February and now flooding in other parts of the state and  Queensland, we are unsure if all the agricultural displays and some other events will return this Show, however, now more than ever we need to support our farmers and agricultural community and provide a reprieve from the natural disaster.’

‘Personally, the Show Committee and I, are looking forward to welcoming the community back to the Showground.’

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