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You can see the Ashton Circus each day at 11.30am. Photo Ashton Circus

The weekend of the 2023 Elders Lismore Show has begun with lots of activities and fun to be had throughout the next three days. 

Equestrian events began this morning along with the opening of the Sideshow Alley, TNR SPECTACULAR FMX Motor X, Monster Trucks, Jetpack Events and Monster Trucks rides as well as an afternoon of music and fun fireworks to top it off. You can als see the Ashton Circus at 11.30am each day.

Friday 20 October the Back Lismore Community Parade starts at 6pm after a day of excellent activities including live music by Bella Frankie at 5pm. Starting at 6pm there will be a fly over by the Northern Rivers Aero Club with floats including the Lismore Lantern Parade, SES, Police Rescue, Westpac, Byron Rescue, Lismore City Council, Tropical Fruits, the Lismore Speedway, Summerland Classic Cars, Taiko Drum Group, the Elders Back Lismore Young Women and Teen Showgirls, and Beef Week Queen.

There is lots to see at the 2023 Elders Lismore Show from equestrian events to old farm machinery to prize cattle on display. Photo Lismore Show

The final day is a bonanza of activities for kids, farmers, FMX Motor X and other entertainments topped off with the fireworks and music till around 10pm. 

Those who live, learn, work, visit, or play in our region are invited to embrace the many ways in which they can back Lismore and show your support,’ Show President John Gibson said.

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