The 79th Comboyne Show on Saturday, February 20 will start from 9am at the Comboyne Showground, and organisers have planned a day of family fun, in the fresh mountain air.
Comboyne Show President, Rod Fisher believes in the Australian Agricultural Show tradition, and also likes to offer show visitors some fun country experiences.
So as well as the high standard of exhibits in art, craft, photography, cooking, produce, flowers, poultry and championship dog show, there will again be the spectacular and unique program of Mountain Goat Racing.
Rod said "We have so much family enjoyment packed into the 2016 Show I recommend you don't miss it."
Major Sponsor for the goat racing, Sundial Dental at Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Laurieton and Taree is enthusiastically supporting the event, with Dr Peter Elfar and staff participating.
They have actually been individual race winners in previous years!
The Goat Race Program will include the dramatic, popular and entertaining "Politicians Race" with brave Local, State and Federal Government members and dignitaries.
The "Radio Station $500 Charity Challenge Race" will be around 11.30am. 2MC's Mark Strachan and StarFM's Jack Rutledge both previous winners, will have plenty of competition from some keen local Radio Station identities. In the 'Calcutta' held before each race the winner receives 80% of the pool.
Comboyne's 'Championship All Breeds Dog Show' is noted for its friendly atmosphere, with owners and breeders of the beautiful dogs happy to chat with visitors when they are not actually in the ring being judged.
Top dogs from all over the state come to the Comboyne Show, some being Grand Champions, some international imports. Come at 9am to see the puppy judging get underway.
The unique "New Billabong" building (designed by local artisan Andrew Turner), officially opened in Decemeber 2015 will have superb displays by the Hastings Woodworkers Guild, Woolspinners and Bonsai enthusiasts. You will find it at the southern end of the Showground.
There will be great fun rides for the kids, an animal nursery, a balloon man and check out the giant pumpkins in the produce pavillion, browse the market stalls and enjoy the variety of food, including Comboyne's famous Country Cooking, with Tearoom cakes, salads rolls, Devonshire teas, the big Country Barbecue plus great coffee and ice-cream……what more could you want?
Comboyne is beautiful this time of year - come along to enjoy true old-fashioned country hospitality, meet the locals and take in the wonderful mountain scenery, while enjoying a full day of family fun and entertainment. Find out more on the show website at www.comboyneshow.com
Saturday entry is just $5 for adults and free for anyone under 16. There is free parking available at the showground (just follow the signs).The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Support Group are providing visitor entry assistance and receive a donation from the show.
Sunday 21st, at the Comboyne Showground will be a day for the horse lovers, with equestrian events only. No pavilions will be open, but there will be great country food available, and entry will be by gold coin donation.