Camden Haven Show photos 2018: a successful day one

ANOTHER year, another Camden Haven Show and another bumper crowd on hand for the annual event.

Whether there for the food, fun, art, craft, events or simply a wander there was something for everyone.

Day one included ring events, show jumping, stock horses, beef cattle parading and judging, chainsaw racing, esky racing, a pie eating contest and the grand parade at 2.30pm, plus much more.

Locals and visitors alike were impressed with the spread of things to see and do.

“We have just moved to the area and having previously been in Sydney we were looking forward to seeing the animals and produce,” said Beverley Hayes.

“We haven’t been disappointed so far. There is a lot on despite the threat of rain. I hope the day stays dry.”

Camden Haven Show Society president Sean Gleeson was thrilled with the turnout and said they were always looking to evolve.

 “It has been a great turn out. I’m really pleased,” he said.

“With the amount of rain we’ve had, particularly with those couple of days of showers that came across, but people are still coming out.

“Everyone needs the rain and it’d be nice to see some over the other side of the mountain but it’s been a great day regardless.”

For the first time in many years we have live entertainment at night with the freestyle motocross guys, the bar is open, we have a pier eating competition and fireworks.

“It helps keep it fresh. We are looking to evolve what is going on,” Mr Gleeson said.

“This year we looked to have a show that was more family-orientated and that wasn’t going to break the budget.”