Lithgow gets ready to show off in 2018

FULL OF FUN: There will be plenty to see, do and enjoy for youngsters at this year's show. Last year Nyah Allen was thrilled with her balloon flower.

FULL OF FUN: There will be plenty to see, do and enjoy for youngsters at this year's show. Last year Nyah Allen was thrilled with her balloon flower.

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It’s showtime in Lithgow and, with most of the hard work done, organisers are looking forward to welcoming large crowds.

“Everything looks good,” secretary Vanetta Renshaw said. 

The Lithgow Show was established in 1885 and the current committee continues to be passionate about presenting a successful local country event “with lovely agricultural links”.

“It’s a tradition which is worth preserving for future generations,” she said. 

Two days of family fun begins on Friday, March 16 and continues on Saturday, March 17. Here is a selection of what to see and do.

Lithgow Show and Machines Day Swap Meet: In a first for the show, this year a swap meet will be incorporated into Saturday’s events. 

Lithgow City Council Bull Ride: Back by popular demand, showgoers can enjoy heats on Friday and the finals on Saturday.

Outback Stockman: The show has been described as ‘orchestrated chaos’! The crowd will giggle and learn a thing or two while watching some horsemanship and working dogs – all with a comedy spin. Also involved will be horses, pigs, dogs, sheep, a mule, a goat and an oversized bullock. 

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Lithgow's Living History Group: Step back in time as the region's vast history is showcased, from the redcoats in colonial days with their flintlock muskets to the 1950s with the Korean War. There will also be a bushranger or two doing the rounds. 

Lawn Mower Racing: Off and racing in Friday night heats and revving up for Saturday’s finals. 

NSW Rural Fire Service Challenge: RFS crews will compete in set activities scored on time, with penalties for safety breaches and missed challenges. 

Entertainment: Enjoy a wonderful array of  talent as local groups perform.

Farmers Challenge: Students from Lithgow High School, Portland Central School and LaSalle Academy will compete in a range of agricultural challenges.  

For the younger showgoers Sideshow Alley will be packed with great rides and Lithgow High School will host the Animal Nursery. 

Pavilions will showcase displays of local talent and family favourites such as woodchipping events, the ute muster and Saturday’s Machines Day will keep everyone enthralled.

BAG OF SURPRISES: In 2017 Mahalia Teywlar, Tony Cox and Xavier Mason checked out the variety of showbags on offer. There'll be plenty more to choose from this year.

BAG OF SURPRISES: In 2017 Mahalia Teywlar, Tony Cox and Xavier Mason checked out the variety of showbags on offer. There'll be plenty more to choose from this year.

Gates open

DELICIOUS: Talented locals will again get the chance to showcase their abilities, and make mouths water, with the many competitions to enter.

DELICIOUS: Talented locals will again get the chance to showcase their abilities, and make mouths water, with the many competitions to enter.

  • Friday, March 16, 2pm - 10pm. Saturday, March 17, 10am - 10pm.

The 2018 sponsors

  • Henry Plant Hire Equipment, Peters Earth Moving, Eva, Lithgow City Council, Ivanhoe Coal, Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics, Club Lithgow, Energy Australia, Village Voice and Wiggins Wonderful Websites, Metro Mix.

Visit www.lithgowshow.org.au for more information.