It is that time of year. Down at Tony Luchetti Showground the pavilions will soon fill up with displays and animals, the rides will be set up and the Lithgow Show atmosphere will start to build.
The show's media and communications officer (and 2018 Lithgow Showgirl) Elyse Hudson said everything is in place for a fantastic event this year, with the show running on March 15 and 16.
"The Lithgow Show is a family event which is about celebrating our fabulous community," Ms Hudson said. "Celebrating our heritage as well as where we are now. It brings together local businesses, highlights the achievements of local people and provides an entertaining event, all of which highlight what makes Lithgow absolutely fantastic."
Some highlights of this year's show include:
Freestyle motocross will rev up the crowd on Friday night when the talented team at Eljay Freestyle Entertainment bringing their unique combination of comedy and two-wheel fun to town.
Friday night also sees two of the greatest challenges take place: the Young Farmers Challenge and the NSW Rural Fire Service Challenge.
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Marvel at the ability of the humble, but amazing yard dogs, as they team with some sheep and a farmer or two, to demonstration how to navigate the course in a great Aussie tradition.
Saturday night will be jam-packed with all the thrills and (many) spills of the rodeo. Watch as riders hold tight in a valiant attempt to go the distance on a bucking beast.
Capertee Valley Helicopters will return to the show and take you sky high over the Lithgow area. These ever-popular joy flights will be a unique chance to see the show from a very different perspective.
And what would a show be without an animal nursery? The team at Lithgow High School will be hosting the cutest part of the show, providing show goers with the perfect opportunity to get up close to an array of animals. And, with a little bit of luck there may be recently hatched chicks making an adorably fluffy appearance.
The pavilions will again be packed with displays of arts and crafts, fruit and vegetables, and a snapshot of talent featured in the photographic section.
There will be fabulous food to enjoy (the Vanilla Cafe is running the cafeteria this year), rides to bring a smile to the kids faces, show bags to treat yourself to and plenty of entertainment to enjoy during the two days.
- Friday, March 15, gates open 2pm - 10pm. Saturday, March 16, gates open 10am - 10pm at the Tony Luchetti Showground.
- Admission: Adult $12, child $6, pensioner $6 and children under five receive free entry. Two day Family Pass $45 (two adults, two children).