You might've heard a rumour that the 2020 Lithgow Show has been cancelled, but worry not, the Agricultural show will go ahead.
A recent article by the ABC stated that "in the past week Agricultural show events in the NSW towns of Kiama, Berry, Bebmboka, Cobargo, Lithgow, Parkes, Albion Park, Bowral, Pambula and Candelo have been called off."
The information circulated around town with the impression that Lithgow Show had been cancelled but according to Show Society coordinator and secretary Vanetta Renshaw it was all just "a big misunderstanding."
"Lithgow Show is happening, it will be held on March 20 and 21 and a horse gymkhana equestrian day will be held on the 22nd.
"We unfortunately had to cancel our Australia Day Summer Horse Show which is always held on January 26, because of the logistics of everything," she said.
She said the cancellation of the horse show had been confused with the actual show.
"Lithgow Show is definitely going to go ahead it will be our 135th show," she said.
Ms Renshaw said the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) would have received a list of cancellations in which the Summer Horse Show was listed.
"I don't know if people didn't realise which dates we were cancelling and assumed it was our agricultural show, but our agricultural show is a go-ahead," she said.
She said this year's show will have all the usual attractions and lots more.
"We're really hoping that everyone gets together and supports Lithgow, we have had a hard December.
"Hopefully by the time March comes we will be back on our feet again," she said.
She also said Lithgow was lucky to be in a position where the showground was safe from the fires.
"Most of the other shows that have had to cancel were due to being evacuation centres. We're lucky enough here that our fires have gone and passed," she said.
Lithgow Show is a united meeting point for our community.Vanetta Renshaw
Ms Renshaw said Agricultural shows were a dying race but she hoped to generate enough interest to keep the show going.
"Shows are important because they bring towns together, they give us a point where we can showcase our craft, flowers, vegetables and livestock," she said.
"Lithgow Show is a united meeting point for our community."
Ms Renshaw urged people to come along to the show in March.
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