Show-goers pulled on their gumboots and dusted off their raincoats for the 98th annual Rydal Show on Saturday, February 8.
(min cost $8)
Login or signup to continue reading
If anything, the rain lifted the spirits of the town, following recent bushfires and the ongoing drought.
Rydal Show secretary Rachael Young said Rydal Show was a go-ahead - rain, hail or shine.
"We've never cancelled one in all this time and no-one is unhappy about the rain," she said.
Ms Young said it was a good opportunity for the community to come together following recent hardships.
"It's nice for people to come together and have a chat, and celebrate our town," she said.
She also said she was wrapped with the turnout.
"It's really good, a lot of people braving the rain and kids having a great time, even just jumping in the puddles, it's great," she said.
There was plenty for people to see and enjoy with entertainment from Lithgow City Band, sheep, cattle, show dogs, yard dogs and the wood chop.
The kitchen and dining hall, bar and kiosk were also popular with visitors.
Due to the weather, horse events were down in numbers according to Ms Young.
Dean Taylor was also there to entertain the crowds into the night.
Ms Young wanted to thank organisers and volunteers who help out with the setting up and running of the show as well as all those who braved the rain and came out for an enjoyable day.
Subscribing means more than just website access. Read the print paper online, enter giveaways and more for just $2 a week, cheaper than a coffee. What are you waiting for?
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.