Bellingen Show is fit for a king
LACHLAN Morrison loves Elvis.
And although only 11-years-old the St Mary's Primary School student already has quite a repertoire of hits by the King.
He'll be putting it all out there this Sunday as part of the youth entertainment program, which is one of the highlights of this year's 120th Bellingen Agri-Cultural Show.
Organiser Natalie Bradshaw said the day would be packed with young talent including Dusted Jeans, Double Cross and the 15-strong Songbirds.
Other show highlights will include the Mongrel Dog Show, also on Sunday, which is the big moment for cute mongrels like Seffie (pictured) to reveal their inner beauty to the world.
Categories include the Happiest Dog, Funniest Ears and Tail, Best Party Clothes, Best Disguise, Best Trick (maximum of three tricks), Best Singer or Speaker and Dog with Most Doubtful Heritage.
Registration is at 9.30am for 10.30am start. Pedigrees are welcome too.
On Saturday it's the Champion Woodchop, poultry and cattle plus the Grand Parade and show opening at 2pm. Guest of honour this year is George Passlow, long-time show volunteer and passionate supporter of the town's agricultural history.
For those who are into horses, there will be ring and showjumping events on both days.
And don't forget the pavilion - famed for its flowers, jams, cakes and all manner of groovy handcrafts.
There is also the Mantova Art and Photographic exhibition, baby animals at Old MacDonald's Farm, reptiles with Steve McEwan, helicopter rides, a magic show, Chinese massage and of course Sideshow Alley with all the thrills and spills of dodgems cars, rotor rides and much more.
Everyone is welcome to come along and be part of the diversity of this traditional rural event. Gates are open from 9am. For more information phone 6655 1430.