Dorrigo Show peaks on the Plateau
CATTLE of all shapes and sizes took centre stage at the 99th annual Dorrigo Show on Saturday.
Close to one hundred beef cattle of seven breeds and an impressive line-up of beautiful Jersey dairy cattle were paraded before the judges and packed galleries of onlookers on the opening session of the show.
All of the animals on display reflected the outstanding season being enjoyed on the Plateau and across the region.
Dog breeders from as far away as Brisbane and Newcastle gathered for a very competitive canine section while centre ring was occupied with led and ridden horse events and even competitive classes for brumbies rescued from the Guy Fawkes National Park.
The pavilion was jam packed with everything from cakes, flowers and produce to outstanding entries in the art and craft show.
In keeping with the distinctly rural flavour of one of Dorrigo's most popular community events, sideshow alley was only modest, although there were still plenty of rides and attractions to amuse the young and young at heart.
A major fireworks display on Saturday night proved a real crowd pleaser as did yesterday afternoon's bull-riding contest which was the last round of the Australian Bull Riding Association competition for 2010.