The traditional woodchop will keep the crowds entertained at Bellingen Show.
The traditional woodchop will keep the crowds entertained at Bellingen Show. Contributed

It’s show time in Bellingen and here’s your invitation

IT’S SHOW weekend in Bellingen with a number of new and exciting initiatives to add to what is already a fantastic line-up.

A Young Farmers Challenge makes its debut with participants having to complete a series of tasks with winners finishing in the fastest time and the safest manner.

Gates open from 6am both days but hours will extend until 9pm Saturday to feature the fantastic talents of The Button Collective, an exciting folk and bluegrass band from Sydney.

Their music combines elements from Australia, Ireland and central Europe, together with fast-paced American Bluegrass.

Songwriter Brodie Buttons said the band’s energetic, guitar-driven songs are backed by accordion, double bass, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and rich multi-layered vocal harmonies.

Again, the Bellinger River Agricultural Society is conducting the EJ Mantova Memorial art competition, offering the longest, continually running art prize in the region.

Artists are displaying in the categories of landscape/seascape, watercolour, drawing, sculpture, children and open.

Show visitors will also be amazed by magician Troppo Bob, fall in love with Burra Working Dogs and charmed by the creatures in Steve McKewan’s Reptile World.

Other highlights include handmade arts, crafts, cookery, plants, flowers, needlework, quilting, photography, horse competitions, the woodchop, poultry and beef and dairy cattle.

There’s nothing like a traditional country show so go to Bello this weekend.



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