Let the Coffs Harbour Super Show begin

COFFS HARBOUR will hopefully show its true colours during the next two days.

That's when the Showmen's Guild of Australasia will be staging the Coffs Harbour Super Show at the showground.

It's a replacement event for the Coffs Harbour Show, which will not be held this year due to an ongoing dispute between the showground administrator and the Show Society.

The Super Show is shaping up to be a beauty, with a monster carnival program of rides and stalls catering for everyone, as well as woodchopping all day tomorrow and fireworks both nights.

Showbags, the latest kids' rides from Sydney and Europe and modern games will be part of the fun.

Showmen's Guild president George Pink said the organisation had invited as many local exhibitors as possible to take part, but a few had cancelled due to the wet conditions.

Local coffee carts and ice-cream sellers will be plying their trade on both days.

"Our main aim is to keep the continuity of the Show going, because people expect the Show at this time of year," Mr Pink said.

"When we heard there would be no Show, we were devastated because it's one of the major shows on the east coast."

He hoped the Show would be back next year.

"It takes at least eight months to plan a show. There's lots involved," he said.

The Showmen's Guild is celebrating 100 years of travelling the length and breadth of Australia.

Gates open at noon today and at 10am tomorrow, and the show will run into the late evening on both nights.

Fireworks are on at 9pm both nights.

Admission is $2 per person and $5 per family.

The Coffs Harbour Coastal Patrol will man the gates and control parking at the showground.

A $2 parking fee will apply.

Good news: the grey skies are set to clear up.

The rain will be easing to showers today, with isolated morning showers clearing tomorrow, and fine conditions in store on Sunday.

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