THE much-anticipated Cobargo AP&H Society Show will be held this weekend.
Society president Kevin Allen has promised two action-packed days of entertainment tomorrow and Sunday.
Mr Allen said volunteers had been busy putting on the final touches ahead of the annual show.
“Everything is looking good,” he said.
“All preparations have been good and the Cobargo Showground looks a picture.”
In 2013, the show will be held on a Saturday and Sunday, instead of the traditional Friday-Saturday.
Mr Allen said he hoped the move would attract more show-goers.
“It’s hard to put a number on, but we would love to see over 1000 people through the gate,” he said.
“It would be great to get 600-700 people each day.”
In last week’s BDN, Mr Allen said there will be some new activities introduced at this year’s show, including bull riding and team sorting.
Mr Allen also announced on Tuesday that an old motorbike display will be held at the showground pavilion.
The display will be held all day this Sunday and will feature some classic motorcycles, led by a 1912 LMC, 1907 Truimph and a 1910 Humber.
“It’s unbelievable – they are like pushbikes with a motor, but no clutch,” Mr Allen said.
The Cobargo Show will begin at 8.30am tomorrow with equestrian events, followed by dairy cattle judging at 9am.
A series of events will be held in the afternoon, including the tiny tot and baby of the show contests, mini rodeo for children of all ages, children’s novelty races and the Momsen Motors junior and open team sorting.
The grand parade will be held at 2.30pm where the show will be officially opened by former Bega Valley Shire Mayor Tony Allen, a long-time supporter of the show.
Tomorrow night’s entertainment will include dog high jump, steer and heifer riding, a motorbike obstacle, hay stacking and bungy pull, and tail tagging and chute dogging.
The day one program will conclude with a disco at the show from 9-11pm.
Sunday will be headlined by the Cobargo Hotel/Carlton United Breweries open steer ride and open bull ride at 3pm.
Mr Allen confirmed more than 30 entries had been received for the bull ride, but he expected those numbers to rise over the coming days.
According to Mr Allen, the event will be a great spectacle.
“You pay just $10 to watch the bull ride, it’s cheap as chips,” he said.
The day two morning program will include the Harvest Festival Church service at 8am, showjumping, beef, cattle and poultry judging, bending, barrel and flag events, ag bike challenge, and heavy horses and harness events.
A shearing demonstration and post ripping competition will be held at 11am, where participants have a chance to win a brand new chainsaw.
Lawnmower races will be held at noon, followed by a quick shear.
At 1pm, the Cobargo Co-op camp draft will be held, with the event attracting more than 40 entries.
“It’s the best and only camp draft on the South Coast,” Mr Allen said.
Mr Allen invited everyone to head along and enjoy the annual Cobargo Show this weekend.