IT’S all happening at the Bega Showground over the next three days, with plenty of action both in the ring and around the ground.
From hamburgers to gourmet food, the wonderful pavilion displays to a full horse event program and livestock exhibits, fireworks to motocross and woodchop, there’s something for everyone.
The 2013 Far South Coast National Show will be officially opened by ABC radio presenter Simon Marnie at 7pm tonight in the main arena.
The announcement of the Land Bega Showgirl winner will follow and for the first time the fireworks will be held tonight, instead of Saturday night.
Tomorrow night will see the re-introduction of the trots and with the track in good condition it is sure to be a great spectacle with competitors travelling from as far as Nowra, Dapto and Canberra.
The Showtime FMX freestyle motocross (tomorrow and Sunday nights), RAS Young Farmer challenge (tomorrow), pet competition (Sunday, 2.30pm) and demolition derby (Sunday 9pm) are just some of the attractions taking place over the three days.
There will be street theatre, showjumping, vintage machinery display and a shearing demonstration.
Stewards and judges will be kept busy with poultry, dairy goat, dairy cattle, commercial and stud cattle, prime lamb and angora goat, cheese, oyster and all pavilion entries.
This is the first time a pen of prime lambs has been included in the show program and according to Bega AP&H Society president Norm Pearce, it reflects the increasing numbers of sheep now in the Valley.
There will also be a commercial display of sheep, rams and ewes.
Mr Pearce said word is out about the generous prize money for the stud beef category with an influx of entries from far and wide for this section.
The winner of Supreme champion stud beef will pocket $1000 with judging to start at 8.30am tomorrow.
As this is the 140th year of the show a special photo competition of past shows will be part of the photography section.
The display is about celebrating the show’s colourful history so be sure to check it out, you may even recognise some old faces amongst the archival photographs.