This year's Far South Coast National Show will be a combination of tried and tested events with something a little new.
Women have been making baskets, and I'm hoping the idea might catch on at other country shows.Tura Beach's Jenny Manley
Crafts have been a staple of country shows since they began in the 19th Century, and this year Tura Beach's Jenny Manley has successfully lobbied for a new category of competition in the handicrafts section of the show's schedule.
Residents can now enter something "useful" made from plastic bail twine, a commonly used product which ends up in landfill.
"I would just like to inspire and get people to think outside the box," Ms Manley said.
For Ms Manley the concept not only helps keep rubbish out of landfill, it also helps keep the tradition of weaving alive.
"People need to move away from that commercial, capitalist feeling that they need to buy something," she said.
"The old crafts are being lost."
She has been inspired by the weaving work of Djiringanj man Marcus Mundy who in turn is inspired by the work of his late grandmother Aunty Wilma Mundy.
"I have been using a traditional Indigenous Australian method of weaving with the twine, inspired by Marcus's work at Bega High School," Ms Manley said.
She has organised a weekly Wednesday morning workshop with the twine at Bega's Women's Resource Centre.
"Women have been making baskets, and I'm hoping the idea might catch on at other country shows," Ms Manley said.
"We want it to be bigger each year."
Bega Show Society president David Grainger was able to source an "enormous amount" of the twine in just two weeks for Ms Manley's project.
"There's not a lot of choice of colour, unfortunately there's just blue and yellow," Ms Manley said with a laugh.
"I just can't imagine how much is just thrown in landfill, so I just really hope it catches on."
This year the show will also feature yarn bombed trees covered creatively by recycled wool.
"There's a whole bunch of people who have been knitting for months and have been allocated a tree each," Ms Manley said.