There was all the fun of the fair and delights of the show at Pambula sports ground on Saturday.
The Pambula Show brought big crowds to see pig racing, wood chopping, equestrian events, music, a host of exhibits at the pavilion and oyster shucking.
Organiser, Russell Fitzpatrick said that there had been great support from the community with a great roll up.
“I particularly want to thank the sponsors,” he said.
First time event, pig racing proved very popular with large crowds of children looking eagerly over the fence as the pigs came out to race towards a bucket of milk. Cheered on by the children and their mums and dads, the event was a winner.
The equestrian area proved popular with many families setting up camp around the arenas to watch some fine displays of horsemanship, dressage and show jumping.
When the weather became a little too hot many headed for the pavilion to enjoy tea and scones plus the chance to see many of the exhibits in a traditional country show.
Young Tayah Hill, of Pambula Beach was looking very pleased with herself after winning 16 prizes for her cut flowers, artwork, toys and cakes.
Susan Stephenson, of Bald Hills was pleased too with her wins in the vegetable display and needlework categories.
Despite the heat the axemen showed off their muscles and their skills as they got their axes stuck into some Australian hardwood. An appreciative crowd set up around the wood chop arena to watch and there was a lot of support for three young wood choppers, Lane Chant, of Melbourne, Myah Healey, of Lakes Entrance and Darcy Wiseman, of Canberra.
Around the grounds there was entertainment and music and Pirate Penny was kept busy turning balloons into animals.
Later in the day the oyster shucking competition started under the guidance of Sue McIntyre and Greg Carton, of Broadwater Oysters. It proved popular especially when contestants realised they could eat the oysters they had opened.
There were rides and side shows for those who wanted to enjoy the fun of the fair and some beautiful vintage cars to look at inbetween the different events.
Pambula Show secretary Gail Cummins paid tribute to the hard work of Mr Fitzpatrick.
“Most people here have no idea how much work he does, mowing, whipper snipping and setting up the horse rings,” Ms Cummins said.
The effort behind such local events was mentioned by member for Eden-Monaro, Peter Hendy when he opened the show. Mr Hendy congratulated everyone involved adding that volunteers were the lifeblood of any community.
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