The Forbes community will be celebrating its 143rd annual Show starting today at 9am at the Forbes Showgrounds.
“On behalf of the Forbes PA & H committee, I have much pleasure in extending a warm welcome to the Forbes community and invite all to come and join us at the 2018 Forbes Show,” said Forbes Show president Doug Nadin.
This year the show will also be celebrating its 55th year of the Showgirl Competition. It will feature some new and fun attractions such as a mosaic section in the pavilion and the spectacular Ute Barrel Racing. Keep an eye out for the Grand Parade as well.
Traditional attractions return such as the horse events, sheep, beef and dairy cattle, poultry, caged birds and harness racing. Crowd favourites including the popular dog high jump, antique machinery, animal nursery and of course, pet show will also be at the show.
“I encourage the public to visit the trade displays and support these businesses that make a huge effort to exhibit at the Forbes Show.
“To all the businesses and individuals who support the Show through sponsorship, we thank you!” said Doug.
Learning Through Play
Leading up to the show, Forbes Preschool has nonstop been creating, growing, and experimenting with visual arts. The educators and children have enjoyed preparing for the many displays and will be picking produce, collecting eggs and taking Lego to the showground for all to see.
The Preschool have been reminiscing about past shows and looking forward to the 2018 show. Vist the Preschool stand to see the fun things you can do at Preschool. Project work of term 2 will be on display.
For All Your Quality Machinery Needs
McClintock & Co are a family owned farm machinery dealer situated at West Wyalong, Forbes, Grenfell and Canowindra.
They have been a local service provider for over 45 years offering a range of spare parts, workshop facilities and resources for the agriculture and construction industries.
They have a broad selection of high quality agricultural equipment backed up by a fully accredited workshop. McClintock & Co have over 36 franchises, enabling them to source the parts and equipment for customer’s needs.
They are a locally owned business offering a full range of services and currently employ 60 full time staff consisting of sales people, experienced parts interpreters, experienced service technicians, administration and clerical staff.
A Show Worth Supporting
I hope everyone is looking forward to this year’s Forbes Show just as much as I am.
Congratulations to the committee and to everyone involved in preparing the exhibits and stalls, with everything from Ute Barrel Racing to dog high jump! Of course, there will still be the more traditional attractions such as horse, sheep, cattle, antique machinery, the much-loved animal nursery and plenty more. I encourage everyone to also keep an eye out for the trade displays to support local small businesses.
The Forbes Show is always an impressive and fun family event which has become a tradition in rural life, holding an important place in connecting regional families and the whole community.
I hope to see you there!