The Wellington Show's big weekend

The 142nd annual Wellington Show is on this weekend.

SHOW TIME: Big crowds are expected at the 2017 Wellington Show beating numbers for last year's event pictured here. Photo: FILE.

SHOW TIME: Big crowds are expected at the 2017 Wellington Show beating numbers for last year's event pictured here. Photo: FILE.

The main Show day is on Saturday, but events are running from Friday until Sunday .

Wellington Show Society vice-president Danielle Anderson said this year’s Show is particularly special because of the town’s Bicentenary celebrations. 

“We really wanted to make this year a big celebration of our town and we’re hoping we can get a really big crowd to come along. We want this to be a show to remember.”

The society has an action-packed list of activities for visitors of all ages.

Events and entertainment will include: woodchopping, Correctional Services K9 Unit Dog Displays, Animal Nursery, Murphy's Puppets, Camp Cooking Demonstrations and musical performances by Wellington Town Band.

Then ther’s the Wellington Showgirl, Teenage Showgirl, Junior Showperson and Tiny Tots presentations, sports shearing and speed shearing, craft demonstrations, market stalls, trade exhibits, food, rides, sideshows and showbags. 

On the farm, home and craft side there will be competitions for horses, cattle, sheep, fleece, poultry, dairy goats and yard dog trials.

And if that isn’t enough the Show will also present home garden produce, craft needlework, patchwork, jams and preserves, bread, cakes, children's cooking, photography, fine arts, junior art, flowers, pot plants, tractors, beaut-utes, pet parade and more. 

Ms Anderson is encouraging families to head along and take part in the Family Farming Fun Challenge on the Saturday.

“It will be a great opportunity for families to have fun and to compete against each other for some great prizes. First prize is a $300 LoveMerino voucher, second prize is a family pass to the [Taronga] Western Plains Zoo and third prize is an $80 Cow and Calf restaurant voucher.”

Another entertainment feature Ms Anderson said she is looking forward to seeing is the tent pegging display. 

“People will be able to sit up in the grandstand and just be entertained.”

The yard dog trials start on Friday with the maiden and novice event, followed by the Central West Championship on Saturday. The top 10 dogs from Saturday will proceed onto the NSW Championships on Sunday.