The little town of Tottenham is extending a big welcome to people of the region to join them for the annual Tottenham Picnic races on March 9.
This year there’s something available for everyone.
Whether it’s a passion for horse racing, a keen eye for fashion or just catching up with mates, this year promises to be one of the best yet.
President of the Tottenham Picnic Race committee Brian Plumber said despite a tough and dry year, he is hoping people can come together to enjoy a social day out to forget about though times for a while.
"It's a small town struggling with the drought so we need as much support from the community as possible."
"It's a good way to brush off the dust for the day, and forget about the drought for a few hours."
The six-race program starts at 2pm, featuring the Robinson Grain Tottenham Picnic Cup, sponsored by the large grain company which began in the town.
"The races will be strongly supported again by Nyngan local trainer Rodney Robb."
"He had a pretty successful weekend down at the Bedgerabong picnics."
"The local Tottenham Connections had a win, with a local horse at Bedgerabong, so they're hoping for a repeat performance."
There is free lunch from 12.30pm until 1.30pm for everyone and children's entertainment with face painting and a jumping castle.
"It's a good social day, in that everyone who comes through the gate can be part of the free luncheon, we have a large shaded area, everyone can line up get their lunch and be involved and that's part of the $20 entry fee," Mr Plumber said.
For the fashionista the highly coveted self-nominating fashions on the field are not to be missed with six categories to choose from including: best millinery, best lady under 30, best lady over 30, best dressed gentleman, young ladies under 16, and best dressed gent under 16.
This year's special guest judge from Dubbo is Josie Anderson. "She's won a few of them around the trap so she'll know what she's doing," Mr Plumber said.
Nominations must be in before the first race at 2pm.
After the races live entertainment will be provided by Jade Martin and Peter Riley, who will perform until 11pm.
The local CWA will be supplying sandwiches, cakes, tea coffee and cold drinks, and a barbecue will run all afternoon and in the evening.
Mr Plumber said there will be no eftpos facilities at the grounds, however busses are being supplied free of charge to transport people to and from the track.
"It will just be a good social outlet for people to try and forget about the drought for a few hours and see if they can pick a winner," he said.
Gates open 11.30am. Entry is $20, those under 17 years are free.