Royal Bathurst Show, 2018: 150th show

SNAPSHOT: Chelsea Seaman, 17, was among the participants in this week's wool classing workshop in Bathurst. Photo: NADINE MORTON 040918nmsnap
SNAPSHOT: Chelsea Seaman, 17, was among the participants in this week's wool classing workshop in Bathurst. Photo: NADINE MORTON 040918nmsnap

PARADE gets to do some pretty great things as part of work each week and this week was no different.

In the lead up to the 150th Royal Bathurst Show, which is on from Friday to Sunday this week, she has visited the showground a number of times to cover the unfolding action.

Pavilion entries are flooding in and the amusement rides are going up at a rate of knots.

The show is always a huge crowd-pleaser and Parade hopes for the organisers that this year is no different.

So, no matter whether you’re there for the dagwood dogs, the pavilion entries, the rides, the agriculture or just to pick up a showbag or two, Parade hopes you have a wonderful time.

Earlybird show tickets remain on sale until Thursday at www.bathurstshow.com.au or head down to the show office to purchase them.

Local is lovely at the royal show

WHILE the Royal Bathurst Show might feature a huge range of mouth-watering treats from across the state, it will also feature produce from right here in our own backyards.

Don’t miss popping into the Ces English Pavilion, located just near the main entrance, to check out the great range of local produce.

No matter whether you’re keen to check out the wines from Bathurst’s vignerons, try a local beer or see what great eats there are – this is the place to visit.

The pavilion will be open the entire show.

Keep your fingers and toes crossed

SPEAKING of the Royal Bathurst Show, Parade asks that you keep your fingers and toes (and whatever else you want) crossed for good weather.

With at 150th birthday to celebrate, the show’s organisers are hoping for bumper crowds to flock to the Bathurst Showground to enjoy all that they have organised.

Looking ahead, Friday and Sunday are predicted to be mostly sunny, however, it’s on Saturday that we need to have some wishful thinking.

There’s currently a 50 per cent chance of up to five millimetres of rain, and while this is not a lot Parade hopes that it will not deter the crowds.