SHOW time means fun time and it will be no different at the 2019 Leeton Show.
To be held this Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12, the 104th annual Leeton Show will provide a day and a half of entertainment for all ages.
The Leeton Show Society has a new leadership and first time president Bill Aliendi and secretary Janne Skewes have hit the ground running with a bumper program on the cards.
"I knew a bit about agricultural shows, but I didn't know the finer details of putting it on," Mrs Skewes said.
"We're aiming to bring it back to being a good old-fashioned show, but we are feeling our way this year.
"We do want to add a few different things into the schedule."
The new committee has started by securing a high profile special guest.
Former Whitton resident and current federal MP Linda Burney will be on hand to kick off proceedings.
"We are very happy to have Linda Burney opening the show," Mrs Skewes said.
"I went to school with her and Bill grew up with Linda at Whitton.
"Being the Year of Indigenous Languages it is fitting that we have her back this year. She's quite excited about it."
As always, the show will start with a bang on Friday night with a huge fireworks display.
"We also have First Light Entertainment doing their stilt walking and fire show," Mrs SKewes said.
The Showman's Guild will return with their ticketed rides and entertainments. Ticket sheets can be pre-purchased before 4pm on Friday from the secretary's office at the showground, or buy them from a ticket booth on the day.
"Horse events are back bigger than ever on Saturday with showjumping, adult riding events and ring events, as well as mini trotters on Friday night," Mrs Skewes said.
"The Quick Shear competition runs all day Saturday. It is going to be a good competition with plenty of entries.
"There is also a two-handed jackpot cutting competition. There will be a school on Saturday morning, with a barbecue lunch, followed by the competition in the afternoon."
As well as a swathe of displays in the pavilions, there will be new car and farm machinery on show, a fire brigade display and the Leeton SES will demonstrate how they cut down a car.
Perennial favourite the Big Day Out 4 Pets and blessing of the pets will return, while the dog jump competition is back with prizes in two categories - dogs under 30cm and dogs over 30cm.
The Young Farmers Challenge will pit teams of up to four people competing to correctly complete a series of farm-based tasks in the fastest time.
Showgirl judging has taken place and the winner will be announced on Friday night at the opening of the show, along with the Teen Showgirl winner. Other categories will be judged and announced on Saturday - Miss Junior Showgirl (10-12 years), Miss Sub-Junior Showgirl (six to nine years), and Miss Tiny and Best Beau (three to five years).