ANDREA BRYANT knows what she likes in a good cake.

And so she should as she's been spending today mulling over every detail of a variety of cakes entered in the Alstonville Show's annual pavilion cookery display, as one of the judges.

There's a large range of displays inside the pavilion this year, ranging from biscuits and scones, to needlework and scrap-booking.


And the pavilion is only one element of the family fun-filled show.

There's the always-loved sideshow alley and rides, the apex pavilion entertainment and stage including magicians, Reptiles Downunder, line dancing, food stalls, Old Macdonalds Farm and Living Statues, as well as all the traditional ring events such as beef cattle judging, the championship dog show, motorbike stunt riders, rodeo events, whip-cracking and ride-on mower racing.

Tomorrow is seniors and pensioners day at the show, where entry is reduced for this group to $5.On Saturday and Sunday entry is $10 adults, $7 pensioners, $5 students, children under 10 free, family pass $30.

Gates open 8am.





  • 7am Cattle Working Dog Trails
  • 9am Horse Events


  • 9am to 5pm Open to Public

Apex Pavilion Stage

  • Opens 10am
  • Simon Hart Magician
  • Reptiles Awareness Australia
  • St Joseph's School Alstonville
  • Gentleman Jim

Display - Leisure Centre (both days)

  • Spinning and Weaving Display
  • Alstonville Orchid Club
  • Alstonville Orchid Club
  • Alstonville Historical Society
  • Richmond Valley Woodcrafters
  • Ballina RSL marine Boat Modellers


  • 8am to 8pm Open to Public
  • 8am Ring Events
  • 8am Showjumping
  • 8:45am Cattle Judging
  • 9am Dog Show
  • 9am Poultry Judging

Roving Entertainers

  • 11am to 3pm Buzz Balloon Twister
  • 3pm to 6pm Living Statue


  • 2pm Grand Parade, Official opening of the Show and Showgirl Presentation
  • 2:45pm Eljays Freestyle Entertainment
  • 3:15pm Ride-on Lawn Mower Racing
  • 3:30pm Bull riding
  • 4:30pm Eljays Freestyle Entertainment
  • 5pm Ride-on Lawn Mower Racing
  • 5:30pm Bull riding Finals
  • 6:45pm Eljays Freestyle Entertainment
  • 7:15pm Kids Races
  • 7:45pm Ride-on Lawn Mower Racing
  • 8pm Eljays Freestyle Entertainment
  • 8:30pm Fireworks

Apex Pavilion Stage

  • 10am Simon Hart Magician
  • 11am Lennox Head Line Dancers
  • 11.20am Reptile Awareness Australia (every half hour)
  • 12pm Simon Hart Magician
  • 1pm Lennox Head Line Dancers
  • 1:30pm Physical Culture Demo
  • 2pm Simon Hart Magician
  • 3pm Pantomime - Daisy Moo & Piggle Wiggly
  • 4pm Simon Hart Magician
  • 5pm Simon Hart Magician

Kids Events - Saturday

  • Three-legged and sack races. To enter go to the Secretary's Office.

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