Two young girls enjoying the Alstonville Show last year.
Two young girls enjoying the Alstonville Show last year.

Family fun guaranteed at this year's Alstonville Show

ROLL up, roll up for line dancers, stunt bikes, cheer leaders and more when the Alstonville Show kicks off today.

All your favourites will be back at the 126th show, the only agricultural show held in Ballina.

Today will kick off with the working dog trials at 7am where you can see highly-trained canines go through their paces, Alstonville Show President Sam Stephens said.

There will be horse events from 9am that will continue throughout the day and livestock will be on display in the pavilion as well as farm produce, cooking, art and much more.

For children, the Barnyard Babies Animal Farm and Kiddiwinks Puppet Show are sure to prove very popular, Mr Stephens said.

"We also have the return of the woodchopping with plenty of strong-looking competitors."

Tomorrow, you can catch the LJ Stunt Bikes throughout the day in the main ring, hear the bagpipes and see the showgirls.

"The girls will come in vintage cars around 2pm and we will announce the 2014 Miss Showgirl winner," Mr Stephens said.

Day two will also feature the judging of stud cattle and poultry.

A fireworks display at 8pm tomorrow will close the show.

Other events over the two days include a performance from Ballina Pipe Band, showjumping, a scarecrow competition, mower races, and duck racing.

Mr Stephens said he expected the event to be event bigger and better than last year, and a great success with families.

Staged by the Alstonville Agricultural Society, the show will run today and tomorrow at Alstonville Showgrounds.



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