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Nimbin presents show for all tastes

Competitors in the horse events at the Nimbin Show enjoyed the beautiful weather and well prepared showground.
Competitors in the horse events at the Nimbin Show enjoyed the beautiful weather and well prepared showground. Rodney Stevens

SPRINGTIME is show time and there were an eclectic mix of old and new world items on display at the 94th Nimbin Show over the weekend.

From a display of restored vintage farm engines and pumps dating back to 1900, to the latest products and advice in sustainable living, the show offered something that attracted thousands over the weekend.

Traditional favourites including baking exhibits, jams, pickles and chutneys, crafts, fruit and vegetables and horticulture, kept the masses filing through the pavilions all weekend.

Patrons also lined the fences to watch the horse and cattle events.

Music by renowned locals Ted and Khan kept punters entertained, while people browsed exhibits including Steve McEwan's Reptile World, an Alpaca display and Mick Davis's dog and duck show.

Nimbin Show Society president Phil Williams said the 94th anniversary of the Nimbin Annual Country Show was officially opened at 2pm on Saturday by long-term Nimbin localDaisy Stewart.

"This year's show was a show for everybody, people of all ages," Mr Williams said.

"We had 187 entrants in the Championship Dog Show, with dogs ranging from pugs to poodles, and a number of rare breeds," he said.

"Sideshow alley, sustainability alley and trade displays were the biggest we've had for a number of years."

"We had a very good numbers in the poultry and horse events, and everyone is enjoying the lovely weather."

The show drew people from all over Australia, and around the world.

Lyn Dippel, of Bribie Island, was one of the visitors in town for the show

"This is our first time to the Nimbin Show and we'll be back again," she said.

Mr Williams said: "This year there are a lot of international campers and people from all over Australia."

Sustainability alley, which started four years ago when the Blue Knob Farmers Market first came to the Nimbin Show, garnered interest from many visitors.

Co-ordinator Jenny Creasy said: "Exhibitors represented people and organisations that are working toward sustainable goals for the Nimbin community."

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