Northern rivers showtime

THE agricultural show season in the Northern Rivers is about to kick off with this weekend's Nimbin Show.

The show will feature live entertainment on Saturday by Jimmy Willing and the Real Gone Hick-ups, the Perch Creek Family Jug Band and the Ehinowan Dream indigenous dance troop.

Other highlights will be the dog and duck show, a reptile awareness session and the famous Nimbin Show dog high-jump.

There will be all the usual displays of horses, cattle, guinea pigs, chooks and more.

There will be rides for children and on Saturday afternoon there will be games for children.

The exhibition hall will feature displays of agriculture, cooking, craft and animals.

Entry will be $7 for adults, $5 for a concession, $2 for children and a family pass is $15.

Kyogle Show will celebrate its centenary on October 10 and 11.

A specially produced book to commemorate the event has been produced by the Kyogle Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

The book The Kyogle Show Centenary Book highlights the growth that has taken place in the district over the past 100 years.

A collection of historical vehicles used to transport produce and goods over the past 100 years will be on display.

There will also be a large number of exhibits in the pavilion.

The Kombi Club is also expected to attend.

On Saturday night there will be a smash up derby, fireworks and a rock concert by the North Coast Band of the Year, Sabotage.

There will also be a centenary ball held at the Kyogle Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 30.

The Casino Show will be held on October 17, the Lismore North Coast National will be held from October 22 to 24, with the Alstonville Show going ahead on October 30 and 31.

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