With only a week to go until the 2020 Tenterfield Show, there's still time to plan your show entries.
Whether your interests are sheep and cattle, horses, cooking and bottled pantry, floriculture, photography, woodcraft, poultry, needlework, arts and handcrafts - or even if you just want to show off your cute pet - there's a section for you at the show.
Additions to the pavilion schedule this year include a new category in the photography section, with a $100 first prize for the entrant who best captured the "Essence of Tenterfield" including landscapes, sunsets and sunrises, drought and bushfires.
The photography section also includes a new category for "selfies" in the youth classes.
The Handcraft section has been revamped to include a new section for recycled/repurposed arts as well as categories for a wide range of crafts.
In the Cookery section, the Feature Cake is a Timber Cutters Cake, an easy cake chosen by the stewards to encourage more entries.
With a first prize of a $80 voucher at Tenterfield Hardware and Gifts, the Feature Cake is always hotly contested. The recipe is available in the cookery schedule, which can be found in the show website on www.tenterfieldshow.org.au.
The Cookery section also includes the "Three Wonders of Tenterfield Landscapes" class.
A second chance for your cooking disasters, the class is open to culinary catastrophes that resemble Tenterfield's dams (sunken), the worst drought in memory (dry), Mt McKenzie (large rise in the middle) or Doctor's Nose (bulging on one side).
Despite the difficult conditions, Floriculture stewards hope local gardeners will bring along the best of their flowers and pot plants to create a colourful show.
There are plenty of opportunities for children to participate in the show, with junior and youth categories across all sections. Although the Creative Kidz section is taking a break this year, the popular Lego and Decorated Pet Rock competitions can be found in the Junior Arts Section.
Bring along your pet of any variety for the Pet Parade at 11am on Saturday. There are prizes for the fluffiest, smallest, largest, noisiest, most talented and most colourful pet and the hungriest dog. Owners can also use their imagination to dress up themselves and their dog for a holiday trip. Entry is free.
Also open for young exhibitors is the Junior Miss Showgirl competition, to be judged on Friday afternoon, and Junior Whipcracking Competition, held on Saturday at 5pm before the local rodeo.
Dressage will return to the ring program this year, and new classes for Heavy Horses, Standard Breds and Riders With Disabilities have also been introduced.
Although the Prime Cattle section will not go ahead this year due to the drought, stewards hope for a good entry in the Stud Cattle, Stud Sheep and Wool Sections.
To assist exhibitors affected by the drought, entry in these sections and in the Floriculture section is free.
As well as the livestock and pavilion sections, entries are also open the in the Farmer Challenge (Saturday night), Demolition Derby and the motorbike barrel race (for riders over 16 year).
The Unaffiliated Tenterfield Rodeo on Saturday night is open to all comers - not just those from the local area. This is a chance to win great prizemoney in events including poddy ride, junior steer ride, novice bullock ride, open bullock ride and buckjump.
Entry details for all sections are available on the Tenterfield Show Society website: www.tenterfieldshow.org.au. Schedules and entry forms are also available at the secretary's office (under the grandstand), open daily leading up to the show.
A full program of Tenterfield Show events is available at the Tenterfield Visitors Centre or the show office.