Despite the extreme weather conditions, the 2020 Comboyne Show looks set to be another cracking event.
Organisers say that every local show has its own features and attractions, with the distinctive character of the area it represents. Comboyne is no different.
"After the extreme conditions and tragedies of the end of last year, it's great to celebrate the revival of the rural hinterland to the Mid-North Coast," an organiser of the event said.
"This small, friendly show with a very high standard of exhibits, has the advantage of its amazing location on the scenic Comboyne Plateau.
"This is a beautiful place and is a vision of green after the rain. With Avocado trees flourishing and livestock looking fine, your day out will be filled with spectacle, entertainment and fine foods.
"Saturday's attractions include 3D art and botanical design, art (with people's choice competition), poultry show, championship dog show with over 200 top dogs from among the 214 registered dog breeds, craft, photography, pavilion displays including produce (fruit and vegetables), flowers and floral art, plants, preserves, baking and so much more. "
Other attractions include heavy horse events - which are great to watch, and the Mate McMillan stock horse challenge.
The three judged sections of this challenge include the fast and fun "cowless campdraft". Named in honour of "Mate" McMillan, who brought the first registered stock horse, named Able, to Comboyne, there are junior and senior prizes.
Sunday will see the more extreme equestrian events, with even the youngest competitors displaying amazing skills on horseback. Pavilions, fun and food will all be available, but poultry and dog sections are Saturday only.
The Comboyne Show is on Saturday and Sunday March 7 and 8.