The Rylstone Kandos Show is going ahead next Saturday (February 22), despite the ongoing drought and recent Gospers Mountain fires - because now more than ever a community get-together is due.
While the sheep, commercial cattle and junior judging have had to be cancelled this year, due to the conditions, all the other sections are going ahead.
Organisers are hoping to see a great crowd at the showground, having planned the biggest day's entertainment ever.
The usual trade stands, exhibitions, novelty events, sideshows and food outlets will all be there - with some special added highlights.
Back by popular demand are the hilarious Crackup Sisters, who will perform three shows during the day at 1pm, 3.30pm and 6.00pm. These not to be missed entertainers will have the crowd in stiches.
They will be followed by an all-action rodeo featuring 'open' and 'novice' bull rides and 'open' steer ride. Which will be welcome with the unfortunate postponement of the Bull-A-Rama due to the bushfires.
The ever-popular Fireworks Display starts at 8.30pm followed by new country rock sensation The Redneck Gentlemen live on stage, with the bar open until midnight.
Show Society president, Sam Hamilton, said while some sections have had to be cancelled or curtailed, the committee put the focus onto entertainment.
And that while current conditions are tough, it is more important than ever to have a successful and enjoyable event to raise community morale and with a fantastic day's entertainment and a chance to put their ongoing fire and drought problems aside.
"It's something else to think about for a while, which is something of value this year, it's a good day's entertainment - plus the recent bit of rain will hopefully boost morale as well," he said.
The admission prices for the Rylstone Kandos Show have kept low - at $15 for adults and $35 for a family - in order to provide locals and visitors alike with a fun day out.
For more information and the 2020 schedule, visit rylstonekandosshowsociety.com