See cowboys, wrestlers, axemen and more at Luddenham Show

Cowboy capers: A big crowd is expected to watch the rodeo events at this'year's Luddenham Show.
Cowboy capers: A big crowd is expected to watch the rodeo events at this'year's Luddenham Show.

A wild ride is assured when some of Australia's toughest cowboys attempt to claim the Open Bull Ride title at Luddenham Showground next Saturday night.

The event, a highlight of this year's Luddenham Show, is expected to draw a big crowd while raising funds for farmers on drought ravaged properties just west of the Blue Mountains.

Months of hard work by Luddenham AH&I Society members have ensured a two-day program choc-o-block full of traditional country show events and live stage acts on the weekend of March 2 and 3.

Equestrian and cattle events will take place on both days.

The woodchop competition, always an entertaining spectacle, has attracted entries from the world's best international axemen.

Pavilion categories, a must to wander through when visiting country shows, include homebrew concoctions, flower displays, art and needlework creations as well as a best scarecrow contest.

International pro wrestlers will also descend on the showground for an IWA International Wrestling tournament, an event AH&I Society president Wayne Williams promises will be  "the best interactive live athletic experience in Australia".

"The bruises, bumps and body slams will provide for a night you won't forget," he said.

Locals who enjoy being more than spectators are welcome to compete in events like Yank-A-Ute, the dog high jump, whip cracking and ice-cream eating contests. There's even an opportunity to read out your best work on stage at the Poet's Breakfast.

As the show wraps up on Saturday night, a fireworks display, provided by Foti International, will light up the night sky.

More information: or Luddenham Show Society on facebook.