Camden Show 2019: Still a great country show

Skill: A show of skill and ability will not be limited to those of the two-legged variety, with these clever four-legged friends going through their paces.

Skill: A show of skill and ability will not be limited to those of the two-legged variety, with these clever four-legged friends going through their paces.

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Camden Show secretary Jo Martin said all is ready for this year's event, to be held on April 5 and 6.

"People can expect the usual competitions for dairy cattle, beef cattle, poultry, farm produce, arts and crafts, cookery, home brew, sheep, goats, alpacas, horses and show jumping, along with an action packed Xtreme Bulls Rodeo on Friday night," she said.

If you don't get a seat in the Rodeo Arena, you can watch it live on the Big Screen in the Main Arena (including all the action re-plays) from 7pm.

Tuck in: There will be plenty of fare to enjoy at the show, including Dagwood Dogs (or Pluto Pups).

Tuck in: There will be plenty of fare to enjoy at the show, including Dagwood Dogs (or Pluto Pups).

New to the show this year will be Saturday's Ranch Sorting competitions which will take place from 11am.

"Ranch sorting is a western-style equestrian sport that evolved from the common ranch work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring, or transport," Ms Martin said.

"A team of two riders on horseback are up against the clock. It is a challenge where teamwork is the key, with both riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the wrong numbered cattle back." 

The Saturday Night Show is set to thrill with Aussie FMX Freestyle Motocross along with the Teams Challenge Race - including a Hay Race and Camp Drafting - and, of course, the evening will finish with a bang as the fabulous Fireworks Finale lights up the night sky.

One of the highlights at the show will have people taking a step back in time.

"There will be one of the last working bullock teams in NSW at the show again this year, in a bygone era demonstration of how things used to be done before trucks came along," Ms Martin said. 

"These animals are truly mesmerising and are controlled using voice commands. You can see them in action during the show, in the Street Parade on Friday and Grand Parade on Saturday."

And, what would a show be without a little touch of cuteness?

Try your luck: Children will have a blast in sideshow alley, as they do their best to claim a prize. The show is packed with things for the youngsters to see and do.

Try your luck: Children will have a blast in sideshow alley, as they do their best to claim a prize. The show is packed with things for the youngsters to see and do.

Get your fix watching Noah's Racing Pigs as the adorable bundles of pink squeal and entertain as they race their way around the track to be rewarded at the trough!

Don't forget to visit the Drovers Camp, where you can have a Billy Tea and a piece of freshly made damper hot off the coals.

There will be an animal nursery, reptile shows, working sheep dog demonstrations, milking displays, sheep shearing demos, kids interactive tent, scarecrow display, the Lumberjack Show and the Eljay Freestyle Show.  

"And, we will also have some new acts, musicians, bands and groups showcasing their talents on the Entertainment Stage on both Friday and Saturday," she said.

  • Dates: Friday 5 and Saturday, April 6
  • Purchase tickets and view the program of events at www.camdenshow.com.