Alstonville's biggest show to date
Organisers of this year's Alstonville Show expect it will be the biggest in 124 years.
Alstonville Agricultural Society's president Bob Wilson said that after 12 months of preparations, everything is ready for a great weekend ahead.
"We want to keep the Show family-friendly, and we want to keep the activities low-cost so everyone has access to the activities we have prepared for our community," Mr Wilson said.
The winner of Miss Showgirl will be unveiled at a dinner tonight at the Alstonville Plateau Bowls and Sports Club, with all proceeds to benefit Heartfelt House.
For the first time, Friday will be Seniors Day at the Show, with a special fee of $5 for all seniors on that day.
From 11am, visitors will be able to enjoy Music on Main, with many businesses offering live music along Alstonville's commercial strip.
The music will continue from 8.30pm with a jazz night at the Federal Hotel.
On Saturday, October 27, all entertainment will be in the centre ring at the showgrounds.
There will be beef cattle judging, ride-on mower racing, motorbike stunt riders and whip cracking.
The Apex Pavilion and stage will also showcase magicians, reptiles, line dancing, farm animals and living statues from 8am to 8pm.
The official opening and grand parade will be at 2pmon Saturday, with a fireworks show at 8pm.
A camp draft is programmed for Sunday, October 28.