Showcasing Mullumbimby's best
AFTER more than a century, the Mullumbimby Agriculture Show is as popular as ever, with big numbers expected over the weekend.
Gates will open today Saturday for Australia's Biggest Little Show which is celebrating its 108th year.
The aim is to showcase the best agricultural produce, crafts and livestock the Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores and Brunswick Heads communities have to offer.
Pavilion organiser Janelle Parrington said this year's theme was Bananas in honour of the region's popular produce.
"When we were growing up, our parents had bananas and it was a banana growing community, so we just thought there would be a lot of memorabilia that we could bring into the pavilion," she said.
Banana themed displays include banana bread baking, banana photography and banana sculptures.
Other pavilion displays include the Mullumbimby Men's Shed woodwork, cooking, flowers, art and needlework, just to name a few.
Outside the pavilion, the talent quest will kick off the competitions from 10.15am and regular sheep-shearing displays will educate and entertain in the rural youth shed from 10am.
The annual truck parade, led by this year's showgirl entrants, will haul out at 11am from the industrial estate before travelling through the Mullumbimby town centre to the showgrounds for judging.
Show-goers will be able to get their fill of entertainment with Uncle Tom's Pie Eating competition which will be held from 1-1.30pm in the bar and barbeque area.
The official opening of the show will take place at 2pm where the winner of this year's Showgirl will be announced.
On Sunday, the Mullumbimby Community Gardens will host its Living Community Village program, with special guest speaker Costa Georgiadis from ABC's Gardening Australia.
The hot rods will be out from 10am for the annual Show 'n' Shine competition with the Demolition Derby stealing the show on Sunday afternoon.
Plus all the usual rides, showbags, petting zoo, reptile show and fireworks.