The Wauchope Show is set to return in April 2022 after a two-year absence from the calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Talks started in October and a decision was made about a fortnight later to go ahead with the show, given the time needed to organise the event.
Planning is well underway and chief stewards are organising their respective sections.
Wauchope Show Society will host the 110th show on April 22 and 23 with organisers hoping for strong community interest and involvement.
Early signs of support are promising.
Wauchope Show Society president Neil Coombes said the response to a Facebook post confirming the show was set to go ahead, all being well, had been a bit overwhelming.
He said the event was great for the town as it showcased all types of agriculture and attracted residents from across the region.
"People haven't shown their cattle, horses and chooks for a few years, so we are hoping our numbers will be up because people are keen to get back showing," Mr Coombes said.
The Wauchope Show was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
The cancellation of the 2020 event followed a move to cancel the Sydney Royal Easter Show and a federal government plan to restrict gatherings of more than 500 people due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
In 2021, the Board of Directors could not see a way forward through the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic and the restrictions and rules for holding an event.
Organisers will run the 2022 show in line with COVID rules in place at the time as the community learns to live with COVID-19.
The Wauchope Show Society is seeking sponsors/donations to show sections from businesses and individuals.
The Wauchope Show Young Woman Competition, formerly known as the Wauchope Showgirl Competition, will also return in 2022. Applications close on March 18.
Mr Coombes has called for the community to support the Wauchope Show.
"We will do our very best to put on a good show and just go from there," he said.
"It is looking good, as long as dear old friend COVID doesn't rear its head up further than what it already has, I think we can put on a successful and entertaining show.
"We hope the community supports us, we hope Mother Nature supports us on show day, and I suppose COVID too, if it could support us by going away."
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