Roll up, roll up! The show is back in town and better than ever. Penrith Paceway will be hosting the annual Penrith Show, now in its 176th year, on August 24 and 25.
When the show started in 1843, Penrith was a very different place and as it has evolved so has the show.
Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Penrith Paceway, Tash Greentree told the Weekender that the heart of the show remains the same.
“Community is really the key as people prepare months in advance to enter their jams, cakes, artworks and handicrafts and they get a lot of pride in receiving ribbons and acknowledgement of their work but also community in terms of our Show Society members and volunteers who commit lots of time and also take pride in the handling of each of these exhibits, from receiving to judging and displaying each piece beautifully and with great care,” she said.
“People come from miles to view these sections and enjoy the events over the weekend, which is a huge celebration of the area.”
Mrs Greentree promises that the weekend will be packed with fun for the whole family.
“For the little ones, we have farm animals, an interactive T-Rex plus reptiles and sideshow alley is perfect for the teens and thrill seekers with all the rides,” she said.
“There is of course the food pavilion which has a little bit of everything, school agriculture displays, art, craft and horse events.”
Crowd favourites such as D-MAX Precision Utes, Freestyle Motocross along with Demolition Derby, Sydney Bricks LEGO Display and the spectacular night-time fireworks show should attract thousands of locals to join the festivities.
“The Penrith Show Society has grown with the Paceway and to think we are holding it 176 years later is exciting and a real honour,” Mrs Greentree said.
Visit www.penrithshow.com.au for more information.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers community news and entertainment for the Western Weekender.