WHEN it comes to country shows, you can't beat the old favourites, and the Molong Show on Sunday was no exception.
The show rides, food and animals were by far the most popular attractions on the day, according to Molong Show Society secretary Lisa Garlick, helping to bring close to 2000 people through the gates.
But a new attraction, the three-wheel trike adventures from Dubbo and their roaring motors also proved to be a crowd-pleaser at the town's 149th annual show.
"Compared to bigger shows we might be small in size for a town the size of Molong, but we're big on atmosphere and community spirit," Miss Garlick said.
"People you don't get to see at any time of the year all come to the Molong Show."
Miss Garlick said nominations for the Molong Showgirl had been in abundance compared to previous years, with Kate Beatty taking out the title, beating Sharon Burchett and Merissa Reid.
Miss Garlick said, as always, show-goers enjoyed getting up close and personal with the animals at the animal nursery.
The dog and horse sections received the most entries and there were also quality cattle exhibits.
The show society will now turn its attention to planning celebrations for the 150th show on Sunday, September 21 next year - coinciding with the 100th year at the current showground.
The milestone will be marked with a street parade and fireworks on the Saturday night before the show.
"There's a lot of history and we are currently compiling a book to commemorate next year," Miss Garlick said.
Anyone with photos, anecdotes or memorabilia from past shows should contact Miss Garlick on 0438 647 741 or by mail to Molong Show Society, PO Box 98, Molong NSW 2866.