The longest-running community-organised event in Armidale was held again last weekend when the gates opened at 6 am on Friday, March 5, for the 146th Armidale & New England Show.
Held over two days, this year's show was a little different than former years owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and the extra work meeting requirements places on volunteers.
Unfortunately, due to the increased need for additional volunteers, hygiene requirements and cost, some elements were not held, including showjumping; the Friday night rodeo; the woodchop; the petting zoo; the demolition derby on Saturday night and the poultry and caged bird pavilion.
The drop off, judging and pick up of pavilion entries was done on Friday and most entries and winners are displayed in the 2021 Armidale Show Virtual Pavilion page on the Armidale Show website.
On Friday night there was a drive-in movie, and on Saturday a one -day stud beef cattle and horses event was held.
The Ute Show was at held at Echidna Gully on Saturday.
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