The country comes to the city or the city’s fringe at least.
The Camden Show is on again and this year makes 132 years. The two day event attracts around 30,000 visitors to the sleepy community of Camden on the Nepean River in what was the Cowpastures.
The country festival has all the events that you expect of a large regional show from horses to pumpkins to cakes to produce.
There are the more traditional side show alley for the Mums and Dads and kids with the Dagwood Dogs and show bag row.
For those in search of the country flavour that is the drovers camp, milking display, pig-racing and ever popular rodeo.
There are all the commercial stands that you get at any country show from the local tractor dealer to rain water tanks and stock agents.
Not to be left out there are all the community groups from the scout’s rope construction to the CWA’s scones and cream.
The local politicians want to shake your hands and get your vote.
In conjunction with the general show exhibitions there is a ute competition and dog championships.
The show spills over into the general town area with a shop window display and Miss Camden Showgirls 2018.
A crowd gathered in the main street for the bullock team, just like the old days when the teamsters used to come up from the Burragorang Valley to Camden Railway Station.
There is the rodeo and bull rides all promoted with the slogan ‘Still a Country Show’.