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Dungog Country Show 2012

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Experience a classic country practice
Classic Rodeo You won't miss
Classic rodeo you won't miss

Dungog is a lovely old fashioned country town, set amongst rolling hills, cattle farms, bush, creeks and rivers close to Chichester Dam and the Barrington Tops Wilderness Area. Located in the Hunters Region of NSW, there is no better place than Dungog to experience the timeless and rugged landscapes with a classic country rodeo show. Let your western cowboy dream come alive with the 119th annual agricultural and horticultural Dungog Show. The show will kick off on Friday, 9 November and will close with a spectacular firework display on Saturday, 10 November.

The exciting Demolition Derby
The exciting Demolition Derby

The two day classic country fair will showcase many varieties of agricultural and horticultural skills and products. The show will start with the Grand Parade, a parade where the best horses, dairy cattle and beef cattle become the stars. Meanwhile, for antique lovers, it is time to check out the unique collection of vintage machinery from the local collectors. The highlight of the show will be the Osborne Show Rides and Demolition Derby, two signature performances that are the traditional favorites in the country shows. You can experience the excitement of watching the bucking bulls in the ring or the ramming cars on the dirt track. The show will close with open field fireworks, with laughter, beer and classic country music played by local favorite bands.

Vintage Machinery Show
Vintage Machinery Show

In the pavilion area, you will find some authentic country produce, from local plants and flowers to homemade preserves and jams. You can also take home some craft and needlework souvenirs made by local artisans. So mark the dates in your diary for a classic country getaway in the wilderness. For more information please visit the website.

The opening ceremony parade
The opening ceremony parade

Bonus Acitivities at Dungog
If you happen to have an extra day at Dungog after the show, you can spend a few hours exploring the wilderness with a pleasant country bushwalk at the nearby Barrington Top National Park. There are a variety of tracks and grades that you can choose from depending on your fitness level. There is a short 15 minute easy walk called "Devils Hole lookout walk". It gives you a bird's eye view of the wilderness area in Barrington Top. If you are an experienced bushwalker, there are seven tracks with one hour walking duration that you can choose from. My favorite one is the Gloucester River Track. The one hour easy walking track allows you to explore the valley among the forest and riverbank, discovering some unique native flora while meeting a lot of wildlife along the way. For more choices and details about your walking track, please visit the website.

The carriage has turned into an unusual dining place
The carriage has turned into an unusual dining plac

While you're in Dungog, you might also be looking for an interesting place to eat. The Rattlers Restaurant is our pick. It offers an exceptional dining experience in a luxuriously refurbished red rattler train carriage. It is a firm favourite dining destination both for locals and visitors due to its sustainable menu comprised of fresh local produce. It is also a BYO restaurant and opens on Saturday and private arrangement. So be quick and book your table before it is too late. Please call (02) 4992 1388 or email for more details about price and availability.
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Why? It's a great country experience
When: Nov 9-10
Phone: 02 49953214
Where: Dungog
Cost: Friday: free entry; Saturday: $12 for Adults, $6 for Children under 15
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