They are 'feeders' of winning entrants for the individual state shows. In New South Wales this is the Sydney Royal run by Royal Agricultural Society of NSW which takes place for 2 weeks over the Easter period. It was established 191 years ago and around 1 million people attend each year. Its home is now in Olympic Park area, location of the Sydney 2000 games.
Ours is a pretty small affair over two days but most people go to see the animals, horse riding events, agricultural equipment, wood chop, arts and crafts, photography, cooked goods and produce, not to mention carnival rides and awful (but really yummy) food. And there is a rodeo finale on the Saturday night.
We always know when it's show time.
And this year was no different. But luckily when we went the showers held off.
The co driver had entered some quilts and was a prize winner, a first and a commended.