From fearless bull riders to the style and history of the showgirl contest, day one at the Maitland Show delivered a smorgasbord of fun and thrills.
Whether donning your Akubra and getting up close and personal with the rodeo action is your thing, or scaring yourself silly on one of the seemingly gravity defying rides, the Maitland Mercury caught up with day one action.
And the great news is the fun continues on Saturday and with an array of activities for all tastes from early to the fireworks at 9pm
8am Horse and ring events
8am Dog Show
10am pavilions open Home crafts, Horticulture, service sights market stalls Amateur photography Slow Food Group, C.W.A Tea Rooms canteens and dining rooms
10am Sideshow Alley
10.30am Animal Nursery
10.30 am RSPCA Emu Activity Van
11am Reptile Man
Noon: Stockman’s show (Lachie Cossar with Jigsaw the Bull).
1pm Reptile man
1.30PM Stockman’s Show
2.30pm Animal Nursery closes sleep time for animals
3.30pm Animal Nursery Reopens
Main Attractions begin in front of Grandstand
4.30pm Local Dance Performance
5pm mini trotters
5.30pm Stockman’s show
6pm Australian Horse Academy Performance
6.45pm mini trotters
7.30pm Stockman’s Show
8pm Animal Nursery Closes
8.15pm Australian Horse Academy Rings of Fire
For more information, visit Maitland Showground’s website.