THE sunny weather provided a perfect backdrop at the 108th annual Walbundrie Show.
However, despite the near perfect conditions organisers conceded that they would perhaps have been happier with rain given the fact southern NSW is in the grips of ongoing drought.
The farming community did its best to offer diversity and draw in patrons from far and wide to enjoy what is one of the most popular events on the calendar.
A shearing competition, which followed on from the Culcairn Agricultural Show on Saturday, proved to be successful with both competitors and crowds.
Roy Elliot of Walbundrie said the competition had attracted some of the best shearers in the business, including current record holders.
The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Stephanie Clancy officially opened the show. This time last year Miss Clancy actually won the showgirl competition at Walbundrie.
She spoke highly of the showgirl competition and the opportunities it provides for young people who are looking for mentoring opportunities.
Miss Clancy did joke that she initially went in the competition because her father entered her, without her consent. But she concedes it was the best thing that could have happened.
Aimee Riley of Jindera was named the 2019 Walbundrie Showgirl and also sang the National Anthem during the official opening.
Meanwhile, the showjumping and hack rings attracted strong numbers and there was plenty of keen competition.
A fun ring in the equestrian section kept some of the younger riders entertained and there was also an opportunity to view a poultry section along with exhibits from some of the region's most respected sheep studs.