Yeoval Show all set to return on May 14th after weathering drought conditions

Winners: Jack and Mitchell Dickens of Yeoval with Wellington High School's Rob Dimmick and Supreme Exhibit Cayuse Nancy at last year's Yeoval Show. Photo: Elouise Hawkey.

Winners: Jack and Mitchell Dickens of Yeoval with Wellington High School's Rob Dimmick and Supreme Exhibit Cayuse Nancy at last year's Yeoval Show. Photo: Elouise Hawkey.

The Yeoval show will return for its 79th year after twelve months of what Show Society President Phil Hunter has called the 'driest conditions in living memory'.

Writing to the district in his message in the show's programme, Mr Hunter said that the role the show has is 'even more important' following the desperate conditions that the region has seen over the past few years.

"Producing local shows in current conditions may have it's challenges, but I believe it's even more important in times like this to show that a small community can pull together in a positive way and shine a light on something other than the landscape," Mr Hunter wrote.

The show is set for May 14 this year and once again promises to be an incredible all-day outing for family and friends to enjoy.

"So relax, have a drink or a cuppa and enjoy the day," Mr Hunter implored people.

"Catch up with old friends and maybe make a few new ones."

Familiar attractions and competitions will be making a return, with the wood chop competition, dog high jump and tug-o-war all open for entrants.

Mr Hunter said that while the drought is being felt, preparations for this year's show haven't been affected.

"Everything's looking quite positive, we're looking to have Binjang there live again broadcasting, but we're all set to go for the morning of the fourteenth," Mr Hunter said.

"I hope that people can get out for the day what with it being so dry."

"I don't think the drought has hit the preparations, but what it is going to be impacted is the fruit and vegetable categories," Mr Hunter said.

"We haven't heard much from people about how the drought might have affected their exhibits, but the general feeling we've got this year is that things in those categories might be a bit quieter."

James Cleaver from the NSW Department of Primary Industries will open the show this year.