Cattle will feature strongly at the Gore A&P Show on Saturday, with two championship events to be held.
The South Island dexter cattle beef breed championship and the New Zealand milking shorthorn championship will be awarded at the Gore show for the first time.
Gore A&P Show secretary Jane Allen said many entries had been received in the shorthorn milking cows section, which was pleasing.
The sheep riding event was returning this year, after a successful run last year, while the teenager agri-kids competition would also be held again, this time organised by the Gore Scout Club.
"We have a big range of family entertainment, to draw the kids along," Mrs Allen said.
A big drawcard this year would be the small-dog race, which should be a great laugh for everyone, she said.
The show starts at 8am with the dog trials. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged between 5 and 16 and free for under-5s.
- The Southland Times