AFTER a year in hiatus the Penshurst show has returned bigger and better than ever.
Due to a lack of support and finance the traditional show elements were dropped last year, although a horse event was held.
Penshurst Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Judy Brennan said that made people realise that if they didn’t participate, the show wouldn’t happen.
“The reality became if we don’t help, we won’t have it,” she said.
Mrs Brennan said she made it clear at the start of the year that if the show didn’t run this year, it would be very difficult to get it back.
“I have had the most wonderful and enthusiastic group of people,” she said.
“I couldn’t have got a better bunch if I tried.”
Mrs Brennan said Saturday’s show attracted fantastic numbers, with the Telstra outage having little impact on the day’s success.
“It was a magnificent day,” she said.
“It was a very busy day all around the community.
“Considering we hadn’t been in action for 12 months we got a very good number of people. It was wonderful.
“It just became a case of going a little further and knocking on people’s doors.”
Mrs Brennan said the popular attractions included the birds of prey display, cupcake contest, kindergarten craft tent and blade shearing.
She thanked businesses for their support and said the show would return next year.
“The group of volunteers have said they want to continue next year,” she said.
“A lot of people who aren’t society members came in and lent a hand.
“We have been over the moon with support we got from the community.”