Despite a last-minute cancellation, more than 7000 people will descend on the Wangaratta Showgrounds across Friday and Saturday for the city’s 154th show.
This year the ever popular Eroni’s Circus and Animals of Oz will be joined by Luke Thomas and His Magnificent Performing Horses, after FMX Motorbikes dropped out last week.
Show secretary Bev Tiffin said the cancellation was disappointing but Mr Thomas’ act was a great replacement and fitted in well with all the exciting things the show has on offer.
“We hope people come along, they’re sure to enjoy it,” Ms Tiffin said.
“We’re expecting good weather, there’s been a lot of entries across all sections, with pavilion items being judged Thursday and animals on Saturday.”
Ms Tiffin said there were new pottery and millinery sections in the pavilion and the family-favourite petting zoo would once again be running across both days.
The show opens its doors at 9am on Friday to 9pm, with fireworks at 8.30pm, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.