Organisers are hailing the 2023 Dungog Show a success despite a drop in attendance from last year's event.
President of the Dungog Show committee Jeanie Briggs-Seers said there was a 25 per cent drop in attendance from last year however last year's high attendance rate was irregular.
"It was a little bit quiet. We had probably 25 per cent less in ticket sales at the gate but it was still a good time for everyone who did come. Last year was a particular bumper year, it was one of the biggest ones," she said.
"It was unexpected last year to have the massive crowd that we had so I'm not surprised that it went back down to a normal level."
The highlight of the show for Ms Briggs-Seers was seeing members of the Dungog Show Committee getting recognised for their dedication to the agricultural event through the Agricultural Societies Council (ASC) awards.
This year the ASC of NSW Next Gen Securing the Future of Agriculture Ribbon was awarded to Matt Tippett. The ribbon is given to persons aged between 18 and 35 who the show society nominates for outstanding contributions.
Jay Dillon was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Recognition Medal for her many years as campdraft coordinator, ring master, fundraiser and caterer. Ms Dillon was also awarded an honorary life member badge and named a patron of the show.
Three young Dungog women tried their hand at the Junior Young Woman Competition, Freya Rubeli, Isla Briggs and Matilda Gilshenan.
On the day, the title of Junior Young Woman went to Freya Rubeli.
In her first year as president of the Dungog Show, Ms Briggs-Seers said that she was blown away by the support that the committee provided.
"The support I got from the whole committee to make everything run smoothly, just the amount of effort that all the helpers, the volunteers and all the committee put in, helped make sure everything was able to run well and everything was on time," she said.
Ms Briggs-Seers said she loved her time as president and will be nominating herself again for the role at next year's Dungog Agricultural Show.
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