Kempsey has turned it on once again for the Melbourne Cup.
Hundreds of people are gathering at the local pubs to watch the race that stops a nation, which is scheduled to commence at 3pm.
We went along to the Kempsey Heights Bowling Club and the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club earlier today to capture the locals dressed in their eloquent best.
Take a look at the locals in our gallery above.
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