Directors of the Macksville Show announced today that as a direct result of the COVID-19 virus the 2020 Macksville Show has been cancelled following advice from the Australian Show Committee (ASC), Australia's Chief Medical Officer and NSW Health.
The show directors regret having to make this decision, but understand the importance of crowd avoidance and isolation in slowing down the spread of the virus.
Show president Michael Ettelson thanked everyone involved for their hard work and commitment to one of the best and most successful regional shows in the state.
"Macksville Show has always been strongly supported by our community and attracts many thousands every year. If we are to protect the more vulnerable in our community and slow down the spread of COVID-19, it was clear we had to act in the interest of public safety and cancel the show for 2020," he said.
"I strongly believe the resilience of show committees in the recent bush fires, and importance of the showgrounds to regional communities will see agricultural shows bounce back. Certainly we will be staging a bigger and better Macksville Show in 2021.
"From my fellow directors and myself I wish good heath and wellbeing for all our community in the difficult months ahead."