Something for everyone this long weekend in the Parkes Shire

FASHIONISTA: This year's Fashions on the Field will feature guest judge Anna Barwick

FASHIONISTA: This year's Fashions on the Field will feature guest judge Anna Barwick

A popular favourite in the Parkes social calendar, the annual Parkes Picnic Races, will make a fashionable return tomorrow, featuring Fashions on the Field guest judge Anna Barwick.

A former Peak Hill local and the 2008 Land Royal Easter Showgirl, Anna is a pharmacist, academic, PhD student, mum of two and fashionista.

She herself is a keen Fashion on the Field entrant at country race meets and has won titles including Lady of the Day at Tamworth Cup in 2017 and 2018, Armidale Cup, Guyra Cup, Walcha Cup, Tomingley and Mungery.

Parkes Picnic Races is a regular outing on her calendar.

Known on Instagram as the 'Phashionable Pharmacist', Anna appreciates classic and cutting edge looks while reflecting the seasonal racewear guidelines.

This year at Parkes Picnic Races, her attention will be drawn to unique and superbly finished style.

There'll be plenty of trackside entertainment with a five race program including the Coradgery Cup sponsored by McDonalds Parkes, Forbes and Young, full TAB and betting facilities, canteen and bar services, coffee van, and live entertainment by Trundle band Geroholom Johnson.

Entry is free for under 16s, with $20 adult general admission available to pre-purchase from Henry Parkes Centre, The Railway Hotel, Parkes and Cambridge Hotels as well as at the gate on the day. Gates open at 11.30am. For all the details, visit

Whether you're into sports, culture, or just love a social outing, there's something for everyone in the Parkes Shire this long weekend.

Look to the skies at the Parkes Pow Wow miniature aerobatics show. Parkes Model Aero Club are inviting spectators to check out the Scale Aerobatics on Saturday at the Parkes Miniature Aero Club, Nelungaloo (14km out the Brolgan Road). For more information, contact Lindsay Wall on 0428 625 305.

The Peak Hill Arts and Craft Exhibition returns for its 46th year with a wonderful display of local arts and crafts. Browse the huge display of local artworks, market stalls and handiwork, before sampling the local delights, including Devonshire tea and homemade soups. The official opening will be held at the Leisure Centre on Friday at 6pm. The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the Southern Cross Hall and Leisure Centre for just $2 per person at each venue from 9:30am to 4pm both days.

Canine friends will go on show at the Parkes and District Kennel Club Show, with three all breeds championships held at the Parkes Showground on Saturday and Sunday. The event is always a great opportunity to view many different breeds of dogs and their many talents. Three competitions will run over the two days with various categories available to enter. Observers welcome.