Parkes Picnic Races 2019 Fashions on the Field

Saturday's overcast weather and maximum of 14 degree temperatures set the stage for a relaxing and enjoyable 2019 Parkes Picnic Races.

The annual occasion attracted a big crowd at the Parkes Racecourse that boasted a five-race program.

But the biggest attraction of all, and one that is usually on everyone's lips, was who was wearing what on the day.

The annual Fashions on the Field competition, held trackside at 3pm, featured contemporary, stylish man, millinery and elegant lady sections.

Former Peak Hill woman Anna Barwick - 2008's Land Royal Easter Showgirl, pharmacist and fashionista - was this year's guest Fashions on the Field judge.

She said she was looking for unique and superbly finished style at this year's races.

The first to take to the catwalk were those competing in the contemporary section, featuring six entrants - Georgia Trotter of Canberra, Josie Anderson of Cobar/Dubbo, Kirsty Colliver of Dubbo, Rachael Sladden of Parkes, Shev Brown of Parkes and Nic Dolbel of Parkes.

Nic Dolbel was sashed this year's winner.

The stylish man section also featured six entrants, with this year's winner being Tommy Jeff of Canowindra.

Remaining entrants were Michael Thomas of Parkes, Thomas Pearce of Parkes, Greg Brown of Orange, Geoff Rice of Parkes and Angus Wyllie of Parkes.

The millinery section saw Toni Powter of Parkes, Alexis Hay of Manly, Katie Ralph of Forbes, Georgia Trotter of Canberra, Carmen Holden-Smith of Mudgee and Josie Anderson of Cobar/Dubbo take to the stage.

Josie was named the winner.

And Parkes' 2019 most elegant lady was Michelle Meyers of Mudgee, with finalists in this section being Sally Martin of Canberra, Katie Ralph of Forbes, Susan Ball of Parkes, Liliana Birchall of Mudgee, Kirsty Colliver of Dubbo and Emma Burge of Narromine.

The best corporate tent went to Terry Brothers, while the best private tent went to the Railway Hotel.