Parkes Show cancelled for 2020

Parkes Show cancelled for 2020

The 2020 Parkes Show has been cancelled following an announcement from the Parkes PA&H Association on Wednesday afternoon.

The show was originally set down for Monday, August 31 to Wednesday, September 2.

Parkes PA&H President, Peter Unger said uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions were the reason for the cancellation.

"The committee believe this is in the best interest of our community at this time," he said.

"To all of our valued sponsors, volunteers and stewards, thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you all to make our Parkes Show in 2021 even greater."

Mr Unger noted a number of upgrades taking place at the Showground and said celebrations for their 140th show will take place next year.

"There are some major works also taking place at the showground with the Luncheon Room and Grandstand having a face lift," he said.

"Construction of a new Animal Nursery is also taking place.

"These works are happening with Public Works NSW and the funding we received from the Federal Government.

It would have been a race to have all these works completed by show time. Let's celebrate our 140th Parkes Show in 2021 with these new upgrades to our showground."