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Showtime as city rolls up | gallery ROLL UP: Punters test their luck at games of skill at the Newcastle Show. Picture: Simone De Peak.
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YEARLY ROUND-UP: Men prepare steers for judging at the Newcastle Show. Picture: Simone De Peak.

OFFICIAL DUTIES: (l-r) Newcastle Showgirl place-getter Josie Bell, winner Casey-Lee Rebellato and runner-up Sophie Milwain. Picture: Simone De Peak.

DECISIONS: The showbag pavillion at the Newcastle Show had options ranging from Star Wars to Bertie Beetle. Picture: Simone De Peak.

RAPT: Sideshow alley at the Newcastle Show was home to many sights and sounds. Picture: Simone De Peak.

ESSENTIAL: Dagwood Dogs are a perennial show favourite.

DIZZYING: The rides at the Newcastle Show are the main drawcard for some punters. Picture: Simone De Peak.

REFLECTION: The Maze of Mirrors has been at the Newcastle Show for 60 years.

BUILT THIS CITY: (l-r) Kevin Evans, of Port Stephens, and Robb McGowen, of Sydney, admire Mr Evans’ Lego city at the Newcastle Show. Picture: Simone De Peak.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Barbara Petrisic at her family’s Make Your Own Showbag stall. Picture: Simone De Peak.

TweetFacebookStar Wars theme trumpeted into the grey sky,the ferris wheel juddered through its rotationstoJames Brown’s I Feel Good and the footpathsof Broadmeadowshook a bit. You could feel itthroughthe barbed wire fence.

It was $40 fora family ticket. The front gates smeltof burntsugarand the rear gates, later,smeltofmanure. It waspossible tofeelpart of a vastdigestive system, consumed and expelled, broken downbysideshows and rides.

In theshowbag pavillionKim Wang, a sketch portraitartistfromSydney,had been set upwith his pencils and easelsince 8.30am.

Behind him hung sketches of Marilyn, Brando, Kurt and Tupac.

“Todayis quiet. The first day is always quiet,” Mr Wang said.

“Maybe because the kids are at school, I don’t know.”

Pastblack polo-shirtedmen sellingperfume and a boothwhere you could make a toybear, Dougie Petrisic and hisfamily ran a“Make Your Own Showbag” stand.

For $10 you could choose a “feature toy” –a book onthe moon landing, a Sonny Bill Williams figurine in Bulldogs gear, a rubber clown mask with teeth –and complete yourshowbag withnovelty hands orbouncy balls.

“Can you staple that dog?”

Showbag vendor Rick Morriswantedhis workers to fixthedisplaySnoopy. The pavillionwallswere lined with Star Wars regalia, Transformers, Hello Kitty andMinions.

“Yourbudget bags –your $10, $15bags – they’remore for the working guy who can’t afford the brands,” Mr Morris said.

“Then yougot your brands,your Shaun the Sheep, and theyflyoff the shelf for $25.”

Lego versions of the Taj Mahal and Anzac Cove headlined an expo in the Entertainment Centre, where Kevin Evans had builta Lego city with its ownlight rail network.

Along fromropes of liquorice, deep-fried potato chips on sticks that leftfingers shiny,dagwood dogs labelled in the lower case like it’sa food group, was the Maze of Mirrors.

The maze’s owner Scotty Miller, a fifth generation showman, said it was an artefact of the dayswhen ashow’schiefattractions was itsboxing tent.

“It’s been coming to this show for 60 years,” Mr Miller said.

“It’s popular every year.”

Past sideshowgames with tins for targets, plush Ninja Turtles strung up by their ankles, gapingmouths, more clowns, more teeth,reigning Newcastle Showgirl Casey Lee Rebellatowas on her way to present ribbons.

Later, she would ridein the hacking event ofthe show riding on her horse Miss Hot Chilli Pepper.

“Seeing the show from allthese different perspectives is amazing,” Ms Rebellato, 18, said.

“I guess I’mmore excited than nervous.”

Near the animal enclosures abarrier closedin front of a mum withyoungkids asa woman in riding gearclopped by ona brown, velvety horse.

“That horse. Is. Amazing!” said Indianna Little, 11, as someone putits size at“16 hands”.

“When they’re up so close, you can’t believe how big they are.”

Indianna’s mum Esme watched quietlyas her daughter ledher two-year-oldbrother Kimballthroughthe poultry enclosure. A lady strokeda yellow duckling against Kimball’s hand, and staffy-sized roosters clawed the straw floors of their cages.

Towardsthe rear gates,school kids in tan riding bootsfrom up the valley and as far off asthesouthern highlands satand chewedgrassandjudges inhats andsports coats looked overblinking steers.

The spark of a dreamto farm livestock was lithere forTim Eyes, 23, the reigning Royal Agricultural Society’srural achiever of the year.

“When you see the samepeople here, year after year, you become a sort of family,” Mr Eyes said.

“You get to talk to each other in a wayyou don’t get to onthe phone, when you’re more talking about stock or the price of things. Here you get tofill in the gaps.”

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