THERE’LL be a throwback to old times and years gone by when the village of Dungowan celebrates everything historical at its annual fair and old machinery exhibition tomorrow.
Working tractors, horse-drawn ploughs, wood turning, vintage cars and stationary engines are among the attractions, along with a community stalls and plenty of activities for kids.
It’s a community-run operation, with multiple community groups joining forces with the Kootingal Motor Club (KMC).
Kootingal wood turner Gordon Vidler will demonstrate his craft, with everything produced on the day being put on display and up for sale.
A highlight of the event will be the sheepdog trial and the horse-drawn plough demon- stration by local man Chris Hague.
“They did that last year for the first time and it was very popular with people of all ages,” KMC member Jan Vidler said.
“It’s an eye-opener for the young and recalls fond memories for the older people who remembered the horses being used for ploughing in their youth.
“A lot of people don’t think about how ploughing was done before tractors.”
The day will also have a vehicle parade featuring vintage and modern cars.
The machinery day is at the Dungowan Recreation Reserve from 9am on Sunday.
Admission is by gold-coin donation for adults. Children under 16 are free.