Ten stalwarts of the Tamworth Show will have their names etched in history when this years three day event kicks-off on Friday August 30.
The 147 year old event entered a new era last year, with not only a change of venue to the AELEC, but also a change of date.
Secretary Janelle Tongue believes the changes will again pay dividends this year, with "so much more interest from stall holders, competitors, school and community groups", despite the drought.
"I think people were a bit hesitant last year to see if the new venue and date would work," she said.
"We had to contact a lot of people to get them involved, but this year they are contacting us, which is a great sign."
One of the issues identified last year was that people "were getting a little lost between the different blocks and rings."
This year the Show Society have named ten different blocks and rings after people that have played prominent roles in the shows success, and provide "a link between the past and the future."
One of those prominent figures is 98 year old Harry Vincent, who is having the Campdraft Ring named after him after serving 30 years on the committee, and eight years as Ringmaster.
"It is an honour - I thought that was pretty good of them to do that for me," he said. I think it's been a good idea to bring the show out to the AELEC, there's a bit more space for it to grow."
The other people being honoured are Dorothy Carter (nee Barwick), Ross Pearson, Doug Crowell, Ian Southwell, Tom 'TJ' Campbell, John Richards, Bob McPherson, Ken Murchison and Max Stewart.