Morisset Lake Macquarie Agricultural Show
29th November 2023
Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—After three devastating years, the Morisset Lake Macquarie Agricultural Show came back for its 69th event, bigger and better than ever. The show was established in 1954 and has become a favoured annual event for generations of not only Lake Macquarie residents, but also for visitors from afar. This event bridges the gap between the country and city culture, showcasing local arts, horticulture, food, rides and of course its famous rodeo and fireworks display. In 2020 and 2021 the show was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, then last year when it was due for a grand return, mother nature was not kind with the site flooding due to torrential rain. This year the show came back with a bang, attracting a record-breaking crowd of 15,500 people over two days. I was pleased to join with show president Justin Rumore to officially open the show and meet with the dedicated team of volunteers comprising the Morisset Lake Macquarie Agricultural Show Committee. The show is one of the fastest growing regional shows in New South Wales, taking six months to organise, and I congratulate all involved with its growing success.