PENRITH'S 170th annual show steps back in time this weekend at the Penrith Paceway.
This year's attractions reflect on the show's origins and the way Penrith has changed over 170 years.
The Penrith Show was formed in 1843, when few show societies existed in the then British colonies of Australia.
For its first show it rented 32 acres of land in the Penrith district from the Woodriffe family for the annual fee of £32 ($64).
Today much of that land comprises Penrith showground.
In 1892 Penrith Show changed its name to the Nepean District Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial (AH&I) Society.
In 1993 the society was incorporated and has been known since as the Penrith District AH&I Society.
This weekend's show runs 9am-10pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday.
The official opening takes place at 2.30pm with a grand parade.
Main events include the FMX Kaos Team and a variety of horse shows.
A fireworks display begins at 9pm on Saturday.
Other sections of the show are the poultry pavilion, a dog high jump, caged birds, dairy goats, arts and crafts, cooking and preserves, art, photography and the wood chop.
The show has expanded and the schools' agricultural display, which is so popular, will be housed in a larger area with easier access and better viewing.
Other favourites at the show are the animal nursery and the reptiles.
The show begins at 9am this Saturday, August 24, at Penrith Paceway.