AS far as shows go, Murwillumbah had it all today, from baby animals and equestrian events through to show bags, Dagwood dogs and plenty of rides and other activities.

The weather was perfect for day one of the event and young and old steadily streamed through the main gates into Murwillumbah Showground.

Amy Campbell was kept busy with dozens of people visiting her array of ducks, birds and geese.

"It gives us so much enjoyment to see the little kids when they see the baby animals for the first time and the joy they have on their faces," Mrs Campbell.

16-month-old Lachlan Taylor had never seen a farm animal in real life until he was introduced to a friendly little horse at the show, accompanied by his grandmother Julie Willis.

"It is the first time he has seen any of these strange creatures in the flesh so it's a lot to take it for him," Mrs Willis said.

Meanwhile, out in the sun near the main arena Rachel Hall was getting her laughing gear around Dagwood dog number one and loving every bite.

"Oh look it is the main reason I come every year, the Dagwood dog is a must," Miss Hall said.

Wes Cronk from Yatala has been travelling to shows for the last ten years and runs dodgem cars, the duck stand, jumping castle and the worm which keeps him very busy.

"Yeah I am busy that's for sure, it is looking like a great weekend this year with no rain hopefully," Mr Cronk said.

Jayden Keevers had a big smile on his face after his grandmother brought him his first show bag while down for the day from the Gold Coast.

"My favourite is sonic and the green lantern dolls but the whole thing is cool," Jayden said.



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