Carcoar is experiencing a springtime revival

Waiting room only: Carcoar resident John Burke outside the soon to be opened medical centre. Photo: Contributed.

Waiting room only: Carcoar resident John Burke outside the soon to be opened medical centre. Photo: Contributed.

The Best Little Show in the Country

Show time is almost upon us and the Carcoar Show Society is inviting you to be part of the 'Best little Show in the Country'.

Now in its 142nd year this year's show is set to continue a proud tradition of showcasing the district's finest livestock and local produce.

Add in a picture perfect setting and a good dollop of rural hospitality and it's easy to understand why this event continues to attract visitors and contestants from far and wide.

On October 26 visitors will be able to enjoy a wide range of ring events and features including shearing, yard dog trials and the ever popular wood chop.

There will be plenty of stalls to attract the passerby and the pavilion will once again be brimming with crafts, flowers, super-sized vegies, home products, photography and art sections.

Of particular interest is the men's chocolate cake competition and the special recipes submitted by guest judge Sophie Hanson.

This year's show will also feature new attractions such as the amazing Balancing Man, gold panning, a sporting ring for the horses and the Freestyle Sauerkraut challenge.

Springtime is boom time

Carcoar is shaking off the winter gloom and heading into a springtime boom.

Thanks to a vibrant small business community and savvy social media operators the town is experiencing something of a revival.

With 2019 marking 180 years since Carcoar was officially gazetted it couldn't be more timely.

Last week the Royal Hotel celebrated this milestone with an appearance by singer songwriter Lusi who captivated the crowd with her amazing voice.

And the celebrations are set to continue on Friday with the official opening of the Carcoar Medical Centre at 10.30 am which will be accompanied by light refreshments.

It's been a long wait but I'm sure that many locals will be keen to have a look at the 21st century improvements to the former Bridge Stores which old timers will recall was owned and operated for many years by the Manning family.

The adjoining corner premises are also set to open in the coming months.

Paolo and Kelly, the duo behind this new venture, have brought back plenty of culinary inspiration from a recent trip to Italy and are looking forward to welcoming patrons to Carcoar's newest eatery, Antica Australis.