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2020 Merriwa Springtime Show falls victim to COVID-19 pandemic

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The 2020 Merriwa Springtime Show has fallen victim to COVID-19. 

The Committee has said that due to the uncertainty around the rules and regulations of COVID-19, the show set to be held 18 - 21 September has been cancelled in the best interests of the community. 

If restrictions ease, there may be smaller events held. 

The Show President Tyler Austin said they were running out of time, and had to make a decision.

"Obviously a lot of effort goes into running the show every year and there's just too much uncertainty for the outlook of the coming months so it was a tough decision,"

"We had our 110th Anniversary last year, so this will be 111 years,"

"The show has been called off once, I believe that was due to a World War."

"There were questions over the last couple of years whether we should be running the show given the drought conditions, so the last few years have been tough as well but nothing can beat this coronavirus," said Tyler. 

"A lot of our sponsors are local, our major sponsor being the Regional Australia Bank is a local branch in town and they've been supportive over the last three to four years so they were happy to keep on being our major sponsor as well as other small businesses."

"To all our valued sponsors, volunteers, and stewards, thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you all to make our Merriwa Show in 2021 even greater."

The Show is expected to be back in 2021. 

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