This weekend's Bowral Show has been cancelled due to growing covid-19 concerns.
Show society member Edwina Grant says the committee made the eleventh hour decision to cancel the show because many exhibitors and competitors hail from the Greater Sydney and Illawarra regions.
"We didn't want to risk bringing covid into the highlands," she said.
She said manning the gate and keeping track of all competitors and spectators would have been too difficult.
Ms Grant also said the recent wet weather cemented the decision to cancel.