BENDIGO Agricultural Show Society secretary Rod Bowles is keeping his eye on the long range weather forecast in preparation for the 152nd show.Founded in 1859 the show will be held on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, at Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds.As always there will be rides and showbags and Mr Bowles said everything was in place for another fantastic show.“This year we have a theatrical dancing competition and we’ve already had 300 entries,” he said. “It’s the first time we’ve had that.“Everything is going well. We’re always dependent on the weather and so far it is looking good.“It has been a better season so there maybe more stock on the way. All is on track.”Mr Bowles said pigeons would not be part of the show because of the pigeon virus. But there is more to the show than showbags. Emu Creek’s Louise Scott will show her Clydesdale Sir Douglas (Dougy) and said there was something special about seeing the horse in the flesh.Ms Scott said she first fell in love with Clydesdales when she was a little girl through her mother’s cousin who bred and showed them.“I was 11 and it was after a visit to her that I became addicted,” she said.“They’re still challenging, but they’re the gentle giant.“Showing and breeding them also preserves a little bit of history.“Everyone has a story about Clydesdales. “They’re a bit special.”Ms Scott said the Bendigo show provided the chance for locals to see something a bit different.“They are spectacular,” she said.Mr Bowles said home craft entries would continue to be accepted until Wednesday at the showgrounds offices.