People looking for some competitive fun should head to Donnellys Crossing for the annual picnic, sports and market day next month.
Egg-and-spoon races, tug-of-wars, gumboot throwing, needle in the haystack, egg catching, three-legged and other novelty races will be on offer at the event on March 9.
Those not so adventurous can browse the car boot sales and stalls, take part in a raffle or two, or try their hand at claybird shooting while the youngsters hit the water slide and dunker.
There's also some new things this year - a scarecrow and best baked cake competitions.
After judging, the cakes will be sold off as a fundraiser for future events.
Motorbikes of all sizes and makes will be on display and patrons can enjoy entertainment from Auckland musician Rob Wadmore while partaking in food and refreshments, or stocking up on supplies for the kitchen and garden from the organic vege or native plant stall.
"We had a great turnout last year and Rob did a great job entertaining," spokesperson Michele Cobb said. "Kids can enter a colouring competition - entry forms are available at the Dargaville Library so there is still plenty of time to get your entry in."
First held in the mid-1920s, the event takes place in mid-March each year on the same field originally prepared by the farmers of the district, and aims to keep traditions alive and mix social mingling with competitive fun.
In its heyday the event was the district's highlight, with a special train running from Dargaville and the day ending with a dinner and dance.
"There is no gate fee, but a koha is appreciated," said Mrs Cobb.
Gates open at 10.30am. Normally held rain or shine, but it always pay to check radio stations for cancellations or phone (09) 439 5099 if inclement weather threatens.