A CROWD of almost 4000 braved stifling heat to see the rodeo at the Morisset Lake Macquarie District Agricultural Show on Saturday night.
Show committee president Justin Rumore said despite protests from animal activists, the rodeo was a favourite with families.
“If the weather had been kinder to us, it would have been the biggest event in Lake Macquarie in 50 years,” Mr Rumore said.
“We’re already talking about next year.”
Hot weather forced equestrian competitions to be scheduled early in the morning, while other events, such as for goats and dogs, were cancelled.
“We did everything in our power to make sure of the safety of livestock and people at the show,” Mr Rumore said. “We made sure they were well watered, well fed, and kept in the shade.”