The 2021 Wagga Show has been pushed back until 5 and 6 November due to current COVID cluster

SHOWS have been cancelled or postponed and major agricultural events are looking at adopting new formats due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Parts of regional NSW welcomed an easing of restrictions on September 10, however, many rural events still can't run.

Community sport has suffered with end-of season finals for several codes not going ahead despite the easing of restrictions.

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK: Billabong High School student, Isaac Oehm, pictured at Royal Melbourne Show two years ago.

TURNING BACK THE CLOCK: Billabong High School student, Isaac Oehm, pictured at Royal Melbourne Show two years ago.

The run of spring stud sales in southern NSW and throughout the Riverina are continuing, largely backed up by online selling platforms like AuctionsPlus.

Event organisers said they are "devastated" that all their hard work has once again been undone.

"It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Deni Ute Muster due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and related restrictions and border closures," the statement reads.

Henty Machinery Field Days chief executive officer Belinda Anderson said the board was investigating options around rescheduling to March 2022.

"HMFD has been advised that we are able to operate under the 4sqm rule, however, NSW Health has strongly recommended the event be rescheduled," Mrs Anderson said.

Albury Show is on the calendar for October 29 to 30 and the Wagga Show Society earlier announced that the 2021 edition of the Wagga show has been postponed to November 5 and 6.

The decision was made in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, with the Show Society deeming the 2021 Show would be unable to go ahead as originally planned for September 10 and 11.

Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) president Matt Coleman said the decision was made due to the current uncertainty.

The 2021 Good Old Days Festival set for October 2-3 at Barellan will not go ahead due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in NSW and interstate.

The Barellan Working Clydesdale Committee made the decision to cancel the 12th annual festival.

Secretary Fiona Kibble said the unknowns for large mass gatherings, and border restrictions made organising and planning the event difficult.

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