The decorations are being arranged, the drinks chilled and the music tuned for the annual Cotton Capital Country Music Muster weekend.

The weekend’s festivities open with the Cotton Cocktail Evening on Friday night, October 11.

“We’re inviting everyone to come and kick up their heels at our fun, fancy and footloose cocktail party,” said Cotton Cocktail Evening organiser Ammi Russell.

“Last year was a fabulous night and we’re promising an even better evening this year.”

Mrs Russell is encouraging people to forget about the dust, grab their friends, organise a babysitter and come along to enjoy some champagne sipping, cocktail glass clinking or even just a soft drink and catch-up with mates.

“There’s going to be an oyster bar, delicious Relish catering plus tunes from the Three Legged Pig Dogs and Jarred Taylor Music.

“We’ve also got buses running in Wee Waa as well as to and from Narrabri, Burren, Spring Plains and Pilliga that you can book with your tickets at the Wee Waa Newsagency.”

The party will continue on Saturday with the 2019 Cotton Capital Country Music Muster being held on October 12 and 13.

“It’s a signature event for Wee Waa – we want people to come to town and also explore the wonderful attractions in our region.”

As well as tourists, Mrs Gray said the Muster is a ‘must-do’ weekend for locals too.

“Even though the drought means it’s dry and horrible – leave your worries at home and come and have a day out.”

Mrs Gray said it’s the third year the committee has held the Cotton Capital’s Country Music Muster and in previous years there’s been rainy weather and storms.

“We don’t mind if it rains again this year, the party will go on,” added Mrs Gray.

The Music Muster is an action-packed weekend of country music, bush ballads, classic country, rocking country and bush poetry.

Headline acts include Smokie Pete, Shaza Leigh, Peggy Gilchrist, Lindsay Butler, Brian Letton, Kate Armstrong, Sally-Ann Whitten, Dale Hooper, Greg Bain as well as Shelley and Lawrie Minson.

Mrs Gray said there are plenty of other surprises in store besides country music with this year’s schedule including the Muster’s inaugural Caravan Olympics and a wide variety of food and market stalls.

There will also be a bus to take people on a cultural tour of Tulladunna Reserve on Saturday morning.

“We would also like to say a huge thank you to the Narrabri Shire and Information Centre, our sponsors as well as the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and the community for supporting our event – we hope you come along.”