The Waroona Show has built its reputation for being one of the biggest and best country shows in WA and Australia and the 86th show will be no different. Last year 16,800 people passed through the gates and with a feast of activities, displays and quality entertainment on offer numbers are once again expected to be high when the show comes to life on October 8th 2016.
Volunteer Committee members of the Waroona Agricultural Society have been working hard since February to bring the show together and attendance at the monthly meetings has been at an all time high with many younger members putting up their hands to take on positions. Ticket prices remain at an affordable level with the General admission at $15, children and aged pensioners $10. Parking at the Show will be as usual, however a FREE Shuttle bus will operate from the Waroona Recreation Centre, Hill Street to the Show Grounds in 10-15 minute intervals from the hours of 10am to 6pm.
For those wishing to do more than just be a spectator, the show schedules are now available at selected outlets in the region or by phoning 97331092 or on the website at www.waroonashow.com.au. You can enter in horse events, poultry, beef cattle, photography, cooking, sewing art, craft, flowers, vegetables, woodwork and there are a great range of categories to be entered in the children’s section.
Gates open to the public from 8am when side show alley comes alive and the horse events get underway at 8.30. Poultry and beef judging will commence at 9am, the wood chop program and the main stage entertainment on the oval kick off at 10. There will be a fantastic array of exhibits in the Memorial Hall, the children’s section in the Fire Station and photography displays close by. The official opening is on the main stage at 1pm with popular Waroona identity and long term volunteer John Twaddle opening the show.
The year, the Waroona Show is proud to be host to the National Farriers and Blacksmiths Championships in the Marchetti Shed. Commencing on Thursday 6th October this competition will bring three days of skills and entertainment to the showgrounds culminating in the Mustad Aus. Open Shoeing Final on Saturday afternoon.
Other entertainment includes bands and singers on the main stage as well as Viva Aerial Dance, comedy/circus act Hey Presto, singer Clayton Sharp, and the ever popular band Lush who will rock the crowd into the evening. There will be plenty for both young and old with sheep dogs in action, roving performers, kite kinetics, face painting, giant chess, Pirate Michael and Artybrellas. Free entertainment around the grounds includes Scitech, cow milking, crazy critters, the climbing wall, Faerie Cara and the Jook Joint Band. Other family attractions are the Gym Bus, Lions Train, Pony rides and the Lions Animal Nursery. Dock Dogs will make their debut at this year’s Waroona Show and the teams Tug of War Competition at 1.45 should be highly entertaining.
Don’t miss the wine and food displays and cooking demonstrations in the Walmsley pavilion and around the grounds there will be a large range of trade displays, machinery both modern and old, trade cattle judging and auction and the ever popular Poultry section. Side show alley is a must for the young and the young at heart as are the traditional show bags so don’t miss out.
And of course there is the Grand Finale at 8.30 with everyone’s favourite the Bill Wyllie Memorial Fireworks. October the 8th is a date you must remember.