Blustery conditions did not deter thousands of people from attending the 126th Katanning Agricultural Show last weekend.
Despite wind gusts of up to 68km/h, the 126th Katanning Agricultural Show did not fail to live up to tradition.
From a showcase of the region’s top notch local produce, to family fun activities and events, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
Show president Leisha Wood said she was surprised with a turnout of roughly 6000 people.
“Given the weather, we were expecting the numbers to be down, but they weren’t and we were pleasantly surprised — I think the free entry really helped in that regard,” she said.
“The crowds were really well spread out across the entire venue. The cooking show was popular as well as the rides.”
All shows and attractions were well supported, however because of a Parvovirus outbreak, the dog show had to be cancelled.
“Due to the outbreak of parvo, we couldn’t get enough entrants unfortunately,” Mrs Wood said.
“But that didn’t seem to deter anybody — the Katanning sheers went off really well and the swag and wag pet parade was also a hit.”
Rumours of the fireworks also being cancelled were overturned as the wind dropped just in time to finish the night off with a bang.
The Katanning shearing and wool-handling competition.
Kevin Newman and Mike Hobley from Katanning Rotary Club.
Michael with Tuxedo the sheep from Woodanilling.
Children enjoyed feeding the farm animals.
Aron Burnett, Benjamin Watson and Jo Steel were on hand to teach children the importance of emergency services.
A number of fun rides were set up during the day.