ALL THE FUN OF THE SHOW
The gates may open to the public from 8am, but most people have been looking forward to this year’s Waroona Show since the last firework turned to smoke last year.
More than 15,000 people attended last year’s show and organisers are expecting crowds could reach 20,000 people for the 88th annual event this year.
The Farriers WA State competition is the first event to start, beginning at 8am.
All the traditional show favourites will be exhibited throughout the halls, with the judging of the beef and poultry getting under way at 9am.
Children’s activities such as sand art and giant chess are free all day on the oval, while parents will be able to find a variety of wine and cheese providores in the Walmsley Pavilion.
Always favourites at the show, the log chop gets under way at 10am and the Raywell Contracting Tug Rope War Competition at 4.30pm.
For something a bit different, the show will hold a gumboot-throwing competition at 5pm on the main oval. Over on the main stage, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School choir will be performing from 9am, followed by local musician Silvio Romeo and Top Jazz Ballet.
At 11.45am, the Wild Wings Bush Fairy Magic Show will kick off for the younger ones before the official opening at 1pm.
Lee McLarty will officially open the show at 1pm in recognition of the family’s long-term involvement in the Waroona community.
The Waroona Show will welcome back Perth band Ten Grand Tourist, who will play sets before the show goes off with a bang.
The Bill Wyllie Memorial Fireworks blast off into the night sky from 8.30pm
Chloe Gee, of Mandurah, and her horse Tia compete in the breed section of last year’s Waroona Show.
Team Charles Hull Construction, Glen Keating, Trevor Nepia, Sam Hull and Luke Nepia heave for their second win in the Tug Rope War competition.
Ariyah, 3, and Brialla Fitzpatrick, 6, of Pinjarra, enjoy the ferris wheel at last year’s show.