Punters brave wind for show
The 126th Katanning Agricultural Show did not fail to live up to tradition despite wind gusts of up to 68km/h.
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 pleased with the turnout of about 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,” 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 being cancelled fizzled out when the wind dropped just in time to finish the night off with a bang.
The fire brigade was on hand to teach children the importance of emergency services.
Kevin Newman and Mike Hobley, of Katanning Rotary Club.
The Katanning shearing and wool-handling competition.
Children enjoyed feeding the farm animals.
Michael with Tuxedo, the sheep from Woodanilling.