Ag show offers free entry
This year’s Margaret River Agricultural Society Show has free entry all weekend.
The redevelopment of the Cultural Centre and the Lower Western Oval will mean a scaled-down version of the show, which opens next Friday night, but festival co-organiser Ray Arthur said there was a silver lining for residents.
“Everything else will be the same and we’ve got free admission this year for everybody,” he said.
Although the exhibition hall will not run this year, Mr Arthur said the October 12 and 13 show still offered the same range of activities for families and teenagers on their big night out, including a revamped sideshow alley.
“They’re bringing a couple of different rides that we haven’t had before, as well as dodgem cars,” he said. However, the oval redevelopment meant parking would be at a premium, he said.
Mr Arthur said show-goers were encouraged to make sustainable travel arrangements or otherwise “park as close as you can get and then walk”.
Other agricultural show mainstays will continue this year, including the ever-popular fireworks display, scheduled for 8.30pm on Friday.
Also continuing are the Cape Creature family pet show from 4.30pm on the Friday, the Sportspower tug of war, and a DJ dropping sets on both nights.
Mr Arthur said belly dancing and roaming fairies were also planned.
Visit margaretrivershow.com for more information.
The Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Society has some young blood this year to deliver next weekend's annual show, which is offering free entry for all residents.