Ag show of­fers free en­try

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

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.

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