Despite the challenging weather, experiencing peaks of 37C heat and 50km winds, including seeing some rides having to temporarily pause and stalls getting blown down, last weekend’s Canning Show was a huge success.
It had a record attendance, with around 20,000 attendees, and record-breaking ticket presales in the lead up.
It was the biggest Canning show ever both in size, programming, and attendance.
Three venues were officially opened and are now available to hire for events – both private and public.
Channel 9 News live weather crossed to broadcast from the show on Friday.
About $10,000 was raised for not-for-profits and charities as more than 100 volunteers committed more than 1500 hours of work.
The exhibition saw more than 2100 exhibits by more than 400 amateur entrants, displayed across three halls including flowers, fruit, veg, and home cooking being displayed for the first time in the new Canning Agricultural Pavilion. More than $13,500 in prize money was distributed to them.
Photographs – Richard Polden.