Show to bring people together

Show to bring people together

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Zamia Williams and Alina Williams on the bumper cars. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

It’s time for the community to get their groove on as the Kelmscott Agricultural Show returns to Rushton Park over this weekend October 15 to 17.

On Friday, October 15, the Kelmscott Agricultural Society will transform the Old Pool Site to present the Mucky Duck Bush Band for a wholesome evening of bush dancing.

Bush dancing takes just a few minutes to learn, the callers teach the dances to start with and then continue calling the steps during the dance.

The music is toe tapping and lively, and not too loud so people can catch up together and enjoy the atmosphere.

Entertainment Coordinator, Rachel John said this year the message is about bringing the community back together.

“It seems fitting to put on a joyful public event like the bush dance and remind all our friends of how special it is to share social times together,” she said.

The Kelmscott Agricultural Show has all its favourite attractions and has been inundated with support from community groups and traders to exhibit.

The log chop will be competitive, and this year the shows coordinators welcome the Emergency Services Games on Saturday from 10-4pm sponsored by the City of Armadale.

Mayor Ruth Butterfield said the show is an amazing community event.

“The city is a proud sponsor and we’re excited about the City of Armadale Fireworks Spectacular which will light up the night sky on Friday night from 8:30pm,” she said.

“While you’re at the show, head to the Perth Hills Armadale marquee to visit our friendly Visitor Centre team and find out more about Armadale’s fantastic events and experiences on offer this spring.

“There will be something for everyone and the City is proud to be supporting this local community event.”

Ms John said she is excited to be bringing more entertainment than ever to the show.

“We have two locations for buskers and performance spots were snapped up early,” she said.

“On the main stage we have diverse entertainment, all provided generously by performers of our local community.”

The Kelmscott Agricultural Society embraces agricultural tradition with the exhibition hall, flower and school pavilions, and including the poultry pavilion and farming sections, all have competitive entries this year.

Daryl Dawes, Society president said they have gone to extensive measures to upgrade all sanitation stations and make purchasing of tickets easier with the online system.

“We just want all our patrons to feel welcome and safe while having a great day out at the Kelmscott Show,” he said.

Volunteers run the entire management of the Kelmscott Show.

Some roles are needed throughout the year, and others just during Show week.

Anyone interested can contact the office for more information on 9495 4001.