The Canning Show is conducted each year by the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society. This year the ‘Make Smoking History Canning Show’ is proudly sponsored by Healthway promoting the Make Smoking History message. Further information on the message can be found by clicking HERE.
The Show Days consist of a full scheduled sixteen hour stage show, roving entertainment, a variety of stalls, LIVE onsite broadcast with HeritageFM 107.3 and a large sideshow with games, rides and showbags. Friday night sees the sky light up, celebrating the opening of the Show with Westfield Carousel’s Fireworks Display at 9:00pm. Saturday the Show rolls on with exhibits put on by the local community, stilt walking fun, face painting, petting farms and an array of activities and demonstrations for the whole family. The Show concludes Saturday night, featuring headline act – Saturday Night Fever, a Bee Gees Tribute, transforming the Show into Concert!
The Canning Showgrounds fill with a few surprises year to year, and this year looks forward to bringing the south-eastern metropolitan area a silent disco, feature performance by the Fringe World Festival’s Danger Cabaret, and the return of the outback agricultural show Sydney or the Bush, which takes audiences for a trip back in time to when all Australians rode on sheep back, and this great nation was shaped.
Not far from Sideshow Alley the Society have held the presence of Perth Heat, with an interactive pitching field, a kid’s corner, and played host to a showcase of many bands including the Perth Highland Pipe Band, Canning City Brass Band, and the Fremantle WASAMBA Carnival Drummers who quite literally lit up the showgrounds. This year we welcome the Junkadelic Band! There is always new and exciting things to be seen at the Make Smoking History Canning Show. Be sure you’re not the only one to miss out!
As well as entertainment and displays, what separates this event from other fairs and festivals, is what makes us a SHOW – being the participation of the community. What quite literally makes this event a Show, is the platforms and opportunity that it gives members of the community to showcase their skills, talents and hobbyist items. Whether you knit, bake, paint, draw or busk on the streets, there’s something for everyone at the Show. More information on how you can take part can be found by clicking HERE.
The organisation of this annual event remains one of the main tasks of the Committee of Management. Held in the first week of November, the Show attracts on average an attendance of 10,000 people. This year the Society celebrate the International Year of Pulses, and in doing so look forward to the community embracing this theme by way of exhibiting all things relating to beans, peas and legumes – think dried bean artwork and all things that sprout!