Sunday 16 October, CAHRS life member and past President Noel Dawkins AM commemorated the official grand-opening of the new Canning Showgrounds. Members and invited guests were privileged to a tour of the 18,000m2 grass laid fresh and reconstructed facilities. Gates will open to the public for the first time November 4 and 5, with the opening weekend of the 2016 Make Smoking History Canning Show.
With the $2.25M project complete, a sensational line up of entertainment and activities has been booked. In spirit of celebration children 15 years and under get free admittance to the Show when accompanied by an adult. Annual festivities returning include the opening fireworks display 9pm Friday night, Sideshow Alley, roving performers, stage entertainment, tasty food vendors, a jam-packed farmland full with petting farms, roaming sheep, free pony rides and the outback production ‘Sydney or the Bush’. New to the Show this year the Fringe World Festival’s Best Cabaret Nominee ‘Danger Cabaret’ hit the Main Stage with ‘Lil Darlings of Vaudeville’, a quirky family friendly show with an assortment of weird and wonderful talents, featuring yo yo-ing, hula hooping, contortion and other eye-popping feats.
Show-goers can also enjoy a free Silent Disco, a remote control trucks area, woodworking workshops thanks to Bunning’s Warehouse, and thanks to funding from the City of Canning children can look forward to FREE rides all weekend on a classic carousel. On display will be local exhibits in arts & crafts, photographs, home & dairy produce, baked goods, garden exhibits and performance art. The closing of the weekend will commence 7pm Saturday 5 November in concert style with the Bee Gee’s Tribute Saturday Night Fever! Gates open 5pm to 10pm Friday 4 November, and 9am to 10pm Saturday 5 November 2016.
General Admit $10, Children FREE.