Roll up, roll up for our top 10 WA agricultural shows of the year!

IGA Perth Royal Show
24 September–1 October

The first annual show then known as the Fair and Cattle Show was organised in 1834 by what would become WA’s Royal Agricultural Society. In the early 1900s the State Government granted the society a 34-acre site in Claremont where the Perth Royal Show has been held since 1905. The Perth Royal Show is one of WA’s largest annual community events.

Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days
24-25 August

The first Dowerin Machinery Field Day event was held in 1965 and has been attracting large visitor numbers ever since. Today crowds can exceed 20,000 visitors. Farm equipment remains the drawcard, but there are also food and lifestyle exhibits and a diverse entertainment program.

Waroona Agricultural Show
8 October

This show is the Peel region’s only agricultural show and has been held since 1925. It showcases the agriculture sector and includes livestock and machinery exhibits, local produce, arts and crafts, cooking demonstrations, a sideshow alley and fi reworks display. This year will also provide locals with the chance to celebrate the community’s hard work following the devastating bushfires in January.

Albany Show
11-12 November

The Albany Agricultural Society was established in 1889 and the society’s annual two-day show has been held at Albany’s Centennial Oval since 1930. Visitors can see livestock, sheep dog trials, craft and cookery, fashion parades, photography, and enjoy rides and entertainment. This year only, the show will be held at Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and surrounds, returning to Centennial Oval in 2017.

Chapman Valley Agricultural Show
3 September

Just 26km from Geraldton, the picturesque Chapman Valley is hosting its annual agricultural show at the
Nanson Showgrounds. The 67th Chapman Valley Show will feature show jumping, shearing, log-chopping competitions and machinery displays. Play with baby farm animals and enjoy lunch made fresh by the local P&C and football clubs.

Margaret River and Districts Agricultural Show
14-15 October

This show began in 1929 in a paddock, at a time when sheep, cattle and timber drove the region’s economy. It continues to celebrate and showcase the region’s agriculture with farming displays and livestock competitions and also includes local arts and crafts, local produce, equestrian events, entertainment, rides and fireworks.

Newdegate Machinery Field Days
7-8 September

Each year, the Southern Wheatbelt town of Newdegate hosts a fi eld day event that attracts around 10,000 visitors. The fi rst field day event was held in 1973 and through its continued success the volunteer committee has been able to provide support to local community projects. On show alongside the latest in farm machinery, visitors can see livestock, outdoor and camping exhibits, art and fashion and enjoy local wine, fresh produce and entertainment.

Bridgetown Show
26 November

The annual Bridgetown Show has been held since 1885 with traditional show events including log chops, sheaf tossing, equestrian, livestock and wool competitions. You can see displays of arts, crafts, photography, cooking, farm and home produce plus vintage cars and machinery. There are many stalls, a colourful sideshow alley and free entertainment. The show wraps up with a fireworks display.

Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show
14-15 October

The Esperance and Districts Agricultural Society was established in 1952 and the show is now the largest event in the Esperance shire. With a focus on agriculture, it includes sheep, cattle and equestrian competitions along with trade exhibits showcasing everything from wineries to caravans and large machinery. Enjoy an extensive entertainment program, including an impressive fireworks display.

Beverley Agricultural Society Show
20 August

One of the biggest shows in the Avon Valley, this event is a colourful celebration of the region. Hosted at the Beverley Agricultural Showground Oval, it features agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, local produce and great entertainment for the kids. The show culminates in one of the Wheatbelt’s biggest fireworks displays.