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LiveLighter Canning Show 2021 Line-Up Announcements

Continuing its evolution into undoubtedly one of Perth’s premier community events, last year’s event broke audience records for the second year in a row with 13,500+ smiling attendees, experienced sold-out Sessions and conquered COVID challenges to inspire and entertain people like never before, even winning multiple awards. Now, this year’s LiveLighter Canning Show will elevate the joy even higher, including some a-maze-ing surprises in store…

Expect the best value, inspiring and fun-packed weekend to excite all ages, including Fireworks both nights, unique collaborations with partner City Of Canning to celebrate their 150th Anniversary, Sideshow Wonderland rides, Carnival games, the Stay & Play Zone, Showbags, ZAP Circus, Farmland Animals, Food World, music, face painting, pony rides, performers and much, much more. Plus, much of it comes FREE, included with tickets!

The Show will be held over three different Sessions at Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, with each Session having a limited capacity:

🎪 SESSION 1: Friday 5 November (5-10PM)

🎪 SESSION 2: Saturday 6 November (9AM-4PM)

🎪 SESSION 3: Saturday 6 November (5-10PM)

have just gone on sale, with LiveLighter Canning Show arguably the best priced ticket you’ll find all year, starting at $0 and costing no more than $30 for a final release family ticket. Plus, the earlier you buy tickets, the more you save!


🦄 Offering 100s of things to do and 1000s of things to see, much of it FREE FUN, expect outdoor fields full of entertainment, discoveries and fair faves across ALL Sessions, plus a diversity of unique entertainment specific to different Sessions.


*ALL activities with a double asterisk (**) are FREE!

  • The Mega Maze – A premier attraction for all ages unique to this year’s Show. Enter a fun-filled world for FREE, with tantalising twists and surprising turns curated by partners City of Canning as part of their 150th Anniversary celebrations! **
  • Sideshow Wonderland (rides, thrills and games for all ages)
  • Farmland (make new friends with stacks of cute animals) **
  • Stay & Play Zone (expanded relaxed family play area including Sandpits, play equipment, mud kitchen, water play, Bluey & Bingo, Giant Jenga, Chalkboards photo props & other sensory experiences) **
  • Food World (wide variety of food trucks to take you on a global gourmet tour)
  • Exhibition (inspiring the community’s creative spark, which you can be a part of by entering) **
  • Grand Parade Markets (wide variety of community, not-for-profit, local business stalls)
  • Action Park (fun and games for the adventurous)
  • Showbags (multiple vendors with all the faves)
  • Live music (variety of acts on stage and roving) **
  • Virtual Reality with Ultimate Cinemas & Gaming **
  • West Coast LEGO User Group (Bricktober) – interactive building, games, mosaic wall and competitions **
  • Humpy Camel rides
  • Dinosaur Train rides
  • Interactive demonstrations & displays **
  • Cultural and choreographed dance **
  • Remote Control Trucks **
  • Historical displays and educational activations **
  • Live radio broadcast by HFM (be part of the on-air fun) **
  • Scouts ‘Perth South Region’ Climbing Wall **


ALL activities listed below are FREE!

SESSION 1: Friday 5 November (5-10PM)

  • Fireworks **
  • Zap Circus (new Purple People Comedy & Circus show) **
  • Magnus Danger Magnus’ Explosion Lab Fruit and Veg Spectacular **
  • Live music (incl. South Summit & roving Perth Thundercorps Brass Band) **
  • Perth Learn Photography walkabout lessons **
  • Glow in the Dark Volleyball **

SESSION 2: Saturday 6 November (9AM-4PM)

  • New Horizon Pro Wrestling **
  • Roving performers: Stilt Walkers & Enchanted Characters **
  • Unicorn rides **
  • Face painting **
  • Magic Dale (magic show) **
  • Patti The Pig Story & Song Show**
  • Magnus Danger Magnus’ Explosion Lab Fruit and Veg Spectacular **
  • Progressive Axemen’s Association (wood chopping) **
  • Shaolin Cultural Center WA Kung Fu Demo **
  • Campbell School of Highland Dance **
  • Peacock Dance School w/ Willetton Primary School (Indonesian live music and dance) **
  • Wild Wings Bush Fairy Magic Show **
  • Welcome to Country & Smoke Ceremony **
  • Live music (incl. Herald Skifflers, Ashlea Reale & NY Slim, Canning City Brass Band) **

SESSION 3: Saturday 6 November (5-10PM)

  • Fireworks **
  • Zap Circus (new Purple People Comedy & Circus show) **
  • Easy Tigers (2 live sets of fave covers for all-ages to dance to) **
  • New Horizon Pro Wrestling **
  • Taiko Do (Japanese Drummers) **
  • Glow in the Dark Volleyball **
  • Progressive Axemen’s Association (wood chopping) **



The Show moved to a COVID Safe based ticketing system last year, and it’s similar this year, though even greater value ticketing with another tier of value introduced! Please note:

  • TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE – by purchasing ONLY from Eventbrite (avoid online scammers).
  • TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE (neither between people nor Sessions, so choose carefully).
  • HURRY! 2/3 Sessions sold out last year, so hurry to secure your fun! Plus the earlier you buy tickets, the more you save!


  • Strictly limited EARLY BIRD LUCKY DUCK tickets given away as part of the 1st Release only.
  • Paid 1st Release tickets discounted to 1/3 of final full-priced tickets
  • Family Pass and Final Release Concession discounts
  • REFUNDS will only be made if the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
  • ANY ABUSE of ticketing will see tickets cancelled.
  • FAMILY PASS = A Group of up to 4 people (eg 1 Adult & 3 Kids – or 2 Adults and 2 kids, essentially priced so that 2 family/group members are FREE!).
  • COMPANION CARDHOLDERS can have their companions come free (show card upon entry), though they themselves will need to purchase a ticket.



Providing a creative wonderland with community heart, LiveLighter Canning Show is excited to launch one of WA’s biggest, longest-running community-showcasing exhibitions on a platform allowing online entries for the first time ever. This makes it even more accessible for anyone to have a go at igniting their creativity, practising new skills or showcasing their talents, whilst potentially being rewarded in $13,000+ in cash prizes on offer, plus awards, exclusive invites and more.

Whilst people can still enter the same ways they have in the past (including printed forms and a full-colour schedule available from our office soon), the fully automated platform allows people to easily enter, pay, receive reminders, and track your Show entries online. Now there are more options to exhibit something at the Show to wow all your friends and family!

The full Schedule Of Entries has now been released, offering something for everybody to enter!


  • One of the largest annual exhibitions in WA showcasing a wide array of arts, crafts, hobbies, creations and produce, igniting communities’ creative spark.
  • Online entries allowed for the first time ever (printed forms and Schedules also available so can still enter as before).
  • Open to everyone, from talented amateurs to awarded artisans, the competition celebrates, promotes, rewards and encourages diverse passions and talents, plus inspires others in the community.
  • Over $13,000 in cash prizes rewarded to the best exhibits, plus trophies, sashes, and other awards.
  • Exhibition Champions receive a complimentary free invite to an exclusive gala dinner awards event on Saturday 20 November.
  • Entries only $1 Youth / $2 Adults.
  • Over 650 Classes to enter, covering Youth; Fruit & Vegetables; Flowers; Home & Dairy Produce; Honey; Home Cooking; Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Toys & Dolls; Handicrafts; Hobby Ceramics; Painting & Drawing; Photography; and Industrial Arts.
  • Numerous special classes celebrating the ‘International Year of Fruit & Vegetables’.
  • Unless breaking any By-Laws, ALL entries are exhibited as part of the LiveLighter Canning Show; it’s by and for the community.
  • ANYONE can enter, no matter where you are from, your age or level of experience.
  • Independently judged by experts in their field.
  • Revised By-Laws, new classes, new rules – all encouraging an even more impressive, all-inclusive Exhibition!


Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to:

  • promote the development of agricultural, pastoral, horticultural, viticulture and industrial resources of the State of Western Australia.
  • provide platforms, activities, and events that encourage participation in agricultural and horticultural interests, cultural and artistic pursuits, sport and recreational pastimes, which enrich the community through the use of the resources of the Society.

We utilise our Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds venues to fulfill these missions, with 450+ incredibly diverse events held on average for the last few years. Many of these events, workshops and classes are coordinated by CAHRS, with Canning Show the largest of them. Through various forms since the Canning Agricultural & Horticultural Society formed in 1909, it has been the peak Showcase of our community’s rich talents.

Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society Inc values and acknowledges the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nations, the traditional custodians of this land in which we meet.


Canning Show/CAHRS/CECS Marketing & Communications Manager, Aarom Wilson

aarom@cahrs.com.au   //  (08) 9451 1820

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