Get ready for a history-making event, with the 𝙇𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙇𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬 looking a fave for the best community celebration of 2020!!!

💥 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 & 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 now on sale

💥 𝟯 𝗦𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦, each with 100s of FREE things to do & 1000s of FREE things to see

💥 𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝘀, including rides in Sideshow Wonderland, showbags, Food World, animals, Stay & Play Zone, Exhibition, music, roving performers, Grand Parade Markets & much more

💥 𝗡𝗢 𝗚𝗔𝗧𝗘 𝗦𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗦 – ONLINE TICKETS ONLY. Available only via Eventbrite. Grab early, save more!

💥 𝗟𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘁𝘆, so hurry to avoid missing the community celebration of the year!!


Whilst 2019’s Show evolved and had record-breaking crowds, 2020 has presented new challenges. Never fear; our not-for-profit organisation, Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS), has spent lockdown and beyond working hard to elevate the magic of the Show in fantastical new ways.

Expect the Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds to be transformed into a playground for all ages, in what’s set to be the best value community celebration you’ll go to all year, just when we all need it most!


𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝗻𝗲

The Show will this year be held over three different Sessions, with each Session having a limited capacity (and non-transferable):

🎪 SESSION 1: Friday 6 November (5-10PM)

🎪 SESSION 2: Saturday 7 November (9AM-4PM)

🎪 SESSION 3: Saturday 7 November (5-10PM)


𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆. 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 & 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!

🎟 COVID Safe based ticketing system with contact tracing


🎟 𝗧𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧𝗦 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗬 𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗔𝗕𝗟𝗘 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘 – by purchasing only from Eventbrite

🎟 Whilst most events have gone up in price, LiveLighter Canning Show has gone down! A new three-tier ticketing system helps more of the community take advantage of everything on offer, including:

o Strictly limited EARLY BIRD LUCKY DUCK tickets given away as part of the 1st Release

o 1st Release tickets discounted to 1/3 of final full-priced tickets

o Family Pass and Final Release Concession discounts

🎟 Ticket refunds if COVID-related cancellation of the event

🎟 Earlier you buy tickets, the more you save!


LIMITED RELEASES OF EACH – available til allocation sold-out

1st Release

Limited Early Bird LUCKY DUCK $0 (Strictly limited to 2 tickets per family/group, and only 1 Session can be selected)



2nd Release



Final Release


CONCESSION PASS $10.00 (Including Kids/Youths aged up to 17 years olds, students, seniors, pensioners, disability cardholders – please bring relevant ID to Show)



>> ALL TICKET RELEASE TIER LIMITED – Available until either they sell out or next Release cut off date reached

>> FAMILY PASS = A Group of up to 4 people (eg 1 Parent & 3 Kids – priced so that 2 family/group members are FREE )

>> SINGLE PASS = Inclusive of kids/concessions

🟡🔴🟢🟣 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘-𝗨𝗣


Rather than create a smaller event, Livelighter Canning Show has spaced-out a massive line-up of entertainment, whilst minimising the number of contact-based activities. 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 few extras specific to different Sessions.


*ALL activities highlighted with an asterisk (*) are FREE!

• Sideshow Wonderland (WA Showmen’s Association super-size the rides this year so ALL ages get a thrill)

• Farmland (make new friends with a heap of cute creatures, great, small & baby sized) *

• Stay & Play Zone (expanded relaxed family play area including Sandpits, play equipment, mud kitchen, water play, Bluey & Bingo, Giant Jenga, Chalk boards photo props & other sensory experiences) *

• Food World (wide variety of food trucks to take you on a global gourmet tour)

• West Coast LEGO User Group (Bricktober) – interactive building, games and competitions *

• Showbags (multiple vendors with all the faves)

• 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)

• Mad Cow Arena (incl. Quad Bikes, Axe Throwing)

• Interactive demonstrations & displays*

• Face painting *

• Live award-winning music *

• Cultural and choreographed dance performances *

• Remote Control Trucks *

• Historical displays and educational activations *

• Humpy Camel Rides

• Virtual Reality with Ultimate Cinemas & Gaming

• Live radio broadcast by HFM (be part of the on-air fun) *



*ALL activities highlighted with an asterisk (*) are FREE!

SESSION 1: Friday 6 November (5-10PM)

• Fireworks *

• Zap Circus (acrobatic fire & thrills) *

• Roving Fairies from Ladybird Entertainment *

• Bands incl. Young Robin (triple j) *

• Sambanistas Brazilian and Taiko Do Japanese drumming performances *

SESSION 2: Saturday 7 November (9AM-4PM)

• Laser Corps outdoor laser tag *

• One10 Mini Style motorbike ramp freestyle shows – Stunt & backflip performances *

• Roving performers: Incredible HULK, Marshall from Paw Patrol, Olaf from Frozen *

• Unicorn Rides *

• Gobbles the Gorilla Show *

• Mini putt with Leisureplex Lion *

• Progressive Axe Men wood chopping *

SESSION 3: Saturday 7 November (5-10PM)

• Fireworks *

• Zap Circus (acrobatic fire & thrills) *

• Stand & Deliver 80s Tribute band (2 sets to dance to) *

• One10 Mini Style motorbike ramp freestyle shows – Stunt & backflip performances*

• Laser Corps outdoor laser tag *

• Mini putt with Leisureplex Lion *

• Progressive Axe Men wood chopping *



𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗹𝗮𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱

🏆 One of the largest annual exhibitions in the State that showcases a wide array of arts, crafts, hobbies, creations and produce, igniting communities’ creative spark

🏆 Celebrates, promotes, rewards and encourages diverse passions and talents, plus inspires others in the community

🏆 Over $13,000 in cash awarded to the best exhibits

🏆 Best of the best can also win trophies, sashes and other awards, plus receive paid-for invites to the esteemed gala-styled the Presentation Evening & Awards dinner event

🏆 ALL entries exhibited as part of the 2020 Canning Show; it’s by and for the community

🏆 ANYONE can enter, no matter where you are from, your age or level of experience

🏆 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

𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝘂𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟯 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿, and Flowers, Fruit and Vegetables due closer to the Show.



The Show will be going above and beyond to present the safest fun possible, including:

👌 Online tickets only – NO GATE SALES to achieve effective contact tracing

👌 Sick policy – do not attend if you feel sick

👌 Show split into 3 Sessions, including 1-hour cleaning break in-between 2 Saturday sessions, each with restricted capacity allowing for social distancing

👌 Hand sanitiser readily available

👌 Dedicated and frequent cleaning of grounds during event, plus equipment, rides etc



LiveLighter 🎈 Healthway 🎈 Government of Western Australia 🎈 Lotterywest 🎈 City of Canning 🎈 Western Australian Horticultural Council 🎈 West Australian Showmen’s Association Inc 🎈 Greyhounds WA 🎈 Lions Club of Canning City 🎈 R.E. Asset Logistics 🎈 Cardile Fireworks 🎈 Carlisle Events Hire 🎈 HFM 🎈 All the incredible community organisations and local businesses that come together and the people that support them!




The Canning Show is one of the largest annual exhibitions in the state that showcases a wide array of arts, crafts, hobbies, creations and produce. Open to everyone, from talented amateurs to awarded artisans, the competition is there to celebrate, promote, reward and encourage diverse passions and talents, plus inspire others in the community.

Whilst the COVID-19 situation is preventing us from 100% confirming whether the dates will go ahead as previously announced for the Canning Show (currently planned for Friday 6 & Saturday 7 November 2020), we can confirm that we are opening some of the classes early; providing the perfect distraction from all of the craziness in the world right now. There’s simply never been a better time to be creative and learn some new arts, crafts or hobbies!

All efforts will be rewarded, with all entries to be exhibited at the next Canning Show, and giving all entrants the chance to win over $13,000 cash in prizes, plus more!

Online/digital/social media exhibits are also planned, with more details to be released shortly, so there will be many ways for your work to be rewarded and shared with the community.

This year’s theme

The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development. FAO estimates that up to 40% of food crops are lost to plant pests and diseases annually. This leaves millions of people without enough food to eat and seriously damages agriculture.

Healthy plants are a critical resource because of the many ways they support life on Earth. They are the source of the air we breathe, most of the food we eat and natural protectors of the environment. Now, more than ever, is the time to celebrate and draw attention to these important ecosystems, so we are excited to announce a series of classes celebrating this theme that you can get a headstart on right now!


Exhibition special classes announced so far

Photography – Un/Healthy Plants

Craft – Minibeasts

Insect Hotels