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Get ready for the BIGGEST EVER Canning Show, with:

🎉 New venues launching

🎉 More space

🎉 More FREE entertainment

🎉 A bigger Sideshow Wonderland

🎉 More markets

🎉 More food options

🎉 Basically, more of everything FUN!

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Rising as an unbeatable value premiere Perth event for all ages and interests, the award-winning, record-breaking, unique family-friendly festival CANNING SHOW returns in 2023, bigger and better than ever 🥳

With parts of our Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds home being closed for construction for many years, this year’s Canning Show officially opens the curtains to launch numerous additional venues, opening new opportunities for entertainment, and beginning the next evolution of the Show 🚀 🎡

With 3 fun-packed Sessions spread over Friday 3 & Saturday 4 November that we can’t wait to reveal, you can guarantee you’ll leave having been maximally entertained, enlightened, exhilarated, and wowed!

Set to elevate smiles higher than ever before, one thing hasn’t gone up; tickets are still unbelievably cheap! Plus:

🎫 Earlier you book, cheaper they are

🎫 Much of the entertainment comes FREE (included in tickets).

🟡🔴🟢🟣 LINE-UP – HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

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

🎢 Rides & thrills for ALL ages in an expanded Sideshow Wonderland

🎆 Fireworks Spectacular – presented by Westfield Carousel & mix94.5 (both nights)

🔥 Fiery spectacles with Dangerous Delights (both nights)

🐑 Special ‘Sheep & Wheat’-themed activities, entertainment & unique experiences

🎁 Showbags

👾 TV Lego stars Scott & Owen

👧 Stay & Play Zone, including The Mega Sandpit

🔖 Discover Canning activies zone by City of Canning

📻 mix94.5 Kombi fun zone

🐰 Cute creatures and animal petting zoos

🎳 Carnival games

🍔 Food World

🎨 Exhibition ($13,500+ awarded to public entries – ENTER HERE!)

🤖 Markets

🦁 Face painting

🦄 Ponies

🎾 Sports Zone

⛄ Roving performers

🎸 Live music

🪩 DJs

🛻 Games

🧞‍♀ Stage Performances

🎮 Interactive edutainment

💃 Community showcases

👨‍🍳 Activations & demonstrations

🚜 Displays

🐳 Free activities galore!!!!

PLUS MORE!! >> FULL PROGRAM & TIMES REVEALED LATE OCTOBER.

🟡🔴🟢🟣 TICKET PRICES

LIMITED RELEASES OF EACH – available til allocation is exhausted.

🎫 Early Bird 🎫

Early Bird – LUCKY DUCK SINGLE PASS – FREE!*

*Strictly limited to 2 x Single Passes per family/Group. Don’t be greedy – this is a special present for those most in need – anything more or any identified abuse will be cancelled.

🎫 1st Release 🎫

FAMILY/GROUP PASS: $15+BF

SINGLE PASS: $7.50+BF

🎫 2nd Release 🎫

FAMILY/GROUP PASS: $20+BF

SINGLE PASS: $10+BF

🎫 3rd Release🎫

FAMILY/GROUP PASS: $25+BF

SINGLE PASS: $12.50+BF

CONCESSION: $10+BF

🎫 Final Release 🎫 – ONLY AVAILABLE TIL SHOW CAPACITY REACHED

FAMILY/GROUP PASS: $30

SINGLE PASS: $15

CONCESSION: $10 (Including Kids/Youths aged 3 to 17 years old, students, seniors, pensioners, healthcare, disability cardholders etc. – please bring relevant ID to Show)

🎫 ALL RELEASES 🎫

FAMILY/GROUP PASS: Valid for up to ANY 4 people, no matter how old they are or whether Concession or not.

2 & UNDERS: FREE (Though essential to register with a ticket from Eventbrite)

🟡🔴🟢🟣 TO PURCHASE A TICKET:

🟡🔴🟢🟣 SESSIONS

PICK ONE:

The Show will is held over three different Sessions, with each Session having a limited capacity:

🎪 SESSION 1: Friday 3 November (5-10PM)

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

🎪 SESSION 3: Saturday 4 November (5-10PM)

PLEASE NOTE Tickets are non-transferable (neither between sessions nor purchasers) and ONLY available through Eventbrite.

It’s part of how we keep ticket prices so ridiculously cheap, and prevents scams!

🟡🔴🟢🟣 TICKETING OVERVIEW/FAQ

NO GATE SALES

TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE – ONLY from Eventbrite (avoid online scammers).

HURRY #1 – Faster you purchase tickets, the more you save.

HURRY #2 – We limit our capacity to be comfortable, safe and enjoyable, and sessions have regularly sold out last few years.

TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE between Sessions, so choose carefully.

TICKETS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE between People, unless you have purchased Final Release tickets.

BRING YOUR ID – The person that bought the tickets plus any Concession pass ticket holders must bring ID as they may be checked at the gate.

REFUNDS will only be made if the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

ANY ABUSE of ticketing will see tickets cancelled.

COMPANION CARDHOLDERS can have their companions come free (show card upon entry), though they themselves will need to purchase a ticket.

CAHRS MEMBERS – Current members will be mailed 2 x free single passes.

🟡🔴🟢🟣 EXHIBITION

🏆 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

🏆 Over $13,500 in cash awarded to the best exhibits, plus much more!

🏆 ALL entries anonymously exhibited as part of the 2023 Canning Show Exhibition

🏆 ANYONE can enter, no matter where you are from, your age or level of experience – have a go!

🏆 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

MORE INFO HERE: https://bit.ly/CanningShow23ExhibitionInfo

🟡🔴🟢🟣 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦

MAJOR PARTNERS: 🎈 Lotterywest 🎈 City of Canning 🎈 Westfield Carousel

MEDIA PARTNERS: 🎈 mix94.5 🎈 BuggyBuddys

SPONSORS & MAJOR SUPPORTERS: 🎈 Stratton Reality 🎈 West Australian Showmen’s Association Inc 🎈 Pyramid Construction WA 🎈 Lions Club of Canning City 🎈 Carlisle Events Hire 🎈 Bunnings Warehouse Cannington 🎈 Humpy Camels

Plus more amazing generous partners HERE – please support them and their community spirit!

🎆 🎆🎆 ⓂⓄⓇⒺ ⒾⓃⒻⓄ:

FOLLOW THE EVENT HERE

PLUS:

WWW.CANNINGSHOW.COM.AU

TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE

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❤️ Canning Show is run by the not-for-profit organisation Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society, powered largely by volunteers, and all about celebrating our diverse community. We also run Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, with over 450 events a year that help to enrich the community ❤️

MORE INFO HERE: https://cahrs.com.au/about-us/

🎫 🎫 🎫 BUY FROM EVENTBRITE HERE

The LiveLighter 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.

This year, we’re excited to announce that the Schedule of Entries is now LIVE and ONLINE, giving a much-detailed information on how exhibitors can enter the Exhibition and let their creativity run wild! A printed copy will be available soon.

With over 650 Classes for exhibitors to enter, covering from Youth; Fruit & Vegetables; Flowers; Home & Dairy Produce; Honey; Home Cooking; Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Toys & Dolls; Handicrafts; Hobby Ceramics; Painting & Drawing; Photography; and Industrial Arts, there’s something available for EVERYONE!

Providing a creative wonderland with community heart, the 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 you can still enter the same ways they have in the past (including printed forms and a full-colour schedule available from our Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds office), we encourage both regular and brand new Exhibition entrants to us this fully automated platform allows to easily enter, pay, receive reminders, and track your Show entries and results online. Plus, you can add other people’s entries at the same time you do yours, and even receive your winnings directly into your bank account. Now there are more options to exhibit something at the Show to wow all your friends and family!

Whether you’re a three-year-old or someone with decades worth of experience, we can’t wait to showcase the whole community’s efforts at the Show on Fri 4 & Sat 5 November!

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENTS REVEALED

 

Continuing the evolution of Canning Show as one of Perth’s premier community events, last year’s event broke audience records for the second year in a row, and conquered COVID to inspire and entertain people like never before. 2021’s LiveLighter Canning Show will elevate the joy even higher, the happening Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November at the home of the Show, Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds.

We have exciting changes and unique offerings we can’t wait to announce, but 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!

Before we announce more and tickets go on sale, we are pleased to reveal the first brushstrokes of the Show’s colourful, fun-packed picture.

REFRESHED EXHIBITION LAUNCHES

ENTER THE EXHIBITION ONLINE

Providing a creative wonderland with community heart, 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 regular entrants can still enter the same ways they have in the past (including printed forms and a full-colour schedule available from our office ), 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!

 


KEY EXHIBITION FEATURES:

  • 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 $1/2.
  • 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!


BE A PART OF THE ACTION

We are constantly searching for the best offerings to enhance the LiveLighter Canning Show experience. Applications are now open for a range of people, organisations and businesses looking to take advantage of the opportunities available, or to be a part of the fun as a volunteer. We are currently looking for more:

  • Food Trucks
  • Commercial and Community Stalls
  • Performers / Demonstrators
  • Volunteers (soon)

 

Last year’s celebrations attracted 13,500+ people, so don’t miss out on these opportunities and be sure to apply by Friday 25 August (extended until Monday 30 August) to be considered.

THANKS TO OUR NAMING RIGHTS PARTNER

Last year we partnered with Healthway, through LiveLighter, allowing us to deliver important messages to improve people’s livelihood. Healthway’s Director Health Promotion Julia Knapton said it is exciting to continue this partnership with the Canning Show, adding, “This event provides a great opportunity to showcase how easy it is to lead healthier lifestyles.”

Expect this year’s Show to be filled with opportunities to Eat Brighter, Live Lighter!

 

CANNING SHOW SUMMARY:

DATES: Friday 5 & Saturday 6 November 2021

LINE-UP: 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.

VENUE: Home of the Canning Show; Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

TICKETS: Presale tickets to be announced closer to the event. Follow us on socials and free eNewsletter to take advantage of special first ticketing and line-up announcement!

LIVELIGHTER CANNING SHOW EXHIBITION WINNERS REVEALED

The LiveLighter Canning Show 2020 saw nearly 15,000 tickets snapped up, record-breaking attendees and sold-out Sessions, heralding a new age for this key community event. The Exhibition has very much been the heart and soul of the Show for 110+ years, and was a huge hit with thousands over the course of the Show. With all seats taken at the Presentation Evening & Awards this Saturday just gone, we are now excited to reveal the winners of one of WA’s biggest community-focused Exhibitions.

The Exhibition proved the perfect catalyst to ignite people’s creative spark, discover and celebrate the community’s talents, and to provide a much-needed distraction for what has been a tumultuous 2020 for many. 285 people entered the Canning Show Exhibition, ranging from 2 to nearly 100-year olds, amounting to a total of 2,244 exhibits.

Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds’ main Exhibition Hall hosted a classy three-course affair for distinguished guests, award-winning exhibitors and Cannington Agricultural, Horticultural and Recreational Society Inc (CAHRS) committee, members, volunteers and staff frocking up in colourful jungle-themed attire. In-between performances from DJ Snake Mountain, African Oz Drum ‘N’ Dance and Gobbles The Gorilla, the applause was loud for some of the best entrants showcased at this year’s Canning Show Exhibition.

No stranger to the Awards stage, Ron Seaton took top honours, taking out the George H Wilson Perpetual Award, awarded to the exhibitor with the most points gained from placements overall. A veteran entrant with a formidable garden, this is the seventh time he’s won the award, adding it to a cabinet already packed with wins in 2003, ‘06, ‘11, ‘12, ’16 and 2019. With all his entries in the Flowers plus Fruit & Vegetables sections, Ron’s bag of awards included 30 first places, 5 Champion placings and a total of 185 points.

Alice Johnson also made a big impression for someone so small, the Under 12-year-old taking home a swag of awards to honour her creativity in an extremely diverse array of classes. A perfect example of how the Exhibition is for everyone, and anyone can have a go and improve their skills.

CAHRS CEO Dianne Begg applauded, “From recycled craft capturing more people’s imagination to our infamous Flower Hall blooming brilliance, this year’s Exhibition showed the positive things that have been created and nurtured in 2020. The International Year Of Plant Health brought attention to important messages in visually impressive ways. All in all, we felt lucky to still be able to host this important part of the Canning Show, which at many points this year we thought would not be possible. We thank the community for their support and can’t wait to showcase even more debut entrants next year!”

Key awards handed out on the night included:

PERPETUAL TROPHY WINNERS:

George H Wilson Perpetual Award – RON SEATON

Kenneth E Clark Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Vegetables & Fruit – RINI SMITH

Noel & Lurlene Dawkins Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Flowers – MARGARET GRAPES

Charles Treasure Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Home & Dairy Produce – EDNA WENDT

Ernest & Joan Clark Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Home Cooking – LAURIE CAPORN

Jennifer Outram Centenary Perpetual Trophy -For Best Exhibit In Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Toys & Dolls- STEPHANIE LIVINGS

Thomas W Hammond Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Handicrafts – RUTH ROBARTSON

James O’Donnell Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Hobby Ceramics – JUDY HARRIS

City Of Canning Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Painting & Drawing – COLIN MACKIE

Rob & Florence Corney Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Photography – RON SPEED

Richard Liddelow Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Industrial Arts – BOB GARDNER

Agricultural Produce Commission (Beekeepers) Perpetual Trophy – GARY TEMPLEMAN

Edweena Smith Perpetual Trophy – For Most Points Overall In Youth – ALICE JOHNSON

Ray & Rose Humphry Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Youth Exhibits – ALEYA VOON

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

Craft Challenge: Minibeasts – DONNA ANDREW-ALLARD

Insect Hotel – ALICE JOHNSON

Plant Health – DALE EDNEY

 

WA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best Hanging Container – KATE SMYTH

Pelargoniums – JENNY OUTRAM


SPECIAL YOUTH TROPHIES

SMYTH FAMILY TROPHY in YOUTH Flowers: 8 years & under –  ALICE JOHNSON

SMYTH FAMILY TROPHY in YOUTH Flowers: 9 to 12  years  – AANSH PATEL

SMYTH FAMILY TROPHY in YOUTH Flowers: 13 TO 17  years – MIKAYLA PRANDL-SMYTH

SCUTTER FAMILY TROPHY for Champion Cooking: 13-17 years – SKYE HOGAN 

 

PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD

This challenge was open to all age groups to encourage their creativity to portray the interactions of insects and plants in the spirit of it being the International Year Of Plant Health.

Mini Beasts – DONNA ANDREW-ALLARD

Insect Houses – ALICE JOHNSON

Plant Health – DALE EDNEY

 

VOLUNTEERING SERVICE AWARDS

These certificates are awarded to the following people for the many years service they have given to the Society.

JOHN SMITH         KATE SMYTH              JILL SMYTH        

CLAIRE PORTER  HELEN MORRIS 

 

EXHIBITION READY TO IGNITE COMMUNITIES’ CREATIVE SPARK AS EVENT IS GIVEN GREEN LIGHT

Last year’s Canning Show was a triumph, with record-breaking crowds of over 10,000 smiling people as Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS) celebrated our 110th year of enriching the community. Whilst 2020 comes with a very different set of circumstances, we are pleased to announce the Canning Show 2020 this year is planned to be held Friday 6 & Saturday 7 November, preparing to evolve, involve and inspire!

A creative wonderland with community heart, the line-up and ticket details for the Canning Show will be announced closer to the event, as per usual, however we are excited to release the Exhibition Schedule Of Entries early. From 3-year-olds to teenager amateurs to experienced artisans, everyone is encouraged to have a go and start growing, baking, painting, photographing, sculpting, flower arranging and more. Get your creative juices flowing now and get ready to showcase your wares at the Canning Show. All entries will be exhibited at the event in November, with the best being awarded over $13,000 in cash prizes.

CAHRS CEO Dianne Begg comments, “All positive signs continuing regarding COVID-19, we’re looking forward to Canning Show igniting people’s creativity, pleasure and inspiration this year.” Whilst some changes will be made in the Show’s delivery, she adds, “It will remain fun, filled with exciting competitions, entertainment, and amazing value for money. With social distancing and safety measures to be considered, our team is working hard to ensure that every part of the Show will be the safest, most enjoyable experience possible.”

EXHIBITION

Schedule Of Entries launched

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. This year we’re excited to announce the Schedule Of Entries earlier than usual, to take advantage of these crazy times giving people more time to be crazily creative and productive!

To kick start an incredible Show experience, everyone in the community is encouraged to showcase their iso-creations or further practise their arts. Whether you’re wanting your 5 year old to practise their handwriting or chocolate crackle making, a kid with ambitions to one day star on LEGO Masters or you want to put your quarantine baking experiments to the test, there’s something for everyone. From discovering your new passion to practising professionals looking for esteem and honours, everyone has a chance to get involved, inspire others and take a sweet slice of over $13,000 in cash, awarded to the best exhibits in the Show!

 

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FULL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

KEY INFO:

  • 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
  • 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 is awarded to the best exhibits, plus trophies, sashes, and other awards
  • ALL entries are 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
  • Independently judged by experts in their field
  • 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 Plant Health’
  • Entry and exhibit drop-off instructions will come closer to the event, with our staff working on ways to maximise everyone’s safety


CANNING SHOW

Key event details announced thus far

DATES: Friday 6 & Saturday 7 November 2020

LINE-UP: Exhibition and 2 nights of fireworks confirmed, plus a diverse line-up of fun for the whole family to be announced in due course

VENUE: Home of the Canning Show; Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

TICKETS: Presale tickets to be announced closer to the event

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

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🎆 FREE TICKETS for early birds that register quickly?

🎆 TWO NIGHTS OF FIREWORKS?

🎆 A community party like never before?

Expect blooming brilliance at this year’s Make Smoking History Canning Show!

Celebrating 110 years since the birth of what’s now the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational Society (aka CAHRS), the not-for-profit organisation committed to giving back to the community, the 2019 Show is also the beginning of the Show’s next evolutionary phase. Expect big changes to excite and inspire all ages for the next 100+ years!

ESSENTIAL INFO:

DATES: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November

VENUE: Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds

Displays on Show            Gates Open                        Exhibition Halls Open

Friday 1                                5pm to 10pm                     5pm to 9pm

Saturday 2                           9am to 10pm                     9am to 8pm

TICKETS:

  • Limited FREE Early Bird ticket registrations! Then…
  • Presale: $10+BF Adults / $5+BF Concession / Family $20+BF
  • Gate sales: $15+BF Adults / $10+BF Concession / Family $30+BF
  •   5 & under free any time
  • Please note: Tickets valid for either day, but you can only use them once

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENTS…

FREE TICKETS, IF YOU’RE QUICK!

  • To celebrate in style, we’re offering a limited number of free early bird tickets.
  • Hurry to register for your free tickets via Eventbrite. Max two tickets per person. Once these run out, tickets will be available for presale.

TWO NIGHTS OF FESTIVE FIRE

  • Always a highlight on the Friday, what better way to celebrate than to set imaginations alight than with two nights of fireworks!
  • Faves from last year’s Canning Show’s Friday night entertainment and our sold-out The Greatest Showman Free Movie Event, Zap Circus return for both nights to dazzle us with fire shows, as well as holding a free workshop.

ENTERTAINMENT UPGRADES

In 2019 you can expect levels of fun to max at new heights, with an array of debut and exciting FREE entertainment planned, including:

  • A number of elements celebrating 2019 as the International Year Of Indigenous Languages, including Food World, gathering some of the most delectable cuisines from around the globe to tantalise your tastebuds
  • Sideshow Wonderland, presented by the WA Showmen’s Association, who recently celebrated their 50th year of providing hair-raising rides, discounted showbags and more to the best Ag Shows in WA
  • One10 Mini Style motorbike free style ramp shows
  • Progressive Axe Men –wood chopping demonstrations, along with chainsaw shows
  •  ‘Buskers Lane’ promoting incredible live music talent all festival long
  • A costumed fashion parade (wearing your own festive outfits also highly encouraged)
  • Worm farm making workshops for the kids (with takeaway results)

FREE ACTIVITIES GALORE

Of course, there will be a mix of the fascinating and fun fare you’ve come to expect from the Show, including FREE entertainment such as: Dave The Blacksmith, face painting, pony rides, roving sheep, roving entertainment, community group performances, school choirs, Old Mac Donald’s Farm, Machinery Preservation Society, West Coast Remote Control Trucks, WA Police Historical Society, and many more to be announced closer to the Show.

SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS

The Canning Show Exhibition Schedule has now also just been released.

  • There’s over $13,000 in cash prizes to be won, over 650+ Classes
  • 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 celebrates, promotes, rewards and encourages diverse passions and talents, plus inspires others in the community.
  • All entries exhibited as part of the 2019 Make Smoking History Canning Show.
  • View the Schedule at www.canningshow.com.au

PLUS MUCH, MUCH MORE

To be announced in the coming months!

MORE INFO: WWW.CANNINGSHOW.COM.AU  

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS, INCLUDING:

Make Smoking History WA II Healthway II Lotterywest

Government of Western Australia II City of Canning

Bill Johnston MLA II Western Australian Horticultural Council

West Australian Showmen’s Association Inc II Greyhounds WA II Lions Club of Canning City II R.E. Asset Logistics II Cardile Fireworks