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.”


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!




  • 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


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


With more than 15,000 early bird tickets snapped up in just a few weeks, the Make Smoking History Canning Show is set for a record-breaking community celebration like no other! With two nights of fireworks, two days packed with fun for all, and first release now exhausted, don’t miss out on the action; save by grabbing Second Release tickets ASAP, now on sale from Eventbrite.

Exploding with good times for all on Friday 1 (5-10PM) and Saturday 2 (9AM-10PM) November, the Show’s latest additions include:

  • Landslide (playing the very best of Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles live)
  • 12 food trucks taking your palette on a gourmet global tour at Foodworld
  • Festive music ranging from DJs to live hip hop, an Indigenous choir and roving carnival big bands
  • The West Coast Lego User Group (responsible for the wildly successful Bricktober) offering fantastical displays, interactive building and competitions for all to enter)
  • Buskers Lane highlighting local talent, from puppet shows to singer-songwriters
  • Farmland offers plenty of new friends to meet, including free pony rides and plays with alpacas, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, lambs, piglets, a dog and roving sheep live, plus camel rides

These join an already packed line-up that offers hundreds of things to do, and thousands of things to see – most of them FREE, included in the price of tickets!

Also, a reminder entry forms are due on 18 October to have your talents showcased in the Canning Show Exhibition, and secure your chance to win in over $13,000 in cash prizes. Covering 650+ different classes in arts, crafts, hobbies creations, produce and more, it’s open to all ages, and levels of skill.



  • 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.


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)


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.


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 HERE




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


  • Limited FREE Early Bird ticket registrations! Then…
  • Presale: $10+BF Adults / $5+BF Concession / Family $20+BF
  • Gate sales: $15 Adults / $10 Concession / Family $30
  • 5 & under free any time