THE big rides of sideshow alley return for next weekend’s Kalamunda Show.
There will be traditional rides such as the dodgem cars, the new re-themed Castle of Fun, Clown Playport, Cup and Saucer and game stalls as well as bungy trampolines and water balls.
The Jurassic Adventure, Miner Mike Coaster, the Convoy and Zipper will add excitement.
And the Cliff Hanger will offer the experience of a controlled gliding flight.
The rides as well as show bags, lucky numbers, food and slushies can be accessed at a discounted rate through a WA Showmen’s Association initiative.
Association spokesman Daniel Williams said show goers who bought tickets on line would receive $60 worth of tickets for $50.
Mr Williams, a third generation showman, said his association had evolved remarkably since his childhood when he joined his grandparents at showgrounds.
Where once a showman put his informally-trained hand to a variety of construction, transport, cooking, rigging or even minor electrical tasks, today’s crew hold an extensive array of tickets and qualifications.
They now provide more sophisticated lighting, a larger array of family amusement games and, along with traditional rides, some bigger, faster rides.
For more information about discounted tickets visit www.discountshowtix.com.
Kalamunda & District Agricultural Society runs the show annually.
120th KALAMUNDA SHOW
Friday, April 13, 5pm-10pm
Saturday, April 14, 10am-10pm
Fireworks 8.30pm each day