All set for Wanneroo Show

Robbie Anderson, with Bambara Primary School Westcoast Songfest members, practises pushing the fireworks plunger.
Robbie Anderson, with Bambara Primary School Westcoast Songfest members, practises pushing the fireworks plunger.

AT 4pm tomorrow, the gates will open and the 2015 Wanneroo Agricultural Show will get under way.

It is the largest regional show in WA, second only to the Perth Royal Show.

The Wanneroo Show has a proud history dating back to 1909 when the first show was held following a decision of the Wanneroo Roads Board to form a committee to display the district’s produce and livestock. Two names on the first committee, Cockman and Gibbs, may be found on the 2015 committee.

As always, locally grown produce and arts and crafts will be on display in the Margaret Cockman Pavilion. And in a major turnaround on last year, the big rides will be back at sideshow alley.

Another feature will be 500 primary school children from the Westcoast Songfest Choir performing at 7pm from the grandstand seating area.

On Saturday, Wanneroo Horse and Pony Club will conduct equestrian events on the arena, with novelty rides and events not seen at a Wanneroo Show in years.

At 9.15pm Friday, Teen Sensation Robbie Anderson will start the award-winning fireworks display. On Saturday night, Mark Dobbs persona Elvis will do the same.

– No entry permitted after 9.30pm. Gates close 10.30pm.