IT’S that time of year again, and the Gidge Show is back for its 77th year at the end of the month with the slogan ‘The Country Show on the City doorstep’.
Organised by the Gidgegannup Agricultural Society, the Gidge Show will be open from 9am – 7pm on Saturday, October 28 at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds.
With free entry for pre-school children and members, $5 for children 17 and under, and $15 for adults, the event and will make a fairly affordable day out for families, and for small farmers in the Hills and beyond.
With more than 15 engaging activities displays there will be no lack of entertainment, from sand art and shearing demos to an animal farm and remote-control trucks.
Live music can be caught at the Burgo’s Bar with performances from Kyra Bee and The Illegals from between 3pm and 7.30pm.
As always, the hall exhibits include crafts, sewing, knitting, photography, flowers, and you can find out who won the 2023 Show Cake.
The City of Swan sponsored Australian rustic farm art awards presentation will be held ‘on the hill’ at 1.30pm, followed by a presentation of trophies which will commence at 4.30pm at the Main Hall.
In a show first, Aboriginal group ‘As One Nyitting’ will conduct the Welcome to Country, as well as spear throwing events and cultural information.
As far as refreshments, Burgo’s Bar will be selling alcohol, and for food there is a great variety of stalls and vans on offer as well.
The show is supported by local community groups, schools, fire fighters, ambulance, and community churches. For assistance on the day look out for a Gidge show volunteer wearing a green vest.
Parallel to the show are the ‘horses in action’ sharing arena space. This year the show includes displays from local police, the 10th Light Horse, information stalls and the attendance of former Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt AM and Jessica Shaw MLA.
The event has been proudly sponsored by the City of Swan and Bendigo Bank Mundaring.