Youth in agriculture theme for Brunswick Show

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Lucas Bibby, 14, and his sisters, Sharlene, 9, Renae, 4, Evelyn, 8, and Kaylaj, 12, are excited for the 2019 Brunswick Show.
Camera IconLucas Bibby, 14, and his sisters, Sharlene, 9, Renae, 4, Evelyn, 8, and Kaylaj, 12, are excited for the 2019 Brunswick Show. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

When the gates open at 8.30am on October 26 there will be non-stop action at the 88th annual Livelighter Brunswick Show.

One of the main areas to see the hard work that goes into the show is the Tom Pearson Pavilion, where visitors have the chance to see the incredible woodwork, cooking, craft, plants and flowers that exhibitors have been working on for months.

This year’s theme of "Youth in Agriculture" will provide more opportunities than ever for up-and-coming farmers to display and learn about Australia’s strong agricultural future.

On top of the traditional livestock displays from junior entrants, a ‘Youth in Agriculture Hub’ will give young people an up-close look at the wide variety of opportunities within the agriculture sector.

The hub will have live milking demonstrations and calf feeding, as well as information booths to give future farmers the chance to talk to experts from Murdoch University, Careers in Grain, the Western Australian College of Agriculture Harvey and Curtin University’s Centre for Crop Disease to name a few.

Another Brunswick Show first will be the Ag Challenge.

The competition will have teams of four students from the agricultural college racing the clock, and each other, to win the inaugural Brunswick Show Ag Challenge Award.

Entertainment-wise there will be roving stilt walkers and balloon twisters, show girls, an Elvis impersonator, as well as whip-cracking legend Walter Whip and K9 Connections dog agility team displays.

For a gold coin donation show-goers can get a selfie with world-renowned steer Knickers, with all proceeds going to the Blue Tree Project.

Gerald Fry will officially open the show at 2.45pm, which will be followed by the grand parade around the arena at 3pm.

The parade will finish with an added wow-factor when sky divers drop in to the main arena at 3.30pm.

When the day is almost done and it’s time for everyone to unwind, the Whiskey Dogs will take to the main stage from 5pm with their unique brand of good-time rock and roll.

The show will once again finish with a bang when the fireworks light up the sky at 8pm.

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