The Bridgetown Showgrounds came to life once more as an iconic community event made a historic return at the weekend. The 132nd Bridgetown Agricultural Show returned to the town on Saturday after last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation was just the second time the event had ever been cancelled in its history — the first was during WWII. The 2021 Show provided the community with an entire day of activities with things such as log chopping, sheaf-tossing, equestrian events, competitions for photography, art and produce as well as market stalls, displays, vintage vehicles, live music and endless kids entertainment. Bridgetown Agricultural Society’s Coleen Russell said there was a “real buzz” around the grounds on the day. “We were hoping with the amount of effort we put in that everybody would come along and support and we certainly had that,” she said. “All around the grounds there was just so much colour, so much action, the hard work we’d done with the new roads, the new fencing, it just opened it all up and made it so much more exciting. “All the entertainment we’d organised and the massive amounts of free entertainment — so many people have contacted us and said what a great time they had and how many things there were to see and do.” Mrs Russell said the fireworks display in the evening was unbelievable. “The fireworks, wow, that was just awesome, up there with one of the best we’ve ever had,” she said. Two society councillors, Adrian Elder and Ric Wheatley, were also given life membership at the Show.