Sun shines on big day of action

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Miller, 5, Mason, 7, and Cooper Cox, 7, all from Perth, enjoyed their day at the Warren District Agricultural Show.
Camera IconMiller, 5, Mason, 7, and Cooper Cox, 7, all from Perth, enjoyed their day at the Warren District Agricultural Show. Credit: Holly Thompson

About 3000 people descended on Rea Park in Manjimup on Saturday to enjoy all the action of the Warren District Agricultural Show.

As well as rides, there were almost 100 food and trade stalls set up on the day for people to enjoy.

Warren District Agricultural Society secretary Victoria Howe said the number of people and stalls had increased from last year’s event.

“Last year we had about 2300 people and less stalls as well, I think that was partly to do with the bad weather we had,” she said.

“This year the sun was out and we had a lot more people head down and support the day.”

Mrs Howe said some stall owners had travelled up to 400km to attend the event.

“We had people come from as far south as Denmark and as far north as Perth,” she said.

“The feedback we have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive and the variety of stalls we had is a large part of why.”

She said another reason the day had been so successful was the volunteers and the society’s committee members.

“This year we had 10 people on the committee and about 20 volunteers and although we could always do with more, these people helped make the show a success,” she said.

“We really focused on agricultural roots this year which is what the show is all about, we really enjoyed putting on this event and hope everyone who came had a fantastic day.”

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