Spring theme for 2017 show

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

THE LiveLighter Brunswick Show is “celebrating spring” – the theme of the 86th show – with a host of exhibits, events, rides and entertainment.

Exhibits throughout the halls and grounds will reflect the spring theme through crafts, art, vegetables, flowers, design and decors, jams, vegetables and a scarecrow competition.

This year will see a host of new acts and sections including the Australiana arena which will feature Queensland whip-cracker Will the Whip, sheep shearing, sheep dogs and Victorian bush poet Colin Driscoll.

After the sun sets, Will the Whip will be up on the main stage for a stunning display of whip cracking with fire.

The log chopping competition will return, hosted by the WA Axemans’s League, with the chips to start flying at 11am. Horse events kick off at 8.30am in the arena with hacking, hunters and show-jumping.

The trade cattle section, which also begins at 8.30am, has seen major updates this year with a total of $15,000 in prizes on offer.

At 11am, lifetime Brunswick Show participant and international floral design competitor Jean Shine will officially open the show.

New attraction, Perth-based gardening company Boxed Green will be showing the secrets of native gardening in workshops and presentations throughout the day.

Plenty of family entertainment will be available on the stage and roving the grounds with the Eco Faerie Show and the Cirquel stilt walking juggler.

At 3pm, the grand parade will give all the attendees the chance to see the standard of the region’s animals.

Bands and acts on the main stage will entertain the crowds all day right up to the fireworks at 8pm.

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