The Waroona Trout Fest will be a lone saviour for the region after the cancellation of other major events including the Brunswick Show. The family-friendly fish day will be back this year and is pencilled in for October 3. Tanks full of fish will be shipped out on trucks ahead of the event and people will get to release the trout into the water. Trout Fest would have been just one week before the Waroona Show, which was cancelled last month due to COVID-19 concerns. However, the Waroona Show was not the only spectacle to be scrubbed, with the Brunswick Agricultural Show also falling victim to the virus last week. Brunswick Show president Mark Talbot said despite the big day being wiped from the calendar, there was a silver lining. Mr Talbot said at least three components of the show would be going ahead to give the small community something to look forward to. “We are still going to run our Italian sausage competition and that will run in-conjunction with our new home-brewing contest on October 22,” Mr Talbot said. He also said the equestrian events on October 25 would still go ahead. Mr Talbot said the Brunswick Show committee members and the Shire of Harvey staff were relying on directives from health officials and the State Government but did not get any answers in time, forcing them to cancel the show. “I couldn’t keep asking the committee to volunteer their time when everything was so uncertain,” he said.