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It’s showtime!

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It’s that time of the year again – on 19 October the Bindoon and Districts Agricultural Society will hold their annual Bindoon Show and Rodeo on the Bindoon oval and surrounds.

An affordable and entertaining day out for the whole family, the Bindoon Show has all the attractions of a traditional agricultural show, whilst providing the thrills and action that the youngsters expect at such a day out. When the show gates close, the rodeo kicks off, the closest National Full Points rodeo to the metro area. Back by popular demand, band Midnight Jokers will keep the crowd pumping with their high energy performance after the rodeo, and camping is available close by so there is no need to drive tired.

The ever-popular Steve Toghill will be returning with his shearing display, and this year we have the special privilege of seeing his sheep dogs in action as well. The Rockingham 10th Light Horse Troop will be on the grounds, a live action historical display educating the public about WA’s mounted soldiers. For the artisans, check out our live blacksmith display, and watch in wonder as raw metal is transformed before your eyes. An historical machinery display will be located in ‘Ernie’s Paddock’ near the Ute Muster, so take a walk through yesteryear and see how far we’ve come.

Kids can grab a Passport again this year, and by completing 8 activities around the grounds they can go in the draw to win $20. The Exhibition Hall is one such stop and will be overflowing with arts, crafts, cookery, photography, and junior exhibits. Our region is abundent with talent so this is a must see on the day. If you’d like to enter an exhibit, entry forms must be in before 9bam Saturday 12 October so pick up a show schedule from a local business around town or head to www.bindoonshow.com to download your form.
New to the show this year is our Ask A Farmer tent. Local farmers will be on hand to tell their stories, answer questions, and share their knowledge so drop by and say hello. Whilst there you will also be able to see different grains and local produce and you can also ‘thank a farmer’ by leaving a note or drawing on the board.

Chittering Landcare are bringing their Cheviots, a rare breed of heritage sheep in Australia, known for their long and springy fleece that makes it easy to wash and spin. Be sure to stop by the livestock pens to see these and other breeds of sheep and cattle from local farmers and beyond.

The Bindoon Agricultural Society are sponsoring free entertainment for the kids so be sure to drop by the Gym Bus, Game Vault, and Old MacDonald’s petting zoo. So much fun works up an appetite – luckily we will have a large variety of food on offer in our Food Zone as well as a licensed bar at both the show and rodeo.

Tickets are available from www.eventbrite.com.au.