It’s showtime for Whyalla

SHOWTIME: Tanya Hall, Riley Caust, Andrew Caust, Madison Caust and Lauren Caust had a great family day out at last year's Show.

SHOWTIME: Tanya Hall, Riley Caust, Andrew Caust, Madison Caust and Lauren Caust had a great family day out at last year's Show.

The Show will also feature a medieval combat display by Swordcraft Iron Triangle.

Coming along for the ride will be Circus Challenge, an Australian entertainment company which will run circus workshops for children on the day. The children will be able to take their knowledge from that workshop, and perform for their parents.

“We have a lot of firsts this year,” Ms Pond said.

It’s been a tough year, but now we’re ready to roll...We have a lot of firsts this year.

Tamy Pond, Show Committee President.

Regular entertainment such as animals and stilt-walkers will be there on the day, with the signature fireworks display to be held at 8pm on Saturday sponsored by GFG Alliance.

Not only is there a lot on offer in terms of entertainment, the show will be ‘jam-packed’ full of traders to cater to a wide variety of interests. 

There will be competitions for everything from beer-brewing and gardening to art and photography, including cooking, handicrafts, and more.

Building on the success of the food court entertainment marquee at last year’s show, this year’s marquee will be twice as big to house a number of performers including kids band The Fabulous Lemon Drops.

“We’ve got a number of different local acts that are coming out to give performing a go,” Ms Pond said.

Seven-piece Indigenous RnB band B2M will be performing at the Show on Saturday while they are in town to host music workshops.

Membership tickets sales have now closed but weekend passes are still available from the Show Office or at the gate on the day.

The passes are $22 for one adult and three children under 16 to come and go as many times as they please.

Ms Pond said the committee were aiming to make the Show as affordable for families as possible.

“There are a few things out here that might cost a lot but there’s also a lot of free events,” she said.

The Whyalla Show will be held on August 18 (10am-10pm) and 19 (10am-3pm).

After LED flood lights, extension cords and power boxes were stolen from the Whyalla Show Office in June, the Whyalla City Council donated $2000 to the Show Society to replace the equipment.

The donation has ensured that the Show can continue into the night on Saturday. Last year the Show had both record numbers through the gate.