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Over 350 commercial exhibitors; over 1000 sheep, cattle, horses and chooks in competition; working sheep dogs; hourly fashion parades; art, photography and crafts in competition; education options; side shows; free entertainment; lifestyle displays; woolhandling and shearing competitions; markets; current and future rural industry products and services; travel products; smoke free environment; indoor and outdoor displays; 20,000 visitors; massive local community effort; family friendly;

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Trade Fair Prospectus Available

Preparations for Wagin’s agricultural show are underway. One of the early signs of this is the production of the show’s Trade Fair Prospectus.

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10 November 2016
Wendy Pederick, Media
Ph: 0429 171 676, E: media@woolorama.com.au
01/2017

WOOLORAMA TRADE FAIR SITE BOOKINGS 2017

Preparations for Wagin’s agricultural show are underway.  One of the early signs of this is the production of the show’s Trade Fair Prospectus.

It was distributed by mail and email to previous exhibitors in October.  The Society’s Trade Fair Co-ordinator, Helen Shalders, has been pleased with the number of bookings already placed.  “The earlier sites are secured the better for both preparation and peace of mind.”

Site applications booked and paid for by the early bird closing date, 28 November, get preferential treatment.  Helen reports lots of new enquiry and the Elders pavilion is already filling.  With about 400 sites available, her ambition is to fill them all.

The final closing date for bookings is 23rd January 2017.  Sites booked after that date attract a late fee.  Those companies don’t get the same choice about site location, nor the opportunity to get their contact details listed on Woolorama’s website or printed in the Official Program.

“A display of classic cars is expected at the 2017 show.  These will be located in the 600s area.  Drones are coming too.  In fact, it’s all coming together well.”

“Despite some agricultural areas being adversely affected by frost, many are enjoying a good season.  Good harvests are a good omen for commercial exhibitors.  Wagin’s autumn show is positioned well in the calendar to suit retail interest,” said another show spokesperson.

Show patrons are reminded that in 2017 there will be a state election on Woolorama Saturday.  For this reason and the numbers that attend, the showgrounds is a polling place.

Copies of the Prospectus are available on the Ag Society’s website www.woolorama.com.au (and go to trade fair info) or by phoning the trade fair office on 9861 2242.

Companies that come to Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama bring banking options, clothing, market stalls, merchandise, cars, trucks, tools, insurance, education, food, government services, lifestyle, holidays, farming equipment, technology, and household goods.


WOOLORAMA’s AGM

Good attendance at the Annual General Meeting of the Wagin Agricultural Society was, given the cold temperatures, a mark of the commitment of the town’s premier event.

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6 August 2016
Wendy Pederick, Media
Ph: 0429 171 676, E: media@woolorama.com.au
19/2016

President Tony Baxter, who was re-elected to the position, gave a comprehensive report to the AGM. As well as noting the good attendances in March, he recorded sadness at the recent passing of the Society’s Patron, past president and life member Frank Pederick.  “Frank,” he said “brought a great amount of enthusiasm and expertise to the Agricultural Society and he would be fondly remembered as a tireless and dedicated member.”

Entries in the show’s sections reflected changing times.  British and Australasian sheep section attracted strong numbers, as did the cattle and young judges.  The poultry section continues to grow and some sections remained static.  The decline was in the Merino and wool sections, the foundation of Woolorama, hinting these areas need an injection of new enthusiasm. 

Financially the event recorded a healthy profit which will help fund the purchase of a parking area.  Assistance from the Shire Council in this venture is much appreciated, as it is with the continued good relationship Woolorama enjoys with the Shire in preparation for the show and clean-up afterwards.

There were some changes to the make-up of the Committee due to retirements and new faces welcomed.  Tony made an appeal to younger generations to take up leadership of the organisation. 

Staff positions saw the appointment of Carolyn Webster as Secretary.  Treasurer Liz Pederick, Trade Fair Secretary Helen Shalders and Media Officer Wendy Pederick were re-appointed. In introducing herself, Carolyn said she liked team work, has show experience and is dedicated to community development.

Planning for next year’s show, on 10th and 11th March 2017, has commenced!  The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month (but not in August) and there are vacancies should new volunteers like to contribute to this community event.

Not-for-profit, Wagin Woolorama exists to strengthen the community of Wagin.  New committee members Kristie Ball and Emma Lemon are amongst the fresh faces to join the team.

 

Media Releases

Trade Fair Prospectus Available
Preparations for Wagin’s agricultural show are underway. One of the early signs of this is the production of the show’s Trade Fair Prospectus.

WOOLORAMA’s AGM
Good attendance at the Annual General Meeting of the Wagin Agricultural Society was, given the cold temperatures, a mark of the commitment of the town’s premier event.

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