THE Esperance and Districts Agricultural Society Inc (EDAS) has received $36,000 from the state Government.
The funding is to enable the Esperance Show to provide free access for children under the age of 13.
EDAS president Ewin Stewart said he hoped the funding would encourage more people to attend the event.
“It will certainly have an impact on the number of people attending the show if they know they can bring their children along for free,” Mr Stewart said.
“We will have plenty of entertainment for youngsters including Goggles the Goose who was involved last year and the Kangaroo Creek Roadshow will join us too.”
Mr Stewart said attendance numbers were often affected by the timing of the start of harvest.
“There are lots of farming families in our area so if harvest starts early then fewer men tend to come to the show.
“Free entry for children will bring the cost of attending down for families so hopefully, depending on the timing of harvest, that will mean we get more families involved.”
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