The Buzz column: Events around Esperance

The Esperance Agricultural Show kick starts today with something for everyone, showcasing and celebrating our beautiful part of rural Western Australia.

It is the biggest event held in Esperance each year attracting about 10,000 visitors to the two-day event.

The Agricultural Show provides an opportunity to check out local businesses and initiatives, see some  spectacular equestrian events, a rodeo show and try local and visiting food vendors.

The brave may like to experience the thrills of the rides in sideshow alley, or browsing the showbags, arts and crafts, and market stalls may be more your style.

There are plenty of free activities and events to watch including the first ever Esperance BBQ Challenge, where four enthusiastic teams battle it out to be named the Esperance BBQ Challenge Master.

Celebrity Butcher and ABC Radio regular, Vince Garreffa will be judging the competition along with some local foodies, so make sure you follow your nose to the delicious smells wafting from the Esperance BBQ Challenge tent and say hello.

It may be an American tradition but that is not stopping Esperance from taking the opportunity to dress up and get their creep on for Halloween.

An immersive haunted house experience like Esperance has never seen will be held over 2 spooky nights at the Bijou Theatre.

The Haunted House will be open on Friday 27 to Saturday 28 October for mature audiences, and a family-friendly session will be held on Saturday 28 October from 4pm - 6pm. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

The Pier Hotel is also holding their own massive fright night on Saturday 28 October which will include a costume competition with prizes, photo booth, drink specials and a few scary surprises.

On 31 October Diary of a Wombat is heading to the Esperance Civic Centre stage!

Diary of a Wombat is a 2002 award-winning picture book written by Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. 

Millions of young people around the world have adored the book so it is with great anticipation we get to see the stage adaptation, which uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story to life.

The show is recommended for children as young as 2 and will delight anyone who is young at heart.

There are two performances at 1pm and 5pm to accommodate as many people as possible.

Tickets are available from the Shire, Library, Visitor Centre and online from the Shire website.

The Inaugural Esperance Pride Halloween Ball will be held at the Cannery Arts Centre on Saturday 4 November.

This 18+ event will include drag performances, short film performances, the Esperance Big Gay Disco, amateur drag prizes and big gay wood-fired pizzas. Tickets available online through Trybooking.