The Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show is back

The greatest show of the year returns this month with the 68th annual Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show.

More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the huge two-day event on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.

The show will feature the region's best agricultural produce, a delicious selection of food, competitions for all levels, live music, fireworks and entertainment for the whole family.

Show committee president Graham Cooper said this year was expected to bring in record numbers with more than 2,500 membership registrations already.

"It is the Esperance and Districts Agricultural Show so therefore it is your show," Mr Cooper said.

"It is what we grow, cook and make in this district to the best of our ability, so let's show the people of Western Australia what we've got."

Despite changes to this year's showground layout, registration for produce displays are expected to exceed 2000.

"It's going to be very snug and very compact," he said.

"I am pleased to say that we have sold as much, if not more trade space then we had this time last year.

"The existing hockey fields will be full."

Young farmers will have the opportunity to present their sheep, wool and prime lamb sections for judging with big prizes up for grabs.

There will be plenty of free family entertainment with the debut of the award winning Ricochet Circus and the return of crowd favourite the Dinkum Dinosaurs.

Colonial Clydesdales will be offering free rides for children.

Provisional chef Tanya Kitto will be hosting gluten free cooking demonstrations on both days and cooking equipment will be auctioned to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Revellers can enjoy live music from local buskers across the weekend and a performance by local band The Lazy Boys on Friday night.

Festival goers can wind down by watching the fireworks display from 8pm on Friday night with a bar open both days until strictly 9pm.

Saturday will feature a performance by the Kalgoorlie Pipe Band, a Beaut Ute competition, men's fashion parade and much more.

Mr Cooper said the Saturday morning would begin with traditional bush poetry.

"Most of them are ex farmers or good country people, it's always a good crowd puller if you can get up early enough," he said.

Saturday morning's speed shearing competition is set to provide quality entertainment with junior, intermediate and senior teams competing for the fastest time.

"One highlight we are having is the blade shearer," said Mr Cooper.

"That was a highlight last year so we have him coming back."

Between each event there will be plenty of novelty entertainment to enjoy, show bags to buy, rides and games for all.

"It is a family two-days where everyone can feel safe," he said.

"There's plenty to do, plenty to eat, plenty to drink and plenty to have a good time.

"Just come and enjoy and see what we can do."

Mr Cooper thanked the show's sponsors for their support.

For more information or to purchase membership visit or phone 90712598.