Thousands of showgoers ventured into the heart of the Great Southern at the weekend for the 130th anniversary of the Katanning Agricultural Show. The show was held on Friday and Saturday with more than 100 exhibitions scattered across Quartermaine Oval, the top oval and the leisure centre. There was fun for the whole family with dog jumping, speed shearing, animal farms, arts and crafts stalls, and the screams of sideshow alley. Community COVID-19 vaccination rates were given a shot in the arm on Saturday, as WA Health partnered with St Luke’s Family Practice to provide Pfizer jabs in the Ram Pavilion. Nationals MP Peter Rundle, Labor MLC Shelley Payne and Liberal MLC Steve Martin set up stalls to give showgoers a chance to speak to their local representatives about the issues that matter most. There was a competitive edge to the show for some, with a number of competitions held over the two days. The Daniel family from east Katanning took out the Katanning Agricultural Society trophy for the highest number of points in agriculture, while Barbara Groves was awarded the Bendigo Bank Trophy for scoring the highest amount of points for an individual across the show. Also winning major trophies were Matilda Beeck for scoring the highest amount of points for a junior, Sushila Malik for the most points in cooking and craft, and the Dennis family from Broomehill for the most points for a single family on a single premise. Katanning Agricultural Society vice-president Rosalie Baxter said the society was “overwhelmed” by the turnout and support from the community.