Busselton's show stopping competition

Crochet enthusiast Angela Babb will enter the show for the second time and is encouraging community members to join her as an entrant.
Crochet enthusiast Angela Babb will enter the show for the second time and is encouraging community members to join her as an entrant.

With only weeks remaining until the Busselton Show, organisers are calling for last-minute entrants to throw their hats into the ring.

There are 24 sections to enter which range from craft-orientated categories to livestock and baking.

Busselton Show committee member Angela Babb entered her crochet items in the contest for the first time last year.

This year she will enter a plush alpaca and a shawl.

Ms Babb encouraged the community to share their talent and enter the show.

“Just have a go, you meet new people, it is great fun and the stewards have a lot of knowledge,” she said.

“Entering the show gives you more ideas and inspires you to try again the next year, no matter how you do.”

Ms Babb picked up crocheting two and a half years ago when she returned to her hometown of Busselton after a stint in Melbourne.

It is something she does for fun and mainly donates to her creations to charity.

Picking up the hobby was bound to happen, as it is in her family.

“My Mum crochets, my granny taught me, my aunts do it. It is very much a family thing,” she said.

Although she didn't come away with a prize in 2017, her work was praised by judges.

However, Ms Babb did not believe she had the crochet competition in the bag this year.

“There is some terrific crochet that is created in and around Busselton,” she said.

“It is a very tough competition.

“I went to the Royal Show a few weeks ago and what we exhibit here is streets ahead of what was there.”

  • The 2018 Busselton Show will be held at Churchill Park on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.
  • Friday is a night time show, with sideshow alley operating from approximately 4pm onward and fireworks at 8.30pm.
  • The Saturday is all day from 9am to 5pm, with entertainment from 11am to 3pm.
  • Entry is $15 for adults or $5 for junior or concessions.
  • For more information on the show or for entry details, visit busseltonshow.com.au.