Entertainment for Everyone

Celebrity Gardner Josh Byrne: From ABC's Gardening Australia frame, the EDAS welcomes former resident Josh Byrne back to Esperance. Josh will be on stage in the Entertainment Hall talking all things gardening.

Dr Josh Byrne is an environmental scientist, author, television presenter and research academic.

Josh has a unique approach to environmental design and community engagement, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading sustainability communicators. He is Director of Josh Byrne & Associates – a multi award winning Fremantle based consulting practice integrating the fields of landscape architecture, built environment sustainability, media and communications.

Josh is a Research Fellow with Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living, and an Adjunct Associate Professor with School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales. His research activities span high performance housing, water sensitive design and sustainable urban developments.

Josh is well known as a television presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia where over past 15 years he has showcased the benefits of sustainable gardening to a national audience. He is author of two best-selling books on this subject and a regular contributor the Gardening Australia Magazine.

Josh is Patron for the Conservation Council of WA, Sustainable Gardening Australia and the Living Smart household sustainability program. He is also an Ambassador for Nature Play WA.

Celebrity Chef Don Hancey: 

As a long-time Chef, radio and tv Personality and Presenter Don’s mission is to not only inspire the community to cook with fresh, seasonal and local produce but to improve their health and wellbeing by building on the awareness and the importance of buying local, supporting local and shopping local.

Don believes Western Australia is home to some of the finest produce anywhere on the planet. He knows food production has a story and his mission is to tell it. Whether the producer is small or large, as long as they are true to Western Australia and treat their produce with the respect and ethics that Don believes in then these are the stories he wants to tell.

Passion Passion is the best word to use when describing Don Hancey. After a long and successful career owning some of WA’s finest regional kitchens, Don Hancey has become WA’s Food Ambassador through his continual support and dedication to WA food producers.

Don loves nothing more than working with quality local producers to help grow their business, their opportunities and create innovative ways to present, showcase and market their produce by creating a world class dish. Don has a holistic view on food production and is interested in the process from soil right through to plate.

Bottom of the Barrel: Awesome local will belt out covers on Friday night near the Ports Footy Club bar.

Dr Rob Wilson: Chair of the Ag Show Association will be opening the show at 1:30pm on Friday. 

Immediate Past-President - Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA)

Rob has been Chair of the ASA since 2016. Rob is recognised for his significant contribution to the Australian Pork Industry, through his expert knowledge of intensive animal production, animal welfare, environmental and waste management systems and commercialization of innovative technologies. Rob’s expertise also extends to research and development funding and management and has strong cooperative relationships with pork producers, R&D providers, biotechnology and agribusiness companies and government agencies.

Currently Rob also holds additional complementary roles including Immediate Past President – Royal Agricultural Society of WA, Chairman – Curtin University Health Innovative Research Institute, Director – Advisory Board, Harvest Road Group Pty Ltd & Director – Food Agility CRC.

Kaleido Company: Kaleido Company is an arts in health business based in Perth, Western Australia. Kaleido specialises in contemporary circus, combining acrobatic feats with elements of dance, music and theatre.

Fireworks: As we do every year, at 8pm on Friday night there will be a wonderful display of fireworks. Supported by Southern Ports Authority. 

Salty Fit Personal Training: Salty Fit is a creation of all things balanced. Erin is passionate about moving your body, and creating a healthy relationship with our exercise routine. Work hard, yet slow down breathe & recover. 

Spinners: Watch expert spinners turn a fleece of wool into a jumper.

Fireworks: 8pm on Friday night, watch the fireworks create a spiral of colour against the night's sky.