Date(s) - 15 Sep 2016 until 16 Sep 2016
all day event
50 Midlands Rd
Mingenew Western Australia 6522
The Expo was born in 1983, coordinated by the local Mingenew Lions group, as a way to slow the decline in population around the region. The expo was planned as a fundraiser to give something back to the community, to give them something to work towards, to be part of the continuing existence of their towns.
The wheels were put in motion to create a machinery field day in the Midwest Agricultural region. The community banded together to prepare the Expo and clean up afterwards. Local sporting and community groups were organised to run the food and drink stalls and to this day any profits from the event are dispersed back to these groups, donations forwarded to local health service providers (e.g. Lions Eye Institute).
With the way the Expo has developed over the years it became necessary to spread the workload. This was achieved with the assistance of localised towns and their community members, who also benefit financially from the event by volunteering their work in leiu of payment to their associated clubs (e.g. St. Johns Ambulance, Silver Chain Nursing, Local Football Clubs, Local primary Schools, Church groups etc.).
Now approaching our 33rd Annual Mingenew Lions Midwest Expo, the local community volunteers still band together, along surrounding towns who are still working beside us with the local sporting and service clubs, churches, school and businesses that benefit from this successful event.
Last year saw over 380 exhibitors, display agricultural machinery, merchandise, technology, computers, livestock, education, careers, health, homewares, recreational, lifestyle and general interest products and services to the people who came through the gates over the two day event. Exhibitors and public were entertained, fed and informed.
The Mingenew Lions Midwest Expo takes pride in the knowledge that all members of the family have something to check out at Expo. It is perhaps one time of the year when sporting and town rivalries are put aside, so people of the Midwest can come together, keep up with the latest in agriculture, compare crop development, sewing classes, education, Health information, Entertainment or childrens antics and the one thing that draws them all together …………… rural life.