Your ultimate guide to the 2018 Newcastle Show

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The Newcastle Regional Show is back for 2018. The Broadmeadow Showground will come alive once again from the 2nd until the 4th of March and from what we're seeing it's going to be one of the biggest ever.

From the thrills of rides and sideshow alley to the heart of the show with the best from our region on display.

Here you'll find the ultimate guide to getting there and what to see and do once you're in!


First thing's first, you're gonna need a ticket to get in. There's a bunch of different ticketing options, and we'd highly recommend jumping on the early bird tickets to save yourself some dollarydoos.


Admission prices to the 2018 Newcastle show are listed below.

Adult (15 and over) – $15
Concession – $12
Child (5-15) – $10
Under 5 years – free

There is 2 day and "after 5 pm" passes available too.

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Get in before 5 pm Friday, 23 February 2018 and save yourself a few dollars on entry to the 2018 Newcastle Show!Early bird tickets close on 5 pm Friday, 23 February 2018

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One day passes are available for families, and can really save you if you're bringing a tribe alone.

Family (4 people, any combination) – $34
Family 4 and ride package includes $30 coupons – $59
Family (5 people or more, any combination) – $39
Family 5 and ride package includes $30 coupons – $64

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Let's not muck around here... The best idea is public transport. There's a major train station (Broadmeadow) right near the showground and according to Newcastle Buses, there'll be a bus to the show every 15 minutes.


Train travellers can take the Brown Road exit and enter the Showgrounds either through the Brown Road and Curley Road Gates. Please see City Rail timetables for times.

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A number of buses can be caught to the Newcastle Showground. Buses to Broadmedow Railway Station, Griffith Road, Brown Road or Broadmeadow Road all stop near the Showground.

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We're going to level with you here... Parking is at a premium and you may end up with quite a walk between the car and the entry gate. But if you must drive we recommend keeping an eye on the Newcastle Show Facebook page for tips and info on parking for the show.

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Motorbike spectacular, rodeo, country concert and exciting events.

There's something very unique about the main arena of a regional show. The 2018 Newcastle Show ring program will feature a little something for everyone this year. But here's a few things you shouldn't miss...


On Friday night, the motorbike spectacular created by Graeme Boyd, will feature the thrills and spills of stunt riding with Newcastle’s own Kyle Middleton, five times consecutive Australian Trials Champion as well as Australia’s latest hybrid sport, motoball – that’s right soccer on motorcycles.


On Saturday, see this uniquely Australian pastime is thought to have developed in Outback Qld with the first official competition (to rules) held at the Tenterfield Show NSW 1884. It is believed the sport developed among stockmen and drovers in informal competitions to prove their horse skills. The Stockhorse is the most popular breed of horse for campdrafting because of its agility, speed and strength, all of which are required to block the attempts of cattle to follow their natural instinct to return to the mob.


In Saturday night, come to 2018 Newcastle Show Rodeo. See the open bull, ladies barrel, juvenile steer, juvenile barrel, and novice bull competitions.


After the rodeo, stay for the country concert, where you will be rockin’ to some country and bluegrass tunes from local artists including Matt Scullion and Kristy Coote with her band.


The fireworks are a spectacular end to a great day at the Newcastle Regional Show. At approximately 9 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, the sky lights up with a stunning light show. The kids will love it!


Rides, Side Show Alley & Showbags... It's the holy trinity of any regional show, and Newcastle 2018 will not disappoint.


Local thrillseekers have been well looked after this year with rides like the Avenger and Speed but as always the show will roll out the classics like dodgems, Ferris wheels and merry-go-rounds.


Like to try your luck, or impress your show date? Then we'll be seeing you in sideshow alley.


Head to the showbags and the amazing variety of the latest, branded, licensed and confectionary bags. You'll find something for everyone of all ages. Many of which will be at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.


Tantalise your taste buds with more than 20 food vans ranging from Greek, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Turkish, Vegan, Vegetarian as well as contemporary sliders, ribs and gourmet burgers. Finish this fare with a coffee and an array of desserts to die for.


Ready for more excitement, then go to the show’s new emergency services interactive area. Visit the SES and winch a dummy into the tree, climb into the latest fire truck or get down low and go, go, go in the Rural Fire Service smoke house and check out the latest police investigation equipment.


The Community Entertainment Stage at the 2018 Newcastle Show will be bursting with energy as local performers, dance troupes, musicians and singers showcase their talents over the three days.


For musos, bands, groups, duos and soloists - to be held on the Community Entertainment Stage, near Brown Road entrance, on Saturday, March 3, 5-7pm

Perform one song of up to 5 minutes in length in front of our judges from Musos Corner and the National Music Academy, who will award the winners at 7.30pm. The prizes are: 1st 2 Days of Recording/Mixing in Musos Corner 90Degree Studio, valued at $1000; 2nd 10-week National Music Academy scholarship valued at $450; 3rd Musos Corner $200 Store Voucher; Highly Commended: Musos Corner $100 Store Voucher and Encouragement Award: Musos Corner $50 Store Voucher


The entertainers’ sites will give artists and performers the chance to perform in different locations at the Newcastle Show. The four sites – near Curley Road Entry, CWA Tea Rooms, Agricultural Area and Animal Nursery – will operate Saturday, 9am-8pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. Those who wish to perform at the entertainers sites will need to bring their own equipment including amplifiers if their equipment needs it. Sound levels must not exceed 80 dB.

If you'd like to perform on the Community Entertainment Stage, or entertainment sites and or enter the music competition, you can lodge an application here: http://ow.ly/verj30ikVzV

2018 Newcastle Regional Show
2 – 3 – 4 March


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