The organisers of the 2019 Newcastle Regional Show have promised the biggest fireworks display the city will see in 2019.
It’s just one of the many events planned for our city’s annual show.
In this post we’ll take a sneak peak at what else will be happening and give you all the info you need to plan ahead for a day at the show.
This iconic celebration of our community will kick off on Friday, 1st of March and continue on the 2nd and 3rd at Newcastle Showground.
DATES: 1st, 2nd & 3rd of March 2019
VENUE: Newcastle Showground,
Newcastle Regional Show Tickets
Online tickets are currently on sale. Prices start at just $12 for children & concession card holders, $22 for an adult with family passes starting at $55.
HUNTER VIBES: One of the new concepts for 2019 is Hunter Vibes. It balances out The Show’s hustle and bustle, with an area you can chill out while supporting local producers with a bite to eat or a fresh drink or buying artisan products from the 30-plus stalls. There will also be laid-back live music and entertainment.
COOKING: Get Kids Cooking with Australian Good Meat will bring a different artisanal flavour to The Show. Over the past few years, shows like MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules have done a huge amount to spark interest in cooking with kids. During The Show, at Cooking with Kids, primary-aged children (5-12 years) will have the chance to grab an apron and learn to cook a healthy meal while finding out where food comes from, and parents can have a well-earned 15-minute rest watching their kids cook up a storm.
RODEO: The return of the rodeo last year after 15-year hiatus was a huge success. A record-breaking crowd swelled to watch the cowgirls and cowboys’ skills and speed as they go through the paces with barrel racing, steer and bull riding. In 2019 the rodeo spectacular will be bigger and better as it is pumped up with a new junior barrel racing and steer classes, which are the upcoming sections in the national rodeo circuit attracting many young competitors.
ART: The Show’s much-loved art competition returned last year with The David Strachan Memorial Art Exhibition and applauded for showcasing the region’s amazing talent. To encourage and foster, indigenous young adults to be a part of this exhibition, a new class Young Indigenous Artist has been introduced for 14 to 18-year-olds for Indigenous themed paintings, drawings, water colour sculptures, print and mixed media of any subject in any medium by an Indigenous Australian.
SHOW BAGS: The 2019 showbag pavilion will feature latest and greatest showbags to take home and relive the fun, including ones that will be at the Easter Show.
SIDESHOW ALLEY: You can expect some exhilarating and family-friendly rides and games in sideshow alley. In 2019, you’ll find all your favourite and some new additions too.
EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAY: If that is not enough excitement, the Emergency Services interactive area that debuted in 2018 is back. See the latest equipment and technology used by fire fighters, police officers and SES volunteers.
TRADITIONAL SHOW EVENTS: You’ve got to check out the highly thrilling fence post splitting competition on the final day of The Show, March 3. Hunter Campdraft Cup has confirmed its place for the 10th consecutive year. This cup is an invitation-only event, with the region’s top winners qualifying to come and dazzle with their stunning horsemanship.Of course, there will be the traditional competitions and exhibitions such as cattle, goats, horses, rats, mice, show jumping, handcraft, photography, cooking, woodchop and woodturning.
FOOD: There will be more than 20 food vendors to tantalise your taste buds. Ranging from Greek, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, vegan and vegetarian cuisines as well as mini-dutch pancakes, waffles and cheerios with chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Newcastle Regional Show Fireworks
The Show’s fireworks on Friday and Saturday that are the largest show-based fireworks display outside of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. This spectacular and impressive display is something the whole family is sure to enjoy.
Newcastle Regional Show
1st, 2nd & 3rd of March 2019
Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow
CHILDREN & CONCESSION: $12
ADULT: $22 for an adult
FAMILY PASS: Starting at $55.