Your guide to the 2018 Newcastle Show

The Newcastle Regional Show is back, with the gates officially opening on Friday morning.

Over three days Novocastrians will experience the wonders of everything from rides and games to displays and fireworks.

Spectators will be sent home with a smile and no doubt a showbag full of goodies.

Here’s what you need to know about the Newcastle Show:

When is the Newcastle Show?

  • Friday March 2 - 9 am to 10pm
  • Saturday March 3  - 9 am to 10pm
  • Sunday March 4 – 9am to 4pm

Gates close at 9pm on Friday and Saturday and at 3.30pm on Sunday. No admission after these times.

Where is the Newcastle Show?

Newcastle Showground

How much are tickets?

There are a range of tickets to pick from.

  • Adult (15 and over) – $15
  • Concession  – $12
  • Child (5-15)  – $10
  • Under 5 years – free
  • Family (4 people, any combination) – $34
  • Family (5 people or more, any combination) –  $39

Check out the full list of ride and entry packages, as well as group prices, here.

What is the weather forecast?

It has become common sentiment that it always rains on show weekend and this year seems to be no exception.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast possible showers from Friday into next week. Keep an eye on the radar here.

What is on at the Newcastle Show?

There are agricultural shows, dog competitions, a rodeo, art displays and more. Check out the schedule below.

What rides are at the Newcastle Show?

There are rides for kids of all ages, even the grown up ones. Some of the highlights include:

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Ghost Train 
  • Gravatron
  • Midnight Express
  • Outback Monster Trucks
  • Pirate ship
  • Power Surge
  • Slippery Slide
  • Teacups
  • Traditional Carousel
  • Train

When are the fireworks?

At 9pm on both Friday and Saturday nights there will be a fireworks display.

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