Bringing the country to the city is the theme of the Newcastle Regional Show from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4.
The renewed program focuses on traditional country favourites as well as exciting new additions.
The showground at Broadmeadow will be alive with animals, competitions, exhibits, entertainment, commercial sites and centre ring events to excite everyone from toddlers to grandparents.
In the centre ring there are two new main attractions – a motorbike spectacular and a country-inspired extravaganza.
A motorbike spectacular on Friday night, created by Graeme Boyd, will feature the thrills and spills of stunt riding featuring Newcastle’s own Kyle Middleton who is a five times consecutive Australian Trials Champion.
You will also be entertained by Australia’s latest hybrid sport, motoball – that’s right, soccer on motorcycles.
The country-inspired extravaganza starts Saturday with the horse classes in the morning followed by tent pegging and campdraft.
After five, all the excitement of the rodeo begins with barrel racing and steer and bull riding.
These thrills and spills will be followed by a country concert with tunes from Aurora Fall, Matt Scullion and Kristy Coote and her band.
If you still need more excitement, visit the new emergency services interactive area.
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 or check out the latest police investigation equipment.
There are many more exciting events including cyclocross, tent pegging, music competition, emergency services tug o’ war, demolition derby as well as the Teen Showgirl Competition.
At the end of each day, the popular firework spectacular will light up the show sky and its surrounds giving show-goers an exciting finale to a day spent enjoying all the fun of this year’s show.
General admission tickets can be purchased for $15 per adult, $10 per child, or $12 for concession admission. There are also passes for families, two-days as well as after 5pm and ride tickets.
Go to newcastleshow.com.au for more information, daily planners and online tickets.