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Country comes to the city at the 2018 Newcastle Show!

The country-inspired extravaganza starts Saturday with the horse classes in the morning followed by tent pegging and campdraft. Then after five, all the excitement of the rodeo with barrel racing, steer and bull riding, followed by the country concert with tunes from Aurora Fall, Matt Scullion and Kristy Coote and her band.   Come down to the centre ring for all the thrills and spills as the rodeo makes a welcome return to the Newcastle Show. Barrel Racing requires riders to charge through the gate and negotiate the barrel course in a thrilling race against the clock. The quicker the competitor completes the cloverleaf pattern the higher the score! Steer Riding is a classic rodeo event showcasing the age old contest between man and horse. Timing, skill and strength are the name of the game in this country classic! Arguably the Rodeo’s most popular event, Bull Riding pits a daring rider against one tonne of raw, unstoppable power. judges award points based on the duration of the ride, the control the rider displays and of course, the aggression of the bull!   Saturday program rundown: Horse competition: 9am Tent Pegging: 2.10pm Hunter Campdraft Cup: 2.45pm Barrel Racing: 5pm Bull & Steer Rides:...

Calling all Amateur Musicians!

Thanks to Musos Corner and the National Music Academy, this year’s Newcastle Regional Show will feature the inaugural Newcastle Regional Show Music Competition.  There are some great prizes on offer, and if performing is not your thing, you can join the audience at the Community Stage between 5 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, 3 March 2018 to cheer on the competing artists. Competitors, warm up those instruments and vocal chords!  Visit the Music Competition page to find out...

2018 Newcastle Regional Show Rodeo!

The Newcastle Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Association will proudly present the 2018 Newcastle Show Rodeo on  Saturday 3 March 2018!  Make sure you’re at the Newcastle Show to see the open bull, ladies barrel, juvenile steer, juvenile barrel, and novice bull competitions.  The excitement starts at 5.00pm in the Centre ring, with the best viewing from the grandstand. Barrel Racing requires riders to charge through the gate and negotiate the barrel course in a thrilling race against the clock. The quicker the competitor completes the cloverleaf pattern the higher the score! Steer Riding is a classic rodeo event showcasing the age-old contest between man and horse. Timing, skill and strength are the names of the game in this country classic! Arguably the Rodeo’s most popular event, Bull Riding pits a daring rider against one tonne of raw, unstoppable power. judges award points based on the duration of the ride, the control the rider displays and of course, the aggression of the...

Cyclocross at the 2018 Show!

Twilight Dirt Track Racing will feature at the Newcastle Regional Show on Friday 2 March 2018, following the Opening Ceremony. Cyclocross is a fast-paced cycling sport, offering exciting viewing for spectators. Cyclocross is new to the Newcastle Regional Show lineup and is run in conjunction with the Hunter District Cycle Club and Cyclocross Newcastle. Two races with infield obstacles and a Le Mans start will provide an exhilarating experience for racers and...