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The Show’s rebuild a success

Smiles, laughter and squeals of excitement filled the showground as Regional Australia Bank The Show – Newcastle and Hunter delivered three thrilling days. Babies to grandparents filed through the gates to discover something new as part of the community event where agriculture meets artisan and carnival. President Peter Evans said it was a fabulous weekend with packed grandstands, people four to five deep around the centre ring and line-ups for rides, showbags and food. Mr Evans said the most popular centre-ring events were the rodeo, monster trucks and fireworks. And the animal nursery was also a great hit with kids of all ages patting and feeding the baby critters. Its popularity saw organisers needing to build another five-tap washstand to ensure hands were clean as they left. “We have not seen numbers like this at The Show, since the 1980s. It is fantastic to see the families arriving in droves and the kids so excited.” “The community has spoken – it wants to keep The Show and the showground. We intend to answer the call by further developing it into a community space for 365 days that includes our annual show.” At this year’s event new competitions honey and LEGO also attracted a lot of attention from entrants and the public. There were more than 30 honey entries and 160 LEGO lovers, aged from two to 56 years, built amazing displays. On the more traditional side there were more than 130 horse entrants, with some using The Show to prepare for Sydney Royal Easter Show. This was the same story for the tent pegging and woodchop competitors. General manager...

Our Visit RMH

The Show paid a visit to Ronald McDonald House yesterday. If you didn’t see us on the news here are the links.   The Herald: https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5925938/children-in-hospital-receive-a-little-bit-of-show-magic/   NBN: https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/02/26/showbag-sneak-peek-for-ronald-mcdonald-house/                    ...

Get Kids Cooking with Australian Good Meat

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, primary-aged children (5-12 years) will have the opportunity to grab an apron and learn to cook a healthy meal using Australian Beef while finding out how their food is produced. Parents can have a well-earned 15-minute rest while watching their kids cook up a storm. Classes run hourly 10am-4pm in the Exhibition Centre, free to...

We Made the News

The Show made the news last night with NBN running a story on the future of The Show and the Newcastle Showground. Our new General Manager Gabe Robinson shared his thoughts and ideas on what the future holds for The Show as a community space and a production hub. Visit the link to see the full video on NBN’s website: www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/02/05/newcastle-show-announces-future-plans-for-site/ ...

The Show reinvented for Newcastle and Hunter families

In March 2019, The Show at the Newcastle Showground will be bigger, bolder and better than ever before as the new board continues the fight to keep its entertaining future for Hunter generations to come. The board’s new members, including Hunter Workers secretary Daniel Wallace, local businesswoman Jeanne Walls, vignerons Brian McGuigan and Joss De Iuliis, have combined with local agencies to reinvent The Show in determination to cement its future as part of the fabric of the Hunter’s community. Behind the scenes, the board has been negotiating for months with the NSW Government to take on the management of the Showgrounds to establish an urban entertainment precinct that will contribute to the revitalisation of Newcastle all year round. President Peter Evans said the board was driven to establish The Show as a flagship show in the annual events calendar and continued to work collaboratively to attract popular events and activities to a conveniently central location that was easily accessible for the people of the Hunter. “More than 100 years ago the site was a swamp and was filled to establish the Newcastle Showground and host The Show, an event the people of Newcastle and the Hunter have enjoyed for decades,” said Mr Evans. “On behalf of the board, we want the NSW Government to know that we believe in The Show and the Newcastle Showground. We encourage them to accept our offer and empower us to keep this event and the site, a desired entertainment destination for the local community. “We will continue to work with the NSW government on the advancement of their plans for the surrounding...

Our New Brand

The Show, as we know it, has been reimagined and we required a new brand and advertising campaign to reflect this huge change in our event. So… we approached fellow Novocastrians, Enigma, known for their brave brand ideas and creative ad campaigns to bring new life to The Show.  Enigma jumped at the chance to support our project, kindly donating their services free-of-charge, and we are ecstatic with the result. We are very proud to launch our new brand to you.   Keep an eye out for our new ‘discover something new’ advertising campaign – coming soon!...