Newcastle Regional Show

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The Newcastle Regional Show (or just Newcastle Show) is an annual agricultural show held by Newcastle A.H. & I. Association Inc. at the Newcastle Regional Showground in Broadmeadow, a suburb of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.

The Newcastle and District Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Association was formed in 1899 and held the first Newcastle Show in May 1902. It has been held each year since with breaks for World War I, the 1919 influenza epidemic and World War II. The show was not held in 2007 after losses in 2006, however it returned in 2008.[1] With improvements to the showground and expanded entertainment, the show crowds in 2008 were up by 50 per cent.[2]

The show comprises a ring show with livestock parades, show jumping and various attractions such as speedway cars, marching bands or fireworks; an agriculture pavilion with displays and judging of livestock and produce; commercial stands and exhibits; a Hall of Industry with art, photography, handcrafts, cookery etc. There is also live entertainment, a showbag pavilion, a sideshow alley with carnival rides, shopping, food courts etc. The Newcastle Entertainment Centre is located inside the showground and is used for the show.[3]

Newcastle Show Day is a public holiday which applies to the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nellie Ayres (2007-10-25). "Show must go on". yourguide.com.au (reprinted from The Newcastle Star). Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ Melissa Lyons; Julieanne Strachan (2008-04-12). "Crowds back for ripper ride". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Newcastle Regional Show website". Newcastle A.H. & I. Association Inc. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Newcastle City Council news & events >> Newcastle Show". Newcastle City Council. 2008-04-03. Archived from the original on 2008-04-05. Retrieved 2008-04-13.