Discover something new

WHAT A BLAST: The show’s fireworks on Friday and Saturday  are the largest show-based fireworks display outside of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
WHAT A BLAST: The show’s fireworks on Friday and Saturday are the largest show-based fireworks display outside of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Discover something new at this year’s Regional Australia Bank The Show – Newcastle and Hunter.

GET KIDS COOKING:  Primary-aged children (5-12 years) will have the chance to grab an apron and learn to cook a healthy meal while finding out where food comes from.

GET KIDS COOKING: Primary-aged children (5-12 years) will have the chance to grab an apron and learn to cook a healthy meal while finding out where food comes from.

Running  from March 1 to March 3, this year's show mixes traditional favourites  with a range of new, free  features sure to entertain, educate and excite.

The Aussie FMX team (Friday, March 1, Centre Ring, 4.30pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm) will have you    on the edge of your seat  as some of Australia’s top freestyle motocross riders  perform  some of the biggest stunts in action sports, including the famous ‘backflip’.

SEEK REVENGE: A 1500-horsepower, methanol-breathing monster truck will keep fans on the edge of their seats with huge jumps and car-crushing destruction.

SEEK REVENGE: A 1500-horsepower, methanol-breathing monster truck will keep fans on the edge of their seats with huge jumps and car-crushing destruction.

Monster Trucks (Saturday, March 2, Centre Ring, 5.30pm and 6.20pm), featuring Revenge, a 1500-horsepower, methanol-breathing mega machine, will keep the action coming with huge jumps and car-crushing destruction.

For something a little in between, check out the local mini motorbikes as the entertain with their colourful performances each day (see program for details).

Relax and slow down from The Show's hustle and bustle at Hunter Vibes a new space featuring 30-plus stalls showcasing artisan products from local producers, or lay back and listen to live music.

Take part in free hourly workshops with the University of Newcastle where you can learn to build a solar electric vehicle in less than 30 minutes, then go test it on the track.

Teach the kids how to cook with  free hands-on classes on the hour between 10am and 2pm presented by Australian Good Meat.

Create and enjoy delicious Australian beef skewers with couscous salad while learning about red meat nutrition and hearing from a local beef farmer about looking after the animals on their farm.

It's a great way for the kids to learn about where their food comes from, while mum and dad take a quick breather. Or immerse yourself in the  The Australian Lamb Paddock to Plate Story, a  virtual reality experience that showcases  how Australia produces the world’s most sought-after lamb, from the farm right through to the consumer.

Alongside these exciting new attractions, there are  amazing additions to popular events like the rodeo and art competition.

Other must-see events   include the  thrilling fence post splitting competition on the final day, the  Hunter Campdraft Cup, and of course, there will be the traditional competitions and exhibitions such as cattle, goats, horses, rats, mice, show jumping, handcraft, photography, cooking, woodchop and woodturning.

This year's Show has it all offering great family fun and value for money. Online tickets are on sale - $22 for an adult, $12 for children, $12 for concession and family passes starting from $55.

Visit www.newcastleshow.com.au to buy tickets or for more information on the show.

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