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