Frequently Asked Questions


What time does the Show start?
8.00 am. to 6.00 pm. on both days. 

What are the ticket prices?
Advance Tickets (closes 5pm Friday 5 May 2017) On sale from January 2017
Adult £10.00

Gate Prices on Show Days
Adult £15.00

Children under 17 FREE* when accompanied by an adult*
Annual members are FREE**

* When accompanied by a paying adult*
** Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society Annual Members, for more information click HERE.

Please note: there is an additional 50p admin fee when paying by credit/debit card

Do I have to pay for car parking?
No. There is ample FREE hard-standing parking available for 4,000 cars and more space available for thousands more vehicles on free-draining, sandy based soil.

Is there an area for Disabled Parking?
Yes. Disabled parking is available near the main Public entrance and near the Blue Gate (Traders) entrance. A Blue Badge will need to be shown to park in the disabled areas.


Can I camp?
Visitors are welcome to camp in our designated public camping area.  Camping is charged at £10.00 per night.  You must remember to purchase either an advance ticket or on the gate ticket per person for admittance to the show.

Take advantage of our Weekend Experience Pass which enables you to camp on Friday, Saturday & Sunday night and have 4 adult admission tickets to enjoy the show on Saturday and Sunday - all for £50.00.  This advance offer is available until 5 May 2017


Can I hire a mobility scooter?
Yes. For all mobility needs please contact Seacroft Mobility on 01754 882327

Is it a long way from parking to the Public entrance?
Depending on what time you arrive will depend on how far away you will be from the Public entrance.

Is there a bus service from Newark to the Showground?
Yes. Please see our How to Get Here page for timetable.

When does everything finish?
At roughly 6.00 pm. Some stands may stay open a little later. Members are welcome to stay longer.

I am a Member and have received my tickets but I would now like to bring a guest tomorrow:
Pay for a normal admission ticket at the gate and then come to the Show Office for an upgrade to a Society Guest.

My Membership badge has not arrived, what shall I do about getting in?
Pay for a normal admission ticket at the gate and then come to the Show Office where your details can be confirmed and a Member’s badge and car pass for the second day of the Show can be given to you. A refund will be sent to you after the Show.

Can I become a Member on the day of the Show?
Yes. You can become a Member for the current Show by upgrading your entrance ticket to a Membership in the Show Office. You will then be given a Member’s badge and Member’s Car Pass for the second day of the Show.

Are dogs allowed at the Show?
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at the Show but they must be kept on a lead at all times and never left unattended. Any dog mess must be cleaned up by owners. Dogs are not allowed in the Livestock area or in the Food Experience area. No dogs should be left in a vehicle at any time.

A dog crèche, run by the RSPCA is situated opposite the Food Experience area.

Are there cash facilities available on site?
ICE Events situated alongside the Cedric Ford Pavilion will provide ATM facilities

Is there WiFi on site?
Yes. Signs around the Showground give details on how to access WiFi.

Click here for our ticket bookings site

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Exhibitor news

THE SHOW GOES ON  ... but in the light of the recent DEFRA TB pre and post movement policy which came into operation on 6 April we have written to all our cattle exhibitors to make absolutely certain that everyone is aware of the salient points that will have an immediate impact on this year’s show.

We are pleased to announce that the British Goat Society will be awarding the BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS Challenge Cup for the best qualifying Inspection-Production Goat over two years old and theEGERTON PERPETUAL Challenge Trophy for the AN securing highest points in Inspection and Milking.

These special awards are in addition to the rosettes and certificates annually awarded

Please note:

Junior Beef Cattle Championships classes s829 - s833
Conditions should read - for animals born on or after 1st January 2015

Pure Bred Beef Championship & Special Awards classes s834 - s836
Conditions should read - for animals born on or before 31 December 2014