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 -  On sale from January 2019
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.

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?

Disabled parking is available near the main Public entrance.  A Blue Badge will need to be shown to park in the disabled areas.  

Disabled toilets and cloakroom facilities are available at Red gate (main entrance), in the Cedric Ford , in the Sir Stuart Goodwin building, in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, in the Joe Hallam Building and in the Lady Eastwood Centre

Please be aware that, due to the nature of an agricultural showground, we cannot guarantee all areas will be accessible at all times.


Can I camp?
Visitors are welcome to camp in our designated public camping area.  Camping is charged at £12.00 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 2 adult weekend wristband to enjoy the show on Saturday and Sunday - all for £60.00.  This advance offer is available until 3 May 2019


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.

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.


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

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

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Exhibitor news

To everyone - including our sponsors, judges, visitors and exhibitors for their support and our stewards and volunteers for their help and expertise. 

Without all these people, it is just not possible to put on such a splendid show.  See you all next year.

SUNSHINE and smiles filled Newark Showground last weekend for the 135th Nottinghamshire County Show.

Heavy horses, record livestock entries and world-class show jumping were just a few of the highlights over the weekend which delighted the 16,000-strong attendees at the popular family event on 12 and 13 May.

The prestigious county show saw a range of exciting attractions and displays in the Main Ring on both days, including adrenaline racing stunts performed by Atkinson Action Horses, Lawnmower Racing hosted by Nottinghamshire Young Farmers Club and Derek Tindall’s magnificent birds of prey display.

Visitors were also delighted by an RAF special flyover on both days of the Show. Engines roared as the crowd looked to the sky to see a Hurricane fly over the Showground on Saturday lunch time, followed by a Mark IX Spitfire on Sunday.

George Taylor, show manager for the Nottinghamshire County Show, said: “This year’s Show has been absolutely brilliant, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather! It’s been great to see so many families enjoying themselves and having fun, which is what it is all about.

“We focus heavily on making sure that there is something that everyone will enjoy – if you are six or sixty – we want to make it a day to remember!

Una-Marie Palin, show administration manager, added: “In order to ensure that animals and agriculture remain at the heart of the show, we changed the layout of our livestock this year, meaning that farm animals were on display at every entrance to the Showground. Visitors were able to view and interact with a range of animals at several sites and we received a collection of positive feedback from the changes, which we are extremely pleased about.

“We want to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s show such a big success, including the whole Showground team, exhibitors, visitors, volunteers, supporters and sponsors – it would not be possible without everyone’s input!”

This year saw a host of demonstrations from food producers and industry experts in the Food Experience Area, showing off their skills to make healthy vegetable-based dishes and teaching children how to make soup and mini burgers.

Youngsters were seen queuing up to meet Froojamaflip - an 8ft stilted character, made up of 25 different fruit and vegetables – as he strolled around the Food Experience and Countryside areas with his gardening companion Fred who engaged with children on the importance of healthy eating.

Rory Dennis, visitor to the show on Sunday, said: “We’ve had so much fun at the Show, there is such a variety of things to see and do, we didn’t know where to start! As we have a two-year-old boy, the tractors were the highlight as well as the animals, the Sheep Show and the giant tortoises!

“The Food Experience area was really interesting too and we even came away with a bag full of fresh fruit and veg! This was our first year at the Show and I’m sure we’ll be coming back next year.”

More than 140 local producers, traders, and food specialists attended the Show ranging from gin to chocolate, to handmade crafts, art work and floral displays.

The Show saw a record number of livestock entries, including 163 pig entries, 374 sheep entries and 212 goat entries.