Show Facilities

Open to visitors from 8am until 6pm both days
Advance tickets: £10        Gate tickets: £15
Under 17s go FREE            Parking is FREE

Baby changing available in the Cedric Ford, Sir Stuart Goodwin and the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall

Bars – licensed bars available in the Cedric Ford and the Joe Hallam building

Car parking – Hard-standing parking available for 4,000 cars and thousands more available on free-draining, sandy based soil

Cash Facilities – ICE Events situated alongside the Cedric Ford will provide ATM facilities

Disabled Facilities: 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.

First Aid – provided by Newark Community First Aid, with a First Aid post between Newark Ring and the Main Ring; in front of the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall and by the Lady Eastwood Centre along with a mobile unit deployed at the Horse Rings.

Food Experience Trade Stands – next to the Lady Eastwood Centre.

Hygiene Facilities: Show animals are generally very clean but all visitors are advised to use a common sense approach towards hygiene following animal contact.

Hand-washing facilities are available in the toilet blocks situated throughout the site.

Lost Children – To the First Aid sites

Members’ facilities – in the Sir Stuart Goodwin and members' marquee.

Mobile Food – units are sited around the Showground and in the Food Experience.

Picnic Area - situated in the Conservation Area

Press Pavilion – in the Sheldon Suite

Public Catering:        Available in the Restaurants in the Cedric Ford and the Joe Hallam Building, Tastes Bistro in the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, Tastes Café in the Newark Pavilion as well as at the Food Experience and various points around the Showground

Restaurants – in the Cedric Ford and Joe Hallam where a variety of meals area served on both days of the Show

Toilets – at Red and Blue Gates, south of the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall, in the Lady Eastwood Centre, Joe Hallam, Sir Stuart Goodwin,  Cedric Ford and the Stables

Veterinary Surgeons – are based at the Veterinary Centre, situated by the Heavy Horse Stables

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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.