2012 NAB Newcastle Show

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Step right up, step right up! The 2012 NAB Newcastle Show is nearly here!

To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I went to a local show! I’ve never been to the Newcastle Show and I was probably about 15 or 16 when I went to the local Tamworth Show, way back when!

I’m really excited to be taking Sophie, even if she is far too young for the rides. But that’s ok with me, given that I’m a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to things like that. Give me the Merry-go-round and baby animals any day!

And to celebrate the 2012 NAB Newcastle Show, Puff Pieces has 4 tickets to give away! More about that soon.

Now onto the show!

Do you love cooking? Does watching people ‘show off’ give you a bit of giggle? If you answered yes at least once, then you are going to love the brand new live stage show and competition at this year’s NAB Newcastle Show.

“Show Offs”, the newest attraction in the Entertainment Centre, will serve up a feast of entertainment including live demonstrations, tastings and the search for Newcastle’s first “Show Offs” cook.

As well as the competition, ‘Show Offs’ provides Show goers a chance to see, learn and taste an array of local produce and exotic flavours during the event. There will be interesting and informative demonstrations, celebrity cook offs, Healthy Harold from Hunter Life Education, the Bush Tucker Man and much more.

Major sponsors of the event, Newcastle Fishermen’s Co-op, will be highlighting local seafood and showing off quick, tasty and healthy meal ideas. Carrington Place Restaurant and Dairy Farmers will also showcase their culinary talents.

And of course it wouldn’t be a show without all the usual favourites!

Everything for the young and young at heart will be on offer including fireworks, all the fun rides and everyone’s favourite; a big selection of show bags. And let’s not forget the woodchop event, Varley Showjumping, Pickles Auctions Toyota V6 HiLux Heroes or Brian’s Dog & Duck Show, plus all the competitions for everything from cows to cooking.

Children will also be spoiled for choice with Kidz Zone, a fun attraction where kids can pet cute animals, see miniature model trains, get their face painted and much more. Plus NBN’s Big Dog and Hunter Life Education’s Healthy Harold will make a special visit to meet and greet the youngsters.

Now onto the competition! To enter is simple. Just leave a comment on this post telling us your favourite thing to do at the Show.

Entries close on Monday 12th March at 9am. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 12th March 2012 at 10am.

Good luck!

More show info:

The Agricultural Precinct will feature the Australian Year of the Farmer Exhibit plus educational elements such as the Scarecrow and Mini Garden competition. Kids will also have the opportunity to plant their own seed to take home. The PETstock Dog Arena will be a favourite with special Police Dog demonstrations, but the entertainment doesn’t stop there.

While the ladies are enjoying special treats such as the fashion precinct, the boys will be busy with adrenaline pumping entertainment including ARD Motocross and HighVelocity Trick Riding.

Skills On Show will once again bring leading Hunter manufacturers together in the Exhibition Centre to showcase trades and skills. With expanded exhibition space and additional interactive elements such as the BHPB training sandpit and WesTrac interactive module, Show patrons will love the hands-on experiences on offer.

It will also be easy for families to get to the Show this year without worrying about parking. A free bus loop service will be available from Surfest and the Hunter Stadium.

With so much on offer, The 2012 NAB Newcastle Show is a must for all families. Don’t miss the colour, fun and excitement from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 March. Tickets are just $12 and available online with PROticket or at the gate on the day.

  • cass
    March 7, 2012

    im with you Ami, been here 9yrs and still haven’t been to the show, but i have always had a dream of the one i love winning me the biggest stuffed toy on some stupid side show… Its always looks so cute and romantic in the movies. Maybe if i win these tickets Karl can win me a big stuffed bear!!!

  • Renee Geale
    March 7, 2012

    To be honest I haven’t been to the Newcastle Show for years having not been living here. Since returning I now have 3 beautiful boys and I am sure they would LOVE to have their first visit. I was always a bit partial to the rides that threw me around a little but I’m pretty sure my stomach wouldn’t take them anymore!

  • Fyona
    March 8, 2012

    My distate for all things “Show” was modified after a family holiday to the Goldcoast. We realised that at the ripe old age of 8, poor Ruby had never had a kids holiday…Theme Parks here we come!
    I really don’t know who had more fun – this kid has no fear, and I couldn’t let her go on rides on her own, so I had to put my big girl pants on and go with her.
    Best thing I ever did – now you can’t keep me off the rides!
    Guess what we will be doing at the show?? Multi ride ticket purchase anyone??

  • Kate
    March 9, 2012

    Favourite thing to see at any show has always been the fresh produce area plus home-made cakes and slices. Just love to see what some very talented people can do. From my daughters’ perspective, however, it would have to be the showbags, which was always my favourite as a child.

  • Andrew trigg
    March 9, 2012

    I love going spending time with the wife and friends but there is nothing better than playing the moving clowns!!!! SOOOO much fun!!!! Nothing like feeling like a kid again!!!

  • Virginia
    March 9, 2012

    My favourite things of the show is going on the rides pretending to be school age again, buying up big on the show bags and of course the fairy floss!!!

  • Ebony
    March 12, 2012

    The best thing about the show is seeing families come together have a laugh a bit of fun and enjoy each other’s company!

    :) Ebony

  • Ami
    March 12, 2012

    Thanks everyone the competition is now closed! Winner will be announced about 10am this morning. Good luck!! Ami

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