2021 Show is just around the corner!!
To our valued Parkes show supporters, As you may know, the days that we would have had our 2020 show have now come and gone.
To all of our valued sponsors, volunteers and stewards, thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you all to make our Parkes Show in 2021 even greater. There are some major works taking place at the show ground with the Luncheon Room & Grandstand having a face lift along with the construction of a new Animal Nursery. These works are happening with Public Works NSW and the funding we received from the Federal Government. Let’s all get together and celebrate our very special 140th Parkes Show in 2021.
Please contact or
(02) 6862 2580 for more show schedule information..
PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL
Wednesday 5th - Sunday 9th January 2022
The Parkes Elvis Festival is traditionally held every January in Parkes, in central west New South Wales.
The event is held on the second weekend in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley's birthday. Sadly, the 2021 event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions, but we look forward to a monster festival in January 2022 . Hope to see you there!!
The Parkes Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Association Inc (Parkes PA&H) manages the Showground camping during the Elvis Festival and our goal is to support the Elvis Festival Committee by making the resources of the Showground available as a camping area for visitors.
Showground facilities include:
Showers & Toilets
4 toilet blocks (disabled toilet located at amenities block near Victoria St entrance)..
2 shower blocks are located at the western end of the grounds..
1 relocatable shower block is located at the eastern end of grounds..
Dump point is located at amenities block near the Currajong trees, behind the stables area..
Water is available throughout the grounds so kindly share with other campers..
The Showground cool room is located at the entrance gate on Victoria St
and is open from 8am - 6pm where ice is available for purchase..
Breakfast & papers are available at the canteen adjacent to the show secretary's office just near the grandstand..
Parkes Rural Fire Service are providing a hearty cooked breakfast from 7am - 9am, Wednesday to Sunday..
Parkes Harness Racing conduct a race meeting on the Wednesday night commencing at 6.30pm with TAB facilities..
The Parkes Men's Shed is also on site so the gents are welcome to come along, have a cuppa and a chat..
Taxi’s approximate fare to town is $10. Phone 6862 2222 for pickup from the main entry gate or the brick gates..
Bus service runs Wednesday to Sunday with hourly pickups from the main entry gate or the brick gates..
For further information please contact:
Phone: (02) 6862 2580
Booking & Check In Form Download Here
Parkes Showground is OPEN for camping & caravanning.
The Parkes Showground is Crown Reserve Land managed by a group of Trustees appointed
from the various user groups of the Showground. The day to day management of the Parkes Showground is delegated to the Parkes Pastoral Agricultural & Horticultural Association Inc. (Parkes PA&H/Show Committee), a not for profit organisation run by volunteers with all money raised from the grounds being used to maintain the Showground infrastructure, as a condition of the lease agreement with the PSLM (Parkes Showground Land Managers).
The showground consists of 29 separate buildings ranging in size and character; amenities blocks, stable complexes, sheep, cattle & poultry pavilions, animal nursery, show secretary's office, caretaker's cottage, catering areas, grandstand and exhibition pavilions. Also on site are Parkes Harness Racing, Parkes Men's Shed and Parkes CanAssist.
Outside of the annual show time at the end of August and the renowned Elvis Festival in January,
the Showground is used by travellers with horses, or caravan owners visiting for short term stays along with sporting/agricultural bodies for various events ie.. car shows, rodeos, circuses, music events, beef, cattle,
poultry & dog shows.
Camping at Parkes Showground can be accessed via the main entry gate at 52 Victoria Street by 6pm please. Please proceed forward 100m to the cream caretaker's cottage who will allocate your site. If you plan to arrive later than 6pm, please enter via the Mitchell Street entrance which is adjacent to Victoria St. Proceed forward 20m to the caretaker's cottage. Camping sites are available under the shady currajong trees adjacent to the stables to the left of the Victoria St entry or close to the new amenities block in open space to the right of entry.
The current rate is $25 per night per site (powered or unpowered).
Peter & Cherrill are your friendly hosts & caretakers on site who will walk around the grounds approximately 6.30pm
each night to ensure you are settling in and to collect your fees (EFTPOS available). We are pet-friendly however pets
must be contained or leashed whilst on site.
We hope you enjoy your stay at the Parkes Showground and you have an opportunity to explore this great region.
Contact Us - Parkes PA&H Association Inc
Show Secretary: Liz Brown
Office address: 61 Welcome Street Parkes NSW 2870
Postal address: PO Box 126 Parkes NSW 2870
Telephone: (02) 6862 2580
For any enquiries regarding our annual show activities, Elvis Festival, camping, stabling or event hire please complete and submit the following form: