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Parkes Showground Camping for the 2024 Parkes Elvis Festival 

The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every January in Parkes in central west New South Wales, on the week coinciding with Elvis Presley's birthday of 8th January, with 2024 dates being Wednesday 10th - Sunday 14th January 2024.  The 2024 movie theme is Jailhouse Rock!


Showground Management

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 Festival by making the resources of the Showground available as a camping area for visitors.

Showground facilities include:

  • Clean showers & toilets 

  • 4 toilet blocks (disabled toilet located at amenities block near Victoria St entrance)..

  • 2 shower blocks 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 the Brick Amenities block near the currajong trees, behind the stables area at the western side of the showground

  • Water taps are available throughout the grounds and are shared with other campers 

  • The Elvis Checkin office is located near the Victoria Street entrance between the New Amenities and the Stables at the western side of the Showground

Showground Entertainment  

Parkes Harness Racing conduct a race meeting on the Wednesday night commencing at 6.30pm with TAB facilities.

Ancillary Services

A taxi fare into the CBD is approximately $15. 

The Parkes Elvis Festival Shuttle Bus runs Wednesday to Sunday during the Festival with hourly pickups from the main entry gate
and the brick gates corner Ward & Victoria Street 


For further information please contact:


Visit the Parkes Elvis Festival Website

Showground Information


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 various 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, caravan owners visiting for short term stays along with sporting/agricultural bodies for various events such as car shows, rodeos, circuses, music events, beef, cattle,
poultry & dog shows.




No bookings are required for camping at the Parkes Showground

(other than at Elvis Festival time in January and Showtime in late August)  

Entry is via Mitchell Street

Please check in with our lovely caretakers Peter and Cherrill on arrival.


General camping at Parkes Showground can be accessed via the Mitchell Street entry gate by 6pm. 
Please proceed forward
50m to the cream caretaker's cottage where our friendly hosts Peter & Cherrill will allocate your site. Camping sites are available under the shady currajong trees adjacent to the stables or you may prefer to camp near the new amenities block in open space closer to the Victoria Street gate.
The current rate is $25 per night per site (powered or unpowered with access to water and dump point).
We currently have over 300 powered sites available in the showground. Our busiest camping times are during our annual show at end of August and the Elvis Festival in January (when bookings apply). Outside of these times there is no need to book and campers can go direct to the showground.

The caretakers walk around the grounds approximately 6pm 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 at all times whilst on site.  Please ensure you clean up after your dog.
There are also enclosed stables or covered yards for horses.
Fire buckets are permitted outside the fire ban period of October-April each year, but please use on non grassed areas.

We hope you enjoy your stay at the Parkes Showground and have an opportunity to explore this great region.

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Contact Us - Parkes PA&H Association Inc

Office address:                   61 Welcome Street Parkes NSW 2870

Postal address:                  PO Box 126 Parkes NSW 2870

Telephone:                         0467 622 580



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