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  Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th August 2023

Contact us at:
Email:  secretary@parkesshow.org.au

Tel:  0467 622 580



Parkes Showground Camping for the 2023 Parkes Elvis Festival

The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every January in Parkes in central west New South Wales, on the weekend coinciding with Elvis Presley's birthday of 8th January, with 2023 dates being Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th January.


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 amenities block near the currajong trees, behind the stables area

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

  • The Showground office is located between the new amenities and the stables 

  • Parkes Rural Fire Service provide a hearty cooked breakfast from 7am - 9am, Wednesday to Sunday

Showground Entertainment  

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..

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:

Email:    secretary@parkesshow.org.au 

Phone: 0467 622 580

Visit the Parkes Elvis Festival Website

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Showground Information

Parkes Showground is OPEN for camping & caravaning 

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.


Until further notice, 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 and with access to water).
Our busiest camping times are during our annual show at end of August or the Elvis Festival in January.
We currently have over 300 powered sites available, so no need to book outside of these times.

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.
There are also enclosed stables or covered yards for horses.
Fire buckets are permitted 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

Show Secretary:                 Liz Brown

Office address:                   61 Welcome Street Parkes NSW 2870

Postal address:                  PO Box 126 Parkes NSW 2870

Telephone:                         0467 622 580

Email:                                 secretary@parkesshow.org.au


For any enquiries regarding our annual show activities, Elvis Festival, camping, stabling or event hire please complete and submit the following form:

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