Monday 29th - Wednesday 31st August 2022

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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!!


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 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..

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

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

Visit the Parkes Elvis Festival Website

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Showground Information

Parkes Showground is OPEN AGAIN 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 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, 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.


Until further notice, camping at Parkes Showground can be accessed via the Mitchell Street entry gate by 6pm.
Please proceed forward 30m 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).

The caretakers will 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 whilst on site.

We hope you enjoy your stay at the Parkes Showground and you 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:                         (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:

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