Parkes Showground

Show Ground - New South Wales


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. 

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.
The main gate is on Victoria St, but the camping is from Mitchell St.

$25 per night powered and unpowered sites. Currently the amenities blocks are closed.

Now has new amenities block, much better.

Lots of space, lots of taps and power points. The toilet and shower blocks near the entrance are rather old and run down, but it appears a new block is being built.

Ground is uneven. Amenities are dated. Unless you are lucky you will need long leads and hoses.

Great place to stay for Elvis Festival in January.
Powered Site $25.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)