CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL SHOW: All the details you need

Celebrating 141 Years held at Gosford Showground

Gosford Showground

Saturday 4 May – Sunday 5 May 2019

via main turnstile on Showground Rd;
via Glennie Street Car Park turnstile (Disabled parking available)

Gates open:
Saturday 9.00am – 6.30pm;
Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm


  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & Children 5-15yrs): $25
  • Adult: $10
  • Concession/Child 5-15yrs: $8
  • Under 5yrs: Free

EFTPOS available


Pick up point at Gosford Railway Station on Hospital side. Saturday from 9.00am 5.00pm, Sunday 9.00am – 3.00pm.

Return to Gosford Railway, pick up point from bus shelter in Showground car park in Glennie St
Saturday last bus 7.00pm, Sunday last bus 4.00pm


Fireworks: Don’t miss the Fire & Fireworks spectacular at 6.00pm to close Saturday Program.

Dress Up Pet Parade: Make it a real family outing by bringing along your very special pets all dressed up for their big big day out at the Show. Lots of fun with Prizes for Winners of each section & Ribbons to 3rd Place. No Fee applies to the Entries, lodge Form at Show Office from 11.00am .- 12 noon. To be held on Trackside Stage at 12.30pm.

Circus Challenge: Roll up! Roll up! Circus Challenge is coming to town and we have loads of fun and interactive activities for the whole family! The Circus Challenge Big Top Marquee will be sited on the upper lawn adjoining Dwyer Pavilion at the Show on Saturday and Sunday. This talented troupe will excite and amaze you. The team will demonstrate and teach Circus Skills for those keen to learn some new fun skills, great for all ages.

ElJAY Freestyle: ElJAY will be there both days showing off all his skills & crazy antics on Motor Cycles & Cycles. Located TRACKSIDE near the Carnival area, performing aerial and ground acrobatics and tricks never seen before. Photo opportunities on Trick Cycle. The Eljayshow crew are constantly changing and improving their show so no matter where you see them, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll see something new. ElJay performs a show like no other in Australia and definitely a show to not to be missed.

Paw Patrol: Three Performances on Saturday 4th May in the Stage Marquee. 12noon, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

HLM Trick Riding: The Team has come all the way from the Gold Coast to show their Horse skills to the Coast – 2.00pm Main Performance, 3.30pm RACE Horse versus quad bike, 4.30pm Main Performance.

Autofeast: On Sunday in the Centre Arena, hundreds of specially restored vehicles will compete for the prestigious awards on offer. These vehicles are much loved by their owners with countless hours and money being invested to restore them to their former glory. A great opportunity for car lovers to enjoy these stunning exhibits. 10.00am – 2.30pm

Snake Tails Australian Reptiles: Come, see & handle some of the amazing native animals on display & being handled by the staff from “The Snake Tails Australian Reptiles” at the Show on Saturday & Sunday. Located in Glass Pavilion just past undercover Trade Area.

Troppo Magic: WACKY – CLEVER -FUN – Troppo Bob will weave his magic on both days of the Show. Animal Tricks, Balloon Modelling – Have a special Balloon made just for you. Located just past Undercover Trade Area.


Birds: The Central Coast Branch Budgerigar Society of NSW will mount a vey well contested Competition at the 2019 Show, The Central Coast Aviculture Club has advised that they will attend the show and bring native parrots, their club banner and membership forms, and The Australian Heritage Association who specialise in rare budgerigars will also attend and bring 20 birds which are very colourful. There will also be finches on display which will add a lot of interest. Altogether this will lead to a wonderful variety of exhibits.

Cats: The Australian National Cats Inc (ANCATS) is a unique organisation responsive to the needs of all cats, their owners, breeder and exhibitors. Come visit to find information on how to care for your cat, upcoming cat shows, join us, and visit our breeders, national partners and supporters. ANCATS CAT SHOW will be held in the Dwyer Pavilion on both days of the Show.

Cavy: The NSW Cavy Club will conduct a NSW Cavy (Guinea Pig) Display at the Show on the SATURDAY and a Competition on SUNDAY at the Central Coast Regional Show. The Cavies will be located in the Dwyer Pavilion situated near Main Gate.

Rabbits: The Rabbit Breeders Association of NSW will hold a Rabbit Show & Exhibition in the Dwyer Pavilion at the Central Coast Regional Show on Saturday 4th MAY. On Sunday a Cavy (Guinue Pigs) Competition and Display will be held in the same spot.

Poultry: Poultry is included in the Schools Farm Display located in the Farm Animals Barn situated in the Lower Dwyer Pavilion.

Schools Farm Animals Display: The Central Coast Schools Farm Animals competition is open to those Schools which include Agricultural Farm Animals &/or Horticultural activities in their program.


Art and Photography: The Central Coast Art Society will be hosting the prestigious 25th “Margaret Smith Memorial Art Prize” exhibition in its regular spot in “The Old Tote Trust Rooms”. Visitors can enjoy the diverse exhibits and if a special work appeals can be purchased.

Knitting and Crochet: Knitters Guild NSW Inc. will be conducting competitions & displays of knitted & crocheted items in the main Function Rooms at the Show.

Lapidary and Genstone: The Central Coast Lapidary Club will host their competition in the “Old Tote Trust Rooms”. A large variety of Gems and jewellery will be on display and sales. Members will be on hand to provide advice.

Baking: This is a very traditional part of the competitions. With sections to cater for budding or established cooks in Open and Junior Sections. You will find these exhibits in the Main Funcion Rooms. A special opportunity to see the Judging taking place & learn in the process.

Cake Decorating: The Central Coast Branch of The Cake Decorators Guild will host their competition in the Main Function Room. Many of these exhibits will come fresh from winning ribbons at Sydney Royal. The delicate and imaginative works on Display are very much admired by visitors to the Show. Members will be on hand to provide information on techniques.

Fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, eggs: Includes classes for Schools Competition, Pre Schools plus Open & Junior Classes. Situated this year in the Dwyer Pavilion; entries will be accepted from 3.00pm to 5.00pm Friday 13 April, 2019 & to be picked up at 4.30pm Sunday 15th April.
Entries very welcome. Lots of special ribbons, certificates and prizes on offer.

Honey: The Amateur Beekeepers Association Club meetings are held on a monthly basis at the Showground. The Club is very active and hold a well supported competition and Display each year in the Main Function Rooms. In addition to the Honey Competition a great selection of honey will be on sale at the Show.

Orchids: These very special orchids will ben on show in the main Function. Rosettes are proudly displayed on the winning exhibits. There will be club members on hand both days who will be happy to answer any questions you may have on care of your plants.

Permaculture Display: These dedicated members of Permaculture Central Coast are very happy to share their passion with other looking to build a sustainable future. Now is your chance to find out how you can manage your garden in such a way as to produce food for your family.

Written by Kevin Bull

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