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The 2018 Maitland Show


Maitland Show turns 140!

Come along and help us celebrate this fantastic milestone on

Saturday, 10th March 2018

The Hon. Alan Ferguson, former farmer, insurance agent, Senator for the Liberal Party in Canberra and President of the Senate, will open our 2018 show.  Alan, who has been a part of this community all of his life, has had many achievements.

As usual, we have some favourites returning  and some new entertainment  to join the lineup.

This year: MTV Promotions will bring a range of entertainment including: a return visit by Australia's only pig racing AND DIVING team (as seen at Royal Shows around the country). They will also bring a couple of new attractions: , Hamish and Annie which is an interactive children's production involving song and dance, and a wild west whip cracking/rope twirling show. Also keep an eye out for the characters walking around the grounds. Great photo opportunity for the children. 

A first for the Maitland Show (and probably the Yorke Peninsula) will be a 9 hole mini golf. Fun for the whole family. Who is the champion golfer in your family?


Also new for 2018 is our COUNTRY CHALLENGE – bring your mates along and compete in the fun challenges we have planned.

A favourite of the V8 fans, Gary Baxter will be returning with his V8 utes  for some more Holden versus Ford on the Elias Smith Oval.

The Rockabout 8 metre mobile rock climbing wall, hugely popular in 2017, will be returning.   

Don't miss the fantastic display by the National Trust in the Band Hall. Memorabilia from the last 140 years.


For your musical enjoyment IN DA FACE will be returning with their selection of easy listening Rock n Roll from the 70's 80's and 90's. Sharing the musical stage with them will be newcomers  to the Maitland Show, ME 'N ME MATESThis group will provide a refreshing and unique celebration of Australian music and story telling. They combine traditional and contemporary songs with humorous spoken words.     


Other returning favourites include: the Model Railway in the Scout HallHealey's Animal Nursery, our R/C trucks,, Baarbaara and Shorn and their children,  and our annuall Piston Cup Lawnmower Racing.   


We have many competitions for you to enter from floral sections, garden produce, preserves, crafts, children's sections, photography and much more.  Click on the show book above to see the full range.   The show office will be open in the week leading up to the show to receive your entries.  CHECK THE CLOSING DATES which vary from one section to another. We would love to see a record number of entries this year for our 140th Maitland Show so lets get creative and start planning those entries.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Welcome to our 140th Maitland Show to be held on Saturday, 10th March.  As usual, the committee has worked hard to put together a memorable show for families and visitors, with something interesting for all ages. 


We have a great line-up of entertainment with some favourites along with some new items. The pavilion  will host a variety of competitions which will showcase the talents of the locals. 

Show President:

Graham Mattschoss​

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