Celebrating Our Youth
Countdown to Maitland Show

The first show of livestock, agricultural and other exhibits was held in the yards and shed of the Albion Inn, West Maitland in May 1842. The schedule of exhibits included wine, wheat, barley, maize, tobacco, cheese, butter, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and ploughing implements. Recognition was given to servants with the longest service record, with the best testimonial as to character and to the person who ‘pays the greatest attention to the appearance and comfort to his cottage and garden’. No sheep or wine were exhibited. Winners were awarded a silver medal. Kip and sole leather from George Turner’s Tannery and Colonial Earthenware by Mr King of Irrawong were also exhibited. Mr Doyle’s oranges reportedly measured 14 inches in circumference.

The 162nd Maitland Show will be held on 16, 17 & 18 February 2024

 Celebrating our Youth

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Judging For The Future Courses

A series of short, free, video-based courses on the proper handling of cattle, sheep, poultry and alpacas by students and young competitors at our shows.
It is the responsibility of shows, competitors and exhibitors to provide proper and humane care and treatment of animals, so these have been created to educate and provide training in the basics of animal handling and care, the principles of animal welfare and show ring ethics, and animal wellbeing.

These courses help us help the next generation keep livestock competitions going and growing.

Ticket Pricing

Online ticket sales now. Please note – 2 and 3 day entry passes available online only. Gates will be single day entry only.
*Plus online ticket fee

Early Bird Pricing until 31/01/2024 Single Day Ticket* 2 Day Pass* 3 Day Pass*
Adults $18 $30 $40
Senior & Concession $15 $27 $35
Children 5-15 year old $10 $18 $25
Under 5 years FREE FREE FREE
Family Pass – 2 adults and 4 children $50 $90 $130

Online Tickets from 1/02/2024 Single Day Ticket* 2 Day Pass* 3 Day Pass*
Adult $20 $32 $45
Seniors & Concession $18 $30 $38
Children 5-15 years $13 $22 $28
Under 5 years FREE FREE FREE
Family – 2 adults and 4 children $60 $98 $145

Gate only – eftpos preferred Single Day
Adult $25
Seniors & Concession $20
Children 5 – 15 years $18
Under 5 years FREE
Family – 2 adults & 4 children $70

Cattle Course Sheep Course
Poultry Course Alpaca Course