Urban meets country at iconic Freds Pass Rural Show

The Top End’s much-loved Freds Pass Rural Show will return this month, with an exciting new location and a vast range of interactive experiences, exhibitions and competitions.

Set in the shady parklands around Freds Pass Reserve Lake, online tickets are now on sale for the popular community event, which will take place from Saturday, 27 May to Sunday, 28 May.

The iconic, family-friendly show is the place where urban meets rural, and includes equestrian events, livestock judging, animal displays, petting zoo, live performances, cooking demonstrations, and art and craft competitions.

In addition, there will be wood chopping, market garden produce, a grand parade, music talent quests, a classic car show and more.

Freds Pass Rural Show Chair Shirley Preston said that for over 40 years Territorians have sampled a unique slice of rural life at the iconic Freds Pass Rural Show.

“In 2023 this community show will once again delight visitors with a vast array of vibrant entertainment, products and exhibits, competitions and interactive events,” she said.

Foodies will be well catered for with the 50km Feast, a gala dining experience set under the stars, kicking off festivities on Friday, 26 May. Featuring celebrity chef Paul ‘Yoda’ Iskov, diners will be taken on an extraordinary culinary journey using local produce and Indigenous ingredients, while enjoying entertainment from singer, showgirl and comedian Constantina Bush.

The popular Paddock to Plate also returns this year, with local food preparation, tastings and workshops.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy an incredible line up of entertainment at the Main Stage on Saturday, including ‘mini moshers’ RIFF & RAFF in Pass the Rock, local legend Mick’s Whips, headline act The Neil Diamond Tribute and a memorable fireworks display. On Sunday, picnic on the lawn to Stereobate and a classic playlist.

Tickets on sale now at https://fredspassruralshow.com.au/.