Venues For Hire

Armidale Showground is located at the heart of the spectacular New England region and plays host to many agricultural, rural and business events throughout the year.

The Showground’s assets include versatile indoor and outdoor spaces that are available for hire. Venue information is listed below and event ideas, of course, can be found on the Events page. If you have any questions, our helpful and experienced team are very happy to discuss options and opportunities so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

The Main Pavilion

Traditional Australian agricultural building providing a unique function space featuring exposed timber beams, hardwood floors and natural light. The building includes built-in display cases, particularly appropriate for craft, product or specimen display.


  • Capacity: approx. 200 people
  • Area/dimensions: approx.  504 m²
  • Overhead lighting and natural light
  • Direct vehicle and multiple access points

Weddings & Parties

Trade & Industry Shows

Art, Craft & Food Exhibitions

Seminars & Workshops

The Trade Pavilion

Ideal for meetings, club exhibitions and working groups, this heritage-listed, traditional agricultural building delivers excellent, multi-use space with exposed timber beams, concrete floor and lots of natural light.


  • Capacity: approx. 120 people
  • Area/dimensions: approx.  250 m²
  • Overhead lighting and natural light
  • Direct vehicle and multiple access points

Business & Training Events

Intimate Weddings & Parties

Club Meetings & Exhibits

Small Public Exhibitions

The Showring

At the centre of the Showground is our full-sized event Showring. Fully fenced and professionally maintained, the Showring offers a versatile space for your event. Set up marquees, pavilions, yards or rings to suit your requirements.


  • Fully-fenced turf area
  • Quality playing surface
  • Lighting towers for night events
  • Grandstand and mobile seating





The Exhibition Centre

Armidale’s Exhibition Centre is the region’s #1 undercover event space, delivering an exciting and versatile venue designed to accommodate the area’s equestrian clubs, livestock and industry requirements.


  • Full-sized, undercover arena
  • Washdown facilities and dedicated yards
  • Compact dirt floor, tiered seating available
  • Convenient parking for cars, floats & trucks

Equestrian & Livestock Shows

Exhibitions & Competitions

Trade & Consumer Shows

Photo or Film Shoots

The Showground Complex

For your next major regional event, consider the Armidale Showground Complex. In one convenient location, you will find multiple venues and flexible outdoor spaces suitable for carnivals, concerts, festivals, exhibitions or film locations.


  • Modern Exhibition Centre
  • Traditional Agricultural Buildings
  • Opens spaces, stadium & tiered seating
  • Convenient location close to Armidale’s CBD





Venue Booking Enquiries

Thank you for considering the Armidale Showground for your event. We look forward to discussing your requirements. Listed below are documents for download, which we ask that you review before making your enquiry.

Casual Hire Rates

Please see the Armidale Showground’s current price list for venue hire.

Terms & Conditions

The Armidale Showground’s current Terms & Conditions for Venue hire, including booking information, cancellations and payment details.

Expression of Interest

Please download and submit completed Expression of Interest form by post or email. A deposit of $100 deposit is required to secure a venue booking. The Showground’s bank details are listed the Terms & Conditions document (above).

Event Feedback

Please download and return the survey form after your event. Your feedback is valuable and will help Armidale Showground to continue to improve on our service and facilities.

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