About Us

The Freds Pass Rural Show has run every year for 35 years except 2013 due to a change in management. Our new show committee aims to bring some life back to this rural event which attracts more than 30,000 people over the two day period.

The show began as an Apex run fete for the Howard Springs Primary School and was run under an independent committee until 2006 when the Freds Pass Reserve Board took over management of the event. 2014 marked the return to an independently run event steered by a incorporated committee of passionate locals who did not want this vital community event to fade away when the Reserve decided they no longer wanted to stage the event.

The Freds Pass Rural Show is a complete rural show with equestrian events, livestock judging, an exhibition hall, side show alley and an animal nursery.

Our Paddock to Plate marquee will be a dedicated space where we will be inviting producers to offer tastings and talk about how their product is made. We are also inviting chefs to stage cooking demonstrations using some of the local produce on offer.

We also have some exciting entertainment planned and have focused on utilising local talent wherever possible. We will also stage the long running Talent Quest and NT Rural Achiever Awards.  On Saturday night everyone gathers for a spectacular fireworks display, and then party on to great outdoor entertainment.

See you there!