Venue hire at St Ives Showground

Browse the many different venues for hire at St Ives Showground.

Douglas Pickering Pavilion

Douglas Pickering Pavilion is the largest pavilion available for hire at the Showground. It has an updated kitchen, roller doors at either end of the building to facilitate vehicle access and separate pedestrian entry doors. Hire includes the use of 20 tables and 40 chairs. Ideal uses include markets, sporting activities, product demonstration, parties and dances.

 

Events Area

The Events Area is an open grassed area in between the pavilions and huts.  The site includes access to power and water.  This flat open area would be suitable for markets, demonstrations, car clubs and amusement installations.

 

Jim Powell Pavilion

The open plan kitchen and meeting space is surrounded by a beautiful patio area.  It is suitable for hire for meetings or small parties, and is the only facility in the Showground with private indoor amenities.

 

Jim Watson Main Arena

This large open green space with surrounding track is available for range of uses including events, circuses, markets, shows, sports training and competitions. The Main Arena is in a centrally located position providing ease of access to surrounding facilities at the Showground. When not booked, the Main Arena is available to the community as a dog off leash facility.

 

Louise Lennon Pavilion

Louise Lennon is a medium sized pavilion with an updated kitchen, roller doors at either end of the building to facilitate vehicle access and separate pedestrian entry doors.  Hire includes the use of 10 tables and 20 chairs. Ideal uses include markets, sporting activities, product demonstration, parties and dances.

 

Picnic areas

Picnic Area 2

This well shaded space has a wood barbecue, picnic tables, and is close to public amenities.  It is located beside the Louise Lennon Pavilion and the spaces can be hired together - the pavilion could be used as a wet weather alternative.

Picnic Area 3

This well shaded space has a wood barbecue, picnic tables, and is close to public amenities.

Picnic Area 4

This well shaded spot has a wood barbecue, picnic tables, children's playground, public amenities and a car park.  The landscaped area around the picnic tables has a level gravel surface suitable for wheelchair or stroller access.  The kids will love the playground - with swings, a cubby house, slippery dip and spider-web climbing structure there is something to suit all ages.

Picnic Area 5

This well shaded space has three wood barbecues and two picnic tables. This space is well suited for larger gatherings and is within walking distance of all playgrounds.

 

Princess Anne Arena

The grassed arena is approximately 2 acres in size. The arena is predominately used as an equestrian facility for training & competition days in showjumping, sporting, dressage, horsemanship and similar. It can also be used as an event space and is suitable for other sports, music and community events.

 

Ashen Arena

This dirt horse ring adjoins the Princess Anne Arena and is close to horse wash bays and public amenities.  It is suitable for use as a practice space or as a warm up arena for horse shows.

 

Dog training and exercise areas

Dog Hut B

Shelter facilities commonly used for dog training. Hire includes the use of 10 chairs.

Dog Ring 1

Dog Ring 1 is a designated off-leash area approximately 20m wide by 100m long.  It is located by the Jim Powell Pavilion and Dog Hut B.  This flat open area would be suitable for a marquee, market stalls and amusement installations.

Dog Ring 6

Dog Ring 6 is designated as a dog off-leash area and is most suited to dog training and exercise activities.

Dog Ring 7

Dog Ring 7 is designated as a dog off-leash area and is most suited to dog training and exercise activities.

 

Model Flying Arena

The Model Flying Arena is an open grassed area and is most suited for model flying and drone training.