Welcoming approximately 30,000 visitors through the gates, the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show, hosted at the Tomoana Showgrounds, is a massive event that truly brings rural life to the city like no other event can.
Some of the country’s best and most prestigious livestock and equestrian events pack a three-day schedule accompanied by a huge amount of fun filled family entertainment.
The A&P Show resonates with the community of Hawke’s Bay and has a significant and positive impact on the primary sector.
The focus of the event is placed on the agricultural and pastoral elements; the animals, the competitions, the prestige associated with winning the top prizes, and displaying the best of the best livestock to the thousands who attend each day of the event.
The crowds will be able to see hundreds of horses, ponies, sheep, cattle, alpacas, dogs, pigs, poultry and so much more! This year there is a large group of Clydesdales traveling from the South Island up for the event, there will be shearing displays, show jumping and many more activities!
The Hawke’s Bay A&P Show will be held on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October 2021. The Show will open at 8.30am to 5pm each day. Tickets go on sale on 1st September 2021.
Do you want to avoid the queues at the Show? We recommend that you purchase tickets online.
All Members of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society get free entry into the Show. You can join as a Member and access free tickets straight away! There are a range of membership categories available, and they all can be purchased online making it incredibly simple for you to join.
It is only with the dedicated support of our Membership that we are able to offer our agricultural and pastoral sector a range of opportunities and benefits to further its growth and, by extension, the growth of the beautiful region we call home.
The 2021 Hawke’s Bay A&P Show will be focussed on animals, the competitions, the prestige associated with winning the top agricultural prizes, and displaying the best of the best livestock to the thousands who attend each day of the event.
The crowd favourites will remain with the Farmyard, which is considered one of the best in New Zealand, taking pride of place in the event allowing families to meet and mingle up close with all kinds of farm animals. The shearing competitions will be fast and furious and world class equestrians will be present and riding on the Main Arena. Dogs, alpacas, goats, cattle, sheep and home industries will also be represented in force across the Show.
The ever-popular carnival rides will be back and of course attendees will be able to enjoy the delicious hotdogs on sticks! Rural enthusiasts will delight in the huge array of livestock displays and competitions, agricultural machinery, seminars and educational talks and trading opportunities will be provided with a huge number of retail and hospitality stands already signed up for the 2021 event.
All schools, teachers, home schoolers are now able to register for the incredibly popular Show education programme.
The A&P Show is an excellent opportunity to allow students of all ages and abilities to have a direct link to farms and food production systems, increasing their understanding of where food comes from, how it is produced and the journey from pasture to plate.
The programme is highly interactive and aims to establish an inspirational platform for students. It will engage and promote a choice of careers.
The programme includes a wide range of activities that can include pre and post show classroom projects and competitions for all students to show creativity and leadership.
The Education Programme run through the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show attracts hundreds of participants each and registrations are essential.
For more information click on the options below and register your children and or school today. If you have specific query please do contact our Show Education Programme Coordinator on at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hawke’s Bay A&P Show attracts over 30,000 people into the three-day event and the 160 trade exhibitors share in the millions of dollars that the event brings to the Hawke’s Bay economy.
After the Covid challenges of 2020, The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society is very excited to welcome trade and retail partners back to the 2021 Show which is to be held on 20, 21 & 22 October 2021.
Perhaps most exciting of all, are the new changes being implemented for the 2021 Show which include a brand-new trade layout, a single entry point and a new location for the carnival rides. The Society has spent considerable time reflecting on how best to deliver the most effective Show experience for our Partners and Show visitors and are confident that all changes will lift trade traffic, increase exposure to your site and create a more streamlined layout for the attendees of the Show!
Over 80% of all trade sites are returning exhibitors highlighting the value this event brings exhibitors. To find out more information about exhibiting at the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show in our Trade Pack or email our Trades Manager email@example.com and we will be very happy to talk through any questions you have.
To register for a trade space at the Show click below and our Trade Manager will be in touch very shortly to secure you a spot.
Some of the country’s best and most prestigious livestock and equestrian competitions will be run over the three days of the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show and with over 3800 entries being received each year there will be many people competing for the chance to scoop the prestigious ribbons, cups and prizes on offer.
The Hawke’s Bay A&P Show is a fantastic experience for the general public to watch competitors compete across many sporting and rural disciplines. The crowds will be able to see hundreds of horses, ponies, sheep, cattle, alpacas, dogs, pigs, poultry and so much more alongside a great deal of family filled entertainment!
Entering the competition is easy. Select the sections you are interested in below to enter. You can email any competition enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.