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Tomoana Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay – a stunning venue for all events
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Tomoana Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Venue Hire

The Tomoana Showgrounds is a multipurpose venue lending itself to a variety of events and functions, from large national events such as Six 60 Concerts, Landrover Horse of the Year, the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show and the weekly Hawke's Bay Farmer's Market.

The Tomoana Showgrounds has a range of small, medium and large size event spaces and large green open areas which can be adapted to suit your event. Situated right on the edge of Hastings City, accommodation is close by and travel to and from the cities of both Napier and Hastings is effortless.

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How to Hire

Tomoana Showgrounds provides a range of facilities across 42 hectares (100 acres) and features extensive parking facilities.

The facility offers an impressive seated grandstand, green fields, animal housing facilities and large exhibition areas all set in beautiful spacious park-like grounds, which include a gorgeous lake in Waikoko Gardens.

To book the venue please contact the Hawke’s Bay A&P Society main office on:

06 878 3123 or admin@showgroundshb.co.nz to discuss your individual event requirements.

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Venue Information

The Hawke’s Bay A&P Society can provide the perfect location, the right grounds, right facilities and professional staff to meet your event requirements.

The Tomoana Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay is blessed with plenty of space. This means that those who are exhibition, or supplying facilities such as food and refreshments, can be placed with ample room to trade. Families attending can always find a nice quiet area to take time out during the excitement of the day’s events.

This Hawke's Bay event complex is a large facility offering an impressive seated grandstand, green fields, animal housing facilities and large exhibition areas all set in beautiful spacious park-like grounds, which include a gorgeous lake in Waikoko Gardens. Tomoana Showgrounds provides a range of facilities across 42 hectares(100 acres) and features extensive parking facilities.

The Showgrounds border Elwood Road, Karamu Road and Kenilworth Roads in Hastings which offers quick and effective traffic disbursements for all events. Accommodation is close by and travel to and from the cities of both Napier and Hastings is effortless.

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Our Spaces

At the Tomoana Showgrounds we have a space to suit all sizes, requirements, requests and budgets. Below is a list of all our key spaces, please get in touch to view our venue hire options or if you have any questions.

Waikoko Gardens

The stunning and iconic Waikoko Gardens is multi-purpose space to meet a lot of different event and function requirements.

Perfect for a market, fete, festival type event with the large lawn amongst the trees and direct road access from multiple gates, you will be sure to impress your attendees in this space.

Positioned next to the idyllic pond, erect a marquee for a stunning wedding reception, corporate function or momentous occasion. The sky is the limit in the beautiful and historic Waikoko Gardens.

Exhibition Hall

The Exhibition Hall is one of the largest venues in Hawke's Bay with capacity to seat 500 for a seated dinner right through to over 1000 for gallery type seating.

Our most popular space for large corporate and awards functions is the Exhibition Hall as well as a beautiful space for weddings, funerals, indoor markets and shows.

The concrete floor creates a suitable area for sports trainings, roller skating, office/organisation training and more - extremely versatile space.

Waikoko Room

The Waikoko Room is one of our funkiest spaces being located on the top floor of the grandstand and has incredible views over the Showgrounds through the wall of windows overlooking the grounds and driving range.

With capacity of 200 it's the perfect space for a birthday celebration, ball, reunion, smaller function, or workshop.

The room has it's own bar facilities with fridges and ovens along with large female and male bathrooms.

Grandstand

The very large bottom floor of the grandstand has held a variety of different events from concerts, indoor markets, weddings, birthdays and more.

A very versatile space with kitchen facilities, large chiller and bathrooms.

Main Oval

Our prestigious Main Oval is sure to impress and is able to host concerts up to 30,000 attendees, through to premiere equestrian events such as Horse of Year, NZ Young Horse & Pony and more.

The main oval and its stunning backdrop is also suitable for weddings and corporate functions in a marquee with no need to worry about capacity limits.

Come and check out the space!

Sheep Pavillion

Our beautiful sheep pavillion is as rustic as it comes.

With a stunning wooden gable roof, it provides shelter for all event shapes and sizes. Perfect for wedding ceremony's, parties, functions, concerts, team building days, workshops and everything in between this space is a great all weather option that still makes you feel outdoors.

Woolshed

The beautiful woolshed is an extremely versatile space that allows theatre type seating perfect for shows, concerts, presentations and workshops.

With capacity of over 300 this space will meet a lot of requirements with plenty of storage, bathrooms and can be jointly hired alongside our Sheep Pavillion which it opens up onto.

Showgrounds Site

Across the Showgrounds we have a huge amount of stunning green spaces. If none of the above venue hire spaces quite suit your needs, come in and have a chat with us to see all of the other open spaces and facilities we have to offer.

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