Together, we would like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend the 155th A&P Show to be held 17, 18, 19 October!
Welcoming over 25,000 visitors through the gates, the Royal A&P Show, hosted at the Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana by the Hawke's Bay A&P Society, 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 will pack a three-day schedule and this will be accompanied by a huge amount of fun-filled family entertainment including the famous Mahons Carnival rides.
The Royal A&P Show resonates with the community of Hawke's Bay, and this year we will be honouring its traditions and the legacy of the agriculture and pastoral legends that created our amazing iconic event over 155 years ago.
The focus for us this year will be placed back on 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.
You will be able to see hundreds of horses, ponies, sheep, cattle, alpacas, dogs, pigs, poultry and so much more! Visitors will meet the New Zealand Axe Men, see shearing displays, view the dressage, browse the trade sites and shopping areas and many more activities!
This year there is a large group of Clydesdales traveling from right across the country including the deep dark South to attend The Show and will be putting on an amazing exhibition, this will be one of the largest groups of Clydesdales ever seen in the North Island.
Some key attractions include a visit to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council Natures Shed, the New Zealand Edible Garden area, hear from the famous Ruud Kleinpaste and famous chef Ray McVinnie and see local food hero Henry Heke in action.
A visit to the Sheep Pavilion with hundreds of sheep on display is a must do and viewing the equestrian World Cup event on Friday is essential – this is guaranteed to be a stunning event! Find out who will win the Affco Best of the Bay Beef Competition, see the fencers in action and enjoy the fine entertainment on show throughout out grounds.