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Waikato A & P Show

Celebrating Rural Waikato for over 100 years! Join us for a weekend full of traditional animal competitions, entertainment and local shopping.

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October 28th – 29th 2023


Grab the whole family to enjoy a day full of entertainment. Watch as contestants compete with their animals in hope to be this year’s Supreme Champion. With heaps of cute animals, thrilling amusement rides, delicious food and local markets there is plenty on offer!
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Adventure Arena

Make some adventurous memories with the whole family at our brand new Adventure Arena. Try out the obstacle courses, rock climbing and even ice skating!

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Everyone’s favourite place to be at the Show. Come and meet all the cute animals, and maybe even feed a lamb or two.

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Tasty Bites

Choose from a delicious range of food. Get your classic hot dog and chips, maybe Thai fried noodles and definitely hot donuts for dessert!

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We have a great selection of goodies to buy and fun activities to try. Shop local and support local.

Animal competitions

Come and see a variety of breeds of livestock, alpaca, goats and sheep all in one place. Watch working dogs in action and find out who will be the Supreme Champion!
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Hooves, Hats & Heels

We have one of the largest equestrian events in the North Island. As well as heaps of horse and pony events all weekend, Friday will host the 4th annual Hooves, Hats & Heels Extravaganza – a racehorse and high-fashion event.

Special Event

Schools’ Day Out

Experience a tailor-made journey of discovery packed with hands-on practical learning including a fact filled take-home booklet. The School’s Day Out is a free, one-day learning programme held at the Waikato A&P Show. It’s open to all primary and intermediate school students in Hamilton and Waikato district.

Join the A&P Show

The Waikato A&P Show is all about connecting rural and urban communities and keeping it local. The Waikato A&P Show celebrates all our region has to offer. If you are keen to showcase your business, or enter a competition.

Visit the A&P Show

We can’t wait to see you all at the Waikato A&P Show! With loads of family friendly activities, competitions, farmyard experiences, tasty food and local markets there is something for everyone!