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Waikato Show

The first show was held in 1908 and was initially formed by the businessmen of Hamilton City in order to connect the Agricultural Community with the city folk.
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March – April 2024


We’re here to have fun and connect the people of the Waikato by experiencing the multiple cultures in our region through arts, entertainment and food.

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Good Bites

We have all sorts of tasty cuisine on offer! With both sweet and savoury offerings there will be plenty to keep tummies filled for a day of fun activities.

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Local Markets

We have a great selection of goodies to buy and activities to try. Check out what is on offer and support local business!

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Live Stage

Enjoy a fun and colourful line-up of performances that’s sure to get you dancing! Our programme will be updated closer to the show so you can enjoy your favourite performers.

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Grab your running shoes and get ready to play! Let your competitive streak shine watching roller derby and a powerlifting competition. Airsoft, clubs and more to come!

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Place of Quirks

Explore tons of quirky pop-up art put on by Waikato businesses and organisations, including heaps of chances to win cool prizes.

Special Event

Schools’ Day Out

The School’s Day Out is a free, one day learning programme held at the Waikato Show. It’s open to all primary and intermediate school students in Hamilton and the Waikato district. Providing a selection of interactive educational stations through the venue, the programme focuses on practical, hands-on learning.

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Join the Waikato Show

The Waikato Show is all about keeping it local. Local food, local products, local businesses and of course, local people! The Waikato Show celebrates all that our region has to offer. If you are keen to showcase your business, chat to us today.

Visit the Waikato Show

Our passion is everything Waikato, and our 2023 event is set to be our biggest event ever! With loads of family friendly activities, lots of tasty food and heaps of local markets there will be something for everyone!