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Hawke's Bay A&P Show

The Hawke’s Bay A&P Show


Welcoming around 30,000 visitors through the gates at the Tomoana Showgrounds, the Hawke’s Bay A&P Show is a massive event that brings rural life to the city like no other event can.

The show is a great success every year thanks to the staff, supporters, sponsors, members and community who help make it happen. Some of the country’s best and most prestigious livestock and equestrian events pack the schedule, accompanied by fun-filled family entertainment. The HB A&P Show resonates with the people of Hawke’s Bay and has a positive impact on the primary sector.

A highlight in the Hawke’s Bay calendar

The HB A&P Show focuses on agricultural and pastoral elements; animals, competitions and the prestige associated with winning top prizes for the best of the best livestock.

Visitors to the show have the opportunity to see horses, ponies, sheep, alpacas, dogs, pigs, poultry and so much more. Shearing competitions are fast and furious, and world-class equestrians strut their stuff to the audience’s delight. Crowd favourite remains the farmyard and petting zoo, which is considered one of the best in New Zealand. Families love the opportunity to get up close to all kinds of farm animals. Carnival rides continue to be popular and a show visit is never complete without a hotdog on stick.

Rural enthusiasts delight in the huge array of livestock displays and competitions, agricultural machinery, seminars and educational talks. Trading opportunities are provided with a huge number of retail and hospitality stands.

Enriching communities

The A&P Shows play an important role in the development and preservation of regional communities throughout New Zealand. Show day provides positive social impact, alongside the many beneficial partnerships formed with community organisations.

The show’s contribution to community enhances wellbeing in our region. It’s evident across the board from equestrian sports and  livestock displays, through to community organisations benefitting from the opportunity to raise funds at the event. 

Come to the show!